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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – International Business Specialization

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – International Business Concentration

In a globalized business world, success depends on your ability to manage all aspects of operations—including finance, marketing, and team development—across cultural and national boundaries. Salem International University’s concentration in International Business offers you the opportunity to pursue in-depth knowledge and skills for navigating international business.

This program is part of our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The degree is available online or on campus, and takes as little as 40 months to complete.

Objectives of This Program

The International Business concentration consists of five upper-level courses that offer you insight into topics including:

  • International trade, environmental regulations, and law making
  • Financial decision-making and legal considerations
  • Understanding and selling to diverse markets
  • Recruiting, hiring, managing, and negotiating across cultures

After graduation, you should be equipped to pursue entry-level career opportunities within global businesses.

Career Opportunities

The skills you learn in the BSBA – International Business program can help you prepare for careers in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Import/Export
  • Finance and banking
  • International marketing

This program also prepares you to complete a master’s degree later on.

Program of Study

The concentration in international business builds on the general knowledge, international focus, and core business curriculum of our BSBA program with five targeted courses:

  • BUS440 International Law & Public Policy
  • FIN343 International Finance & Banking
  • MGT222 Human Resources Management
  • MGT424 International Business Management
  • MKT431 International Marketing

These upper-level courses are taken during the last two years of your degree program.

Course Format

SIU offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online or on campus in West Virginia. Both learning options feature:

  • The same curriculum and accelerated course sequence
  • Experienced faculty who support your goals
  • A diverse learning community
  • Comprehensive preparation for your business career

Course Descriptions

BUS440 – International Law and Public Policy (3 Credits)
This course is designed to challenge students to develop a broad understanding of the global legal, regulatory and public policy systems and how they affect them as business managers and leaders. Businesses have become increasingly subject to international as well as local and national laws, regulations and public policies. Legal and regulatory provisions pervade such aspects of business as trade practices, marketing practices, environmental practices, intellectual properties, ethics and business relationships with employees, customers and other interested parties. This course assists students in developing their ability to meet the ethical, legal and regulatory demands and responsibilities of conducting business in a contemporary global environment.

FIN343 – International Finance and Banking (3 Credits)
The basic thrust of this course is to provide students with a conceptual framework that helps them in financial decision-making in an international context. This will be a logical extension of the introductory finance course, but builds and extends the valuation concepts and analytical framework to account for the unique dimensions of international finance.

MGT222 – Human Resources Management (3 Credits)
A study of the principles and techniques of manpower management in organizations; controversies and processes of interaction among labor, management, government, and the public; labor law; and the collective bargaining process. In-depth study of manpower management in organizations. Case studies are used.

MGT424 – International Business Management (3 Credits)
An examination of management problems arising out of the operation of a multinational enterprise. Topics include the installation of operations (capital investment) in foreign countries; alternative forms of entry and organization including licensing, acquisitions and joint ventures. Attention is given to organizational structure, strategic decision making, movement of monies, goods, skills, and technology across national borders; barriers to entry; home-host governments; staffing, corporate ethics and social responsibility; and socio-cultural influences that bear on the management of the multinational enterprise.

Overview of Admission Requirements

Anyone who wishes to apply to our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • High school graduate or equivalent (such as a GED or international secondary institution).

High school transcripts (and/or college transcripts for transfer students) must be provided before the end of the first semester of study. International students will need to provide results of credential evaluation and English language capability.

Please see the application page for more details.

A World of Opportunity

Earn a business degree with an international business concentration to achieve your goals. Talk to a Salem International University admissions advisor for more information about our BSBA in International Business today.

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