College of Business & Economics

Department of Management

Business Administration Major: International Business Concentration

With a growing global economy, it is important to understand different cultures and how business is conducted abroad. While international business topics are incorporated in the business administration major, students may choose to focus on it with the international business concentration. This concentration provides students with a more global view of business while also allowing them to study and understand other cultures and languages.

The requirements for the business administration major with the international business concentration include 21-22 units of lower-level required courses, 33 units of upper-level business required courses and 24 units of international business courses.

These requirements are for catalog year 2013-2014. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view the requirements. You may also refer to the correct Advising Form for your catalog year.

>> Suggested Course Sequence for the International Business Concentration (PDF)

Lower-Level Required Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Upper-Level BUAD Required Courses (33 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)
Note: University Core: Advanced Writing Course (ENGL 317) is taken prior to or concurrent with BUSX 301.
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
Note: Requires approved internship
EBTM 306 Fundamentals of Project Management and Business Decisions (3)
EBTM 337 Information Technology (3)
EBTM 311 Principles of e-Business (3)
EBTM 365 Principles of Operations Management (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3)
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)

NOTE: All Accounting, Business Administration, and e-Business majors are required to take the Comprehensive Test of Core Business Knowledge (PDF) in the capstone course, Business Strategy, MNGT 481.

International Business Concentration (24 units)

Course Number Course Name
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory & Practice (3)
FIN 435 International Finance (3)
MKTG 445 Global Marketing (3)
MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3)
Four additional courses (total of 12 units) to develop an understanding of the linguistic, economic, sociocultural, and physical environments of foreign countries or regions from the following:
Foreign language a maximum of 12 Intermediate or 200+ level or above units
ANTH 367 Peoples of the Middle East (3)
ANTH 368 Development and Industrialization: Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3)
ECON 325/ 326 Economic Development (3)
ECON 421 International Economics (3)
ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3)
GEOG 317 Energy Resources (3)
GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3)
GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3)
GEOG 381 Political Geography (3)
GEOG 423 Geography of Maryland (3)
GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3)
GEOG 447 Geography of Middle East (3)
GEOG 451 Geography of Europe (3)
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America an the Caribbean(3)
GEOG 462 The Two Down-Unders: Geographies of Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand (3)
GEOG 463 The Silk Road: The Geographies of Central Eurasia (3)
GEOG 470 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography (3)
HIST 311 Traditional India: Historical Development (3)
HIST 312 History of Modern India (3)
HIST 316 Revolutionary China (3)
HIST 340 Israel/ Palestine: Conflicting Past, Conflicting Present (3)
HIST 452 Russia/ Soviet Union: 1894-1953 (3)
LAST 484 Special Topics in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3)
LEGL 474 Special Topics in Legal Studies(3)
MNGT 494 Study Abroad in Management (3)
PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3)
PHIL 327 African Philosophy (3)
POSC 303 Theory of International Politics (3)
POSC 307 Contemporary International Politics (3)
POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3)
POSC 351 Government and Politics in Latin America (3)
POSC 355 Latin American Policy of the US (3)
POSC 447 International Law and Organization (3)
POSC 470 Special Topics in Political Science (3)
POSC 472 Special Topics in Political Science (3)
POSC 473 Special Topics in Political Science (3)

Admission to the Major

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