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Southeast's international business program provides a specialized curriculum for students interested in in preparing themselves for managerial careers in international business. This interdisciplinary major emphasizes the development of cultural, financial, managerial, marketing, and economic understanding of the international environment. International study opportunities include over 20 overseas locations while paying Southeast’s standard tuition and fees. 

What  You’ll  Do     

As an international business major at Southeast, you’ll  be prepared for employment with companies participating in global commerce—from locally owned entrepreneurial enterprises to multinational corporations. You’ll also have a variety of opportunities to gain experience in your field, including: 

  • Working closely with qualified, award-winning faculty in a small class environment. 
  • Gain global experience with more than 30 study-abroad programs offered with the Harrison College of Business. 
  • Participate in Southeast’s Center for International Business Programs, which provides support for international business majors and coordinates numerous international exchange and group immersion programs annually. 
  • Get resume-building experience by completing an internship that matches your career goals. 

International Business Degree Map

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Outcomes & Careers

  • $96k

    Financial Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a financial analyst is $96,220.  

  • $95k

    Management Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a bookkeeper is $95,290.    


  • 78k

    International Accountant

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an accountant is $78,000.    




What You'll Study

Degree Map

As an international business major, you’ll join the growing world economy and make an impact on global organizations. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.   

Business Administration Core – 30 Hours Required

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From:*

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

Support Courses – 27 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • QM257 Business Analytics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Analytics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

NOTE: All 100 and 200-level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300-level business core and business major courses.

International Business Major Courses

Choose 9 Hours From:
  • AC540* International Accounting (3)
  • BA458 International Business Internship (3)
  • BA560* International Business (3)
  • EC580* International Economics (3)
  • FI540* International Finance (3)
  • MG560* International Management (3)
  • MK560* International Marketing (3)
Choose 3 hours from the following:
  • AC330 Accounting Analytics (3)
  • ER561 Entrepreneurship Plan & Strat (3)
  • EC351 Applied Economic Models (3)
  • EC490 Business Forecasting (3)
  • MG446 Acquiring Talent (3)
  • MK345 Intro to Business Research (3)
  • QM358 Production/Operations Management (3)

Required minor to be selected in any department in the Harrison College of Business (except “Business Administration” minor) or select a second major in the Harrison College of Business.

Foreign Language/Cultural Support

3 credit hours of University foreign language/culture instruction or equivalent (e.g., 2 years of high school language with a grade of ‘C’ or better) and a term of study abroad of at least 8 weeks OR 12 credit hours of foreign language/culture instruction and an international immersion program less than 8 weeks in length (UI343)

*If chosen for the IB major, cannot be used to fulfill International Business requirement for the BSBA core.

“Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this
course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this
program of study.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Socialand Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours    
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours    
  • Written Communication – 6 hours    
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours    
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)    
  • Mathematics – 3 hours    
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)    
  • Additional Requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)    
  • Civics Examination 

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)    
  • UI100 (1)    
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3)  
  • MA116  or MA123 (3)    
  • MI101 (3)   
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (15 Hours)    
  • EN140 (3)    
  • SC105 (3)     
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)    
  • Foreign Language* (3)    

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA   

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)    
  • AC221 (3)   
  • BA252 (2)     
  • EC215 (3)    
  • QM257 (3) 
  • General Education (3)    
  • Elective (2)    
Spring Semester (15 Hours)    
  • AC222 (3)    
  • BL255 (3)    
  • EC225 (3)    
  • QM258 (3)  
  • General Education (3)    

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA   

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)    
  • BA452 (1) 
  • FI361 (3)    
  • MG301 (3) 
  • MK301 (3) 
  • International Major Course (3)
  • General Education (3)    
Spring Semester (15 Hours)    
  • AC330, EC351, EC490, ER561, MG446, MK345, or QM358 (3)    
  • MI375 (3) 
  • UI343 (3) 
  • International Major Course (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Milestone: Maintain a 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (12 Hours)    
  • International Core Course (3)    
  • Business Minor Course** (3)  
  • Business Minor Course** (3)  
  • International Major Course (3) 
  • General Education    
Spring Semester (12 Hours)    
  • BA400 (3)    
  • Business Minor Course** (3)  
  • Business Minor Course** (3)
  • Elective (3)   

Milestone: Maintain a 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

A “Milestone” signifies a significant stage for a student in the completion of a degree.

*Foreign language courses will be recommended based on student’s plans of study abroad or short term trip.
**Hours of minor courses vary depending on approved business minor selected.  

  • Foreign language requirements vary based on selection of immersion program or study abroad.  
  • An approved study abroad or immersion program is required.  
  • Courses taken in semester of study abroad will vary depending on program selected. 

“Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this
course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this
program of study.


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