International BusinessBachelor of Science

Fundamental principles of global business

A degree in international business exposes students to the fundamental principles of business within the richer context of the global, cross-cultural perspective.

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As technology continues to bring countries closer together, the need for individuals well-versed in global commerce expands. A degree in international business is designed to help students prepare for a career in an organization that does business both domestically and in one or more countries abroad.

This growing field is ripe for motivated individuals with an interest in all aspects of global commerce and culture.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe, interpret and distinguish between types of economic systems and analyze exchange functions within various systems.
  • Analyze and interpret the economic climates and risks of various countries.
  • Demonstrate and apply fundamental management techniques pertaining to the American workplace with the ability to comprehend those of other cultures.

Course Requirements

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Academic Plan

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Career Options

A degree in International Business can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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4-Year Career Plan

The path to your future career starts long before graduation. Learn what steps you need to take along the way to put you a step ahead.

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Start Your Global MBA while Pursuing Your Degree in International Business

As an international business major, you have the option of applying for Friends Global MBA degree program. This will enable you to earn your bachelor’s degree and your Global MBA in just five years! Fifteen credit hours needed for the Global MBA can be used to meet upper level requirements for your bachelor’s degree in international business. As a junior or senior you can apply for our Global MBA program through a graduate school application. If accepted by the Global MBA program director, you will be able to complete the remaining 15 credit hours of the Global MBA degree in just one year. Please contact your adviser if you’re interested in adding these courses to your degree plan. It’s a great way to get a head start on the Global MBA!

Featured Faculty

Arlen Honts

Dr. Arlen Honts

  • Professor of Business
  • Business and Information Technology
  • B.S., M.B.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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