International business, as an academic field, identifies, describes and assesses business phenomena in a variety of cultural, political, social and economic contexts. As a Bachelor of Science in 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.
SNHU's bachelor's in international business program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This course is the foundation for business in a global context with an emphasis on applications. It offers a survey of fundamentals and principles of management in the context of globally oriented firms and primarily presents an assessment of the differences between business in domestic and international context. The course explores fundamental issues in business in an increasingly interdependent world; including management principles and techniques in a global context. Themes constituting fundamentals of international business such as economic, political, cultural and social environment of business; organizations that facilitate international business and organizational structures; trade theory; government influence on trade; international business modalities and entry strategies into foreign markets, global financial system as well as the emerging issues related to international business; are also explored.
This course is designed to familiarize students with global financial architecture and the modus operandi of global financial markets and multinational financial institutions, with the focus on policy- and concept-oriented issues in international banking and international capital markets. It aims to provide a comprehensive background to understand the international financial environment and to expose students to a wide range of international financial functions, operations and products.
Gain a holistic perspective of international management across the major functional areas of business as they are practiced in a multinational organization. Explore the influence of culture, politics, society, and economics on conducting business globally, and navigate the balance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in international operations.
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.
The course introduces students to strategic management in the global arena. It focuses on the internal strategic environment of an organization, the external strategic factors present in the international environment, and the manner in which a strategic thrust and a strategic fit are created between these two environments. The course relies on the use of case studies of U.S. and foreign international corporations. Writing Intensive Course.
Examine international similarities and differences in the cultural, economic, political, social and physical dimensions of the environment in relation to marketing and sales functions. Learn about the changes in marketing systems and the adoption of marketing philosophies and practices across national boundaries through the study of the foundations, scope, and challenges of global marketing. Develop market entry and integrated marketing strategies for new products in global markets including media, communication, distribution, and pricing strategies.
Total Credits: 120
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