The International Business major was designed to prepare graduates in both business fundamentals and knowledge of the economic, political, cultural, legal, and other environmental factors that shape the patterns of international trade, investment, financing, and strategic alliance in today’s global economy. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in one of Monmouth College’s foreign exchange programs. Participants in these programs learn about that nation’s business environment, culture, and language while studying in that particular country of interest.
Career opportunities for International Business majors exist in all types of organizations since even small firms do business internationally via the Internet. Employers of international business graduates include: multinational corporations, financial and research institutions, manufacturers, management and marketing consulting, government, and technology companies. Graduates joining small and mid-sized firms will find many complex and challenging international business opportunities in the United States and abroad.
Required Courses for the International Business Major:
BUSI 101 Data Analysis
Introduction to Commerce
BUSI 121 Business Math and Statistics
200 Principles of Economics
218 Business Writing
301 Intermediate Macro Economics
Business Administration and Organization
360 International Trade and Finance
345 Globalization and International Management
International Business Practicum
International Business Strategy
*Students can satisfy the international travel requirement for this course by completing an approved study abroad experience or BUSI 290.
Electives outside Business and Accounting:
Students must choose one course from the list below or complete one elective course with approval of the program coordinator. Students may select courses from this list without prior approval of the program coordinator. With the approval of the program coordinator, students may substitute a course from the recommended list below or propose other courses which involve course material directly related to international studies or a geographic focus.
270 Global Affairs
366 International Organizations
397 States and Markets
Contemporary World History
351 Comparative Economic Systems
Other Recommended Courses:
POLS 200 Comparative Politics
397 States and Markets
202 Modern Japan
Cultures of the Middle East
237 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
282 Cultural Psychology
210 Judaism and Islam
300 Philosophy and Religions of Asia
244 Religion and Politics
Foreign Language coursework beyond the 102 level.