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International Business Concentration - Business Administration Major

The international business major at Grand View University provides excellent preparation for students interested in careers involving the coordination of human and material resources toward the achievement of the international goals of the organization. In addition, international business requires special skills to adapt management methods to the needs of foreign environments.

The concentration is intended to prepare students for administrative positions in international divisions of American companies, careers in the national or international government agencies concerned with international trade development, and the establishment of international businesses and careers in commercial and investment banking.

As globalization persists, people who can conduct international business are vital to organizations now more than ever before. With the international administration concentration, you will gain the valuable skills global companies are seeking. Often combining training in language and in other business areas, you will learn to manage business relationships across borders in a variety of capacities.

Why Grand View?

  • Personal attention from faculty with real world business experience and expertise
  • Powerful internship program to gain real world experience
  • Rigorous academic preparation
  • Ability to customize your degree to fit your career goals
  • Available completely online!
Career Options

Many job opportunities exist for international business degree holders. Possible job titles include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Stock broker
  • Product manager
  • Economist
  • Consultant foreign exchange trader
  • Foreign service officer
  • Trade specialist
  • Import / export coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising executive
  • Human resources / human capital management

What Can I Do With This Major?

Course Requirements

Prerequisites

These courses will not be counted in computing the GPA for the major. 

ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3 credits
BSAD 145 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 credits
ECON 101 Principles of Macro Economics 3 credits
MATH 116 Finite Mathematics 3 credits

Requirements (48 credits)

ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BSAD 310 Principles of Management 3 credits
BSAD 311 Operations Management 3 credits
BSAD 315 Marketing 3 credits
BSAD 340 Business Law I 3 credits
BSAD 352 Corporate Finance 3 credits
BSAD 399 Internship 3 credits
BSAD 450 Business Capstone Seminar 3 credits
ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics 3 credits
ENGL 309 Writing for Business 3 credits
STAT 241
or
BSAD 239
Principles of Statistics
or
Statistics for Social Sciences
4 credits
or
3 credits

International Business Concentration

BSAD 317 International Marketing 3 credits
BSAD 331 International Management 3 credits
ECON 415 International Finance 3 credits
POLS 361
or
POLS 370
Comparative Politics
or
International Politics
3 credits

Take one foreign language course (earn a C or better) or complete a semester long study abroad program (submit paper and have department approval).

Non-native English speakers will take MLAN 311 or another foreign language course (with departmental approval).

3-4 credits
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Krumm Business Center

Named after college benefactor and former Maytag CEO, Daniel J. Krumm, this academic building houses general-purpose classrooms for business students, a large lecture hall, computer lab for all students, and faculty/staff offices.The university's information technology department is also based out of the Krumm Center.

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Awards and Accomplishments

Faculty

Alec Zama • Assistant professor of business, presented a paper at the Midwest Academy of Management Conference (MAM) in Chicago, Illinois, with the following title: Impact of High-CSE CEO on Top Management Team Composition and Size. He has been a reviewer and a presenter at MAM since 2009.

Alec has also been a keynote speaker at the Leadership Iowa Luncheon, a development program organized by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation where 40 leaders from across the state of Iowa participate in year-long leadership development activities. Zama's speech is titled "American Democracy: An Immigrant's Perspective." In his speech he discussed his experiences living in a communist society and in a democracy while comparing and contrasting the two systems.

Sample Internship Opportunities

  • Foreign companies operating in the United States (e.g., Chanel, Airbus)
  • Government Agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Commerce, State, Treasury)
  • Government Relations (e.g., Council on Foreign Relations)
  • International Banks (e.g., World Bank, Export-Import Bank, International Finance Corporation)
  • Multinational corporations (e.g., Viacom, L’Oreal, Hilton, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, Disney, Goldman Sachs)
  • Nonprofit Organizations (e.g., Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International)
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