International Business

International Business Dual Major

The International Business program prepares students for managing businesses in a global environment. In the world of markets and business, opportunities exist in a global economy. The Campbell School of Business is pleased to provide students with the opportunity to major in international business.

Why International Business?
The International Business major was developed because we listened to what our students wanted. We offer a dual major where students major in a traditional business discipline of accounting, finance, management or marketing and then take supplementary coursework in the international arena. The International Business program provides an integrated foundation that focuses on global business practices.

Students can choose course offerings from among these options:

  • International Business
  • Business and Society
  • Economic Development
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Marketing

Students can also opt for courses in Government (International Relations), Anthropology, or advanced courses in Spanish, French and German languages.
The International Business emphasis combined with business discipline knowledge offers Berry graduates the chance to easily translate their skills to an international business setting. To survive today, organizations must understand the effects and opportunities presented by globalization. International Business graduates are hired by multi-national corporations, businesses involved in foreign trade (import/export), government and public institutions, international relief and environmental organizations.
Berry’s goal is for our graduates to be ready to forge business relationships in places like Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bonn, Milan, London or Buenos Aires.

The International Business major is a dual major. Students may pursue the International Business major only if they simultaneously pursue one of the other business majors offered by the Campbell School: Accounting, Finance, Management or Marketing. A total of 15 additional credit hours specific to International Business are required to fulfill the requirements of the International Business major.

Campbell School of Business
The Campbell School of Business stimulates critical thinking, helps students develop communication skills, provides a forum through which students can integrate and synthesize knowledge and fosters ethical decision making and leadership. Faculty have global industrial, retail, commercial, nonprofit and government experience.
The curricula of the Campbell School of Business are built upon a foundation that represents the blending of undergraduate and graduate programs, of teaching and research, of development of technical skills, and of a broad concern for individual, social and economic values. This solid foundation makes the school a vital and exciting place to study and work.

The undergraduate curriculum has three components: a solid foundation in the liberal arts, grounding in a common body of skills and knowledge important to the business professions, and opportunities for specialization in one of our majors.

At least three courses selected from the following list. However, students can take all 5 courses from the major from this list:

Course number Course Title Prerequisites
BUS 410 International Business Junior standing
BUS 416 Business and Society Junior standing or consent of instructor
ECO 350 I Economic Development ECO 210
ECO/FIN 440 International Economics and Finance ECO 210 and Junior standing
MGT 415 Cross-Cultural Management MGT 301
MKT 425 International Marketing MKT 301

No more than two courses selected from the following list:

Course number Course Title Prerequisites
GOV 321 International Relations GOV 207 or GOV 211 or GOV 217 or
GOV 411 International Law and Organizations GOV 321WI
GOV 421 International Relations Theory GOV 321
ANT 340 Globalization and Local Communities ANT 200 or SOC 200
SPA 404 Spanish Business Communication Any 300-level SPA
FRE 404 French Business Communication Any 300-level FRE
GER 403 German Economy and Business Communication Any 300-level GER