International Business

As an International Business (IB) student, you will have opportunities in various aspects of business such as global finance, marketing and economics.

Opportunity to Innovate

You will develop a portfolio of experiences that qualitatively differ from those offered by most IB programs and serve to differentiate the Foster College of Business. You will gain real-world consulting experience, giving you a competitive edge when seeking employment after graduation.

You will work on consulting projects that help businesses explore foreign markets. Projects may include advising on market opportunity or strategizing decisions in a global context.

Impact the World

Bradley’s International Business graduates have a 90 percent career outcomes rate.

They are employed by:

  • Banks
  • Educational institutions
  • Exporters
  • Freight forwarders
  • Leading consulting firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Service companies
  • Transportation agencies

Major Requirements

World Language - 12 hrs.

  • For French, German or Spanish: 12 hours at 200 level or above, with 3 semesters in the same language.
  • For Portuguese, Russian, Hindi or Mandarin: 12 hours at the 100 level or above, with all credits in a single language.

International Studies - 12 hrs.

  • IS 103 Fundamentals of International Studies: Global Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • IS 104 Introduction to International Studies: Area Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • *Area Studies - 6 hrs.
    • Africa: IS 340, IS 440, IS 448
    • Asia: IS 182, IS 385
    • East Asia: HIS 207, IB 204, IS 285, IS 318, IS 381
    • Europe: IS 330, IS 331
    • Globalization: IS 410, IS 475
    • Latin America: HIS 125, IS 322, IS 323
    • Middle East: HIS 206, IS 363
    • Russia/CIS: HIS 208, IS 353, IS 355, IS 359
    • South & Southeast Asia: IS 373

International Business - 12 hrs.

  • IB 206 Introduction to International Business - 2 hrs.
  • IB 302 Global Trade Management - 3 hrs.
  • IB 323 International Financial Management - 3 hrs.
  • IB 390 International Monetary Economics - 3 hrs
    or *IB 391 International Trade - 3 hrs.
  • IB 446 Global Marketing Management - 3 hrs.

*An IS course used to satisfy the Non-Western Civilization or Social Forces and Institutions Gen. Ed. requirement may be counted toward the Area Studies requirement in International Business.

Other Requiements

  • A second major or minor in business - min 12 hrs.
  • Study abroad - 3 hrs.