International business, as an academic field, identifies, describes and assesses business phenomena in a variety of cultural, political, social and economic contexts. As an international business major, your coursework will bridge contexts and lay the foundation for superior business practices. International business research informs policy makers, managers and enhances the potential for businesses to make positive contributions to society.
The principal objective of the BS in International Business is to prepare aspiring students for careers in globally integrated for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as for cross-border entrepreneurial pursuits. More specifically, you'll gain necessary analytical skills, knowledge and intellectual versatility to succeed in careers involving international market analysis, global business development, consulting, international banking and finance in any country and culture, across a wide range of industries.
As an international business major at SNHU, you'll acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in international business at SNHU include:
International business graduates from SNHU often start their careers in the domestic headquarters or branches of an organization in a division involved in international activities and advance to positions coordinating global activities. Opportunities for overseas assignments may emerge within a few years depending on the specialized skills (e.g., language) required by the company in its foreign operations. Graduates typically find opportunities in the following areas as active professionals and entrepreneurs:
The BS in International Business at SNHU was initiated in 1980 and has been a driving force in the global orientation of the School of Business. Our innovative curriculum is designed to build skills that are essential to navigating today’s highly competitive global markets with instant communication, rapidly changing business models and complex relationships.
As an international business major at SNHU, you'll be encouraged to pursue concentrations to obtain depth in a business function (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) that will compliment your international business training and enhance your post-graduation placement opportunities. You can select minor areas in Finance, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Operations Management, Hospitality and Sports.
Full-time international business faculty at SNHU are a highly respected, experienced, diverse group of scholars recognized as productive academics, effective teachers and competent experts in their respective functional areas within the academic and business community. Their teaching spans all tiers of the academic pyramid, from undergraduate to doctoral level, and they are practiced in diverse domestic and international settings. They all have doctoral degrees from respected U.S. universities.
Free elective Credits: 15
This course introduces students to such primary cultural factors as religion, language, values, technology, social organization and political environment that affect U.S. firms doing business outside of the United States. Students learn the significance of identifying and assessing the importance of these factors so they can more effectively manage in the international environment. A variety of international environments will be studied. The course uses text, cases and exercises. Global marker.
This course is designed for those students who are pursuing a major and those that have definite interest in carrying out a career in International Business as well as those who seek to broaden their knowledge in the field. Explicitly, the course will introduce students to the contemporary issues and challenges faced by managers of Multinational Corporations in the International Business setting. The course will give students the opportunity to work in teams by focusing on a practical approach to learning. It will provide students with skills that can facilitate their entry into a job market in International Business or related field at various levels of expertise.
INT - Students may choose five (5) International Business electives.
Select three of the following:
The study of foreign currencies and exchange risk management, global organization and control, planning and performance evaluation in multinational enterprises, multinational taxation, global financial statement analysis, and transparency and disclosure in global environment to gain an appreciation and understanding of international managerial accounting. The above studies will relate to international accounting and reporting considerations, standards, and responsibilities. Global marker.
International Economics develops and explores alternative explanations for the determinants of international trade and financial flows. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the cause and effect of such international phenomena as trade patterns, factor mobility, direct and portfolio investment, multinational corporations, balance of payments disequilibria, and government trade and exchange controls. The course highlights the interdependence of nation-states in the world economy and the development of national policies that are designed to alter or control the pattern of international trade and investment. Global marker.
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
Any Language elective with the LAR, LFR, LMN, or LSP prefix
*Students may choose up to two (2) Language courses.
You also have the option of earning your bachelor’s degree in International Business in just three years through our innovative Degree in Three program. Combining traditional classroom studies with unique out-of-classroom learning experiences, Degree in Three lets you:
An education from Southern New Hampshire University is a smart investment for your future. It's an affordable investment, too. We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That's why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
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This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP.