BSBA in International Business

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in International Business is a 120-credit program. It is designed for those preparing for careers in international business and service agencies and those presently employed in the field who seek professional advancement.

What You Will Learn in the BSBA in International Business Program

The central theme of the BSBA in International Business program is adapting the domestic and global operations to the cultural needs of foreign nationals on a workable business basis. All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

 

BSBA in International Business Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Analysis
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-111)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-112)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary Electives
(9)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Professional Business Requirements 54
A. Business Core 27
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
B. Area of Study: BSBA in International Business 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Introduction to International Business
    • Choose one of the following: International Economics, International Finance or International Marketing*
(6)
  • Electives
    • International Accounting
    • International Monetary Systems
    • International Transportation
    • Import-Export Management
    • Law and Multinational Business
    • Management of Foreign Operations
    • Multinational Entry Strategies
(12)
C. Business Electives 9
III. Free Electives 6
Total 120

*others NOT chosen can be included as electives.

  • Required Courses: Introduction to International Business; Choose one: International Economics, International Finance or International Marketing
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Credits in this area of study may be completed through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), examinations or courses from other colleges.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Students are strongly urged to develop competencies in a foreign language at or above the intermediate level and to include a subject in cultural/political systems (area studies) of foreign countries.

Note 3: Students are strongly urged to complete 9-12 s.h. in one of the following functional areas: accounting, finance, human resources management, marketing or operations management.

Note 4: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 5: Thomas Edison State College examination refers to the College’s own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 6: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.