Buena Vista University

International Business

Be the go-to employee for international assignments. Travel the globe and get paid doing it. Play a key role in your company’s overseas business operations. Today, the forces of globalization are changing the business landscape. As an international business major at BVU, you will learn how to look at the world from a global perspective and become equipped with cross-cultural business skills. 

Through your studies, you will not only learn the fundamentals of business, you will learn about foreign cultures, languages, histories, and religions through coursework, internships, and an extensive range of study-abroad opportunities. BVU’s international business program is designed to ensure you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and gain a competitive edge in today’s global job market.

Courses of study


Major In International Business: 73-79 credit hours

AREA 1: Common business core:

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MGMT 206 Management Science
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

AREA 2: Major courses:

ECON 405 International Economics
FNBK 405 International Finance
MGMT 307 International Business
MRKT 407 International Marketing
PSCN 315 International Relations
RELI 110 Introduction to World Religions
or RELI 111 Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
or RELI 112 Religions of Asia

1 course from:

An international January interim travel course to a different country than the study/internship abroad site.
HIST 112 World Civilizations II
HIST 125 Asian Civilizations
HIST 227 Topics in World History
HIST 320 History of the Middle East
HIST 349 Modern Europe
HIST 358 Women Around the World
HIST 360 History of China
HIST 362 History of Japan
HIST 364 History of India
PSCN 310 Comparative Politics

AREA 3: A foreign language minor including:

COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
CHIN, JAPN, GERN, or SPAN 490 International Experience

Recommended support work:

Additional 3 courses within a single business discipline
2 courses in an additional foreign language
Additional courses from the above interdisciplinary list

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