International Business Major - Bachelor of Arts
The International Business major is designed to prepare students for careers in multinational corporations. Studies in business foundations and cross-cultural courses are the beginnings of preparation for international business. The degree is granted upon completion of 147–153 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
What will I study?
As an international business major, you will study broad areas of business including a survey of the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of engaging in international business, including consideration of entry strategies and MNC operations. You will have the chance to learn a foreign language and the option of a supervised internship experience in China or another foreign country. Study abroad is highly recommended.
Many international business classes take a case study approach utilizing small groups and discussion. The approach is interactive, requiring students to take responsibility for investigating aspects of the class. International business students are regularly exposed to interesting resources, literature and business professionals in the field. The department keeps up with current trends and advancements in international business while maintaining its roots in more traditional areas, allowing for a well-rounded education.
What makes Northwestern College a great place to study International Business?
- Small class settings
- One-on-one teacher-student approach
- Christian environment
- Excellence in education based in biblical ethics
- Internship and excellent job opportunities in organizations such as:
- Banking/Financial institutions
- Christian organizations
- Health organizations
- Insurance companies
- Large corporations
- Nonprofit organizations
- Museums/the arts
- Social agencies
- Small business
- Financial services
- On-campus involvement: Investment Club
- Philosophy course in core curriculum: BUS4435 [WCE].
- Natural World mathematics course in core curriculum: one of MAT2035, MAT2121.
- Social Science course in core curriculum: ECO2201.
- BUS4996 is an international work/travel/study experience of three to six months' duration.
- Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all Business Core courses. Courses with grades below “C” must be repeated.
|Business Core||37 cr|
|ACC2101||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACC2102||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|BUS3331||Business Law - Contract and Agency||3|
(see Philosophy requirement above)
|ECO2201||Principles of Economics I|
(see Social Science requirement above)
|ECO2202||Principles of Economics II||4|
|MIS1115||Introduction to Databases and Spreadsheets||2|
|MIS2125||Business Information Systems||4|
|MKT1085||Principles of Marketing||4|
|International Business Requirements||26–32 cr|
|BUS3835||Professional Experience Seminar||1|
|BUS4996||International Professional Experience*||0–6|
|BUS4998||Professional Experience Assessment||1|
|HIS3155||History of East Asia**||4|
|MGT3275||Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management||4|
|MGT4855||Corporate Strategies and Policies||4|
|*If taken for credit, BUS4998 is not required.|
|**Upper-level history course related to the country of the chosen foreign language (Chinese or Spanish recommended). Must be replaced if Chinese is not the selected foreign language.|
|Foreign Language||0–16 cr|
|Must achieve 2102-level competency in the foreign language native to the experience site (Chinese or Spanish recommended).|
Note: WCE = Written Communication Emphasis; OCE = Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.