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What You Can Expect to Learn as an International Business Major

It is no secret that many companies have found success in doing business at an international level. From technology to automobiles to furniture, many of our homes showcase the importance of how far a company can reach across borders. 

A degree in International Business is perfect for those students looking for an exciting career working with people from all over the world. Not only will you learn the details about successful business practices, but you’ll also expand your future with the opportunity to work just about anywhere. 

Here is what you can expect to learn as an International Business Major at Everglades University. 

International Business Major Overview

Everglade University students interested in this field of study earn a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in International Business. Classes give students a solid understanding of the world of business on both a domestic and international level. 

International Business Majors are those students who enjoy solving problems that span between borders. Ethics and culture are a large part of this degree as well. Students learn to communicate effectively and be aware of the challenges of some international business relations. Management skills are also a large part of this degree and will prepare students for an intricate and dynamic role in business.

Solid Foundation: Core Classes

As with any undergraduate degree from Everglades University, students take 30 required credit hours of general education courses. While many students arrive at Everglades University with no prior college coursework, some do come with transfer credit that can count towards some of these basic core classes:

  • English (6 Credits)
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
  • Computer (3 Credits)
    • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Communications (3 Credits)
    • Speech
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits)
    • American Literature
  • Math (6 Credits)
    • College Algebra OR College Math Equivalent
    • Statistics
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
    • Political Science
  • Natural Science (3 Credits)
    • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Behavioral Science (3 Credits)
    • Introduction to Psychology

 

The core classes for an International Business Major provide a solid foundation for your career. You’ll learn about how college courses work and meet other students who are starting their college careers as well. It is essential to do well and study for these classes to help prepare you for the detailed areas of your coursework.

Career Basics: Lower and Interdisciplinary Studies

After meeting general education requirements, you’ll begin to dabble in the world of International Business. These classes help to whet your appetite for the major while also providing vital skills that you’ll need for your career. The following courses are 3 credit hours each.

Lower Division Courses (18 Credits)

    • Accounting Principles I
    • Accounting Principles II 
    • Introduction to Sustainability 
    • Principles of Business 
    • Fundamentals of International Business 
    • Introduction to Global Policy 

 

Students can take 7 courses of Interdisciplinary studies to meet the required 21 credits for this part of the International Business major. However, you can also choose the following classes to fulfill the Interdisciplinary Study coursework. The following courses are 3 credit hours each:

Interdisciplinary Studies (21 Credits)

    • Principles of Supervision 
    • Macroeconomics 
    • Principles of Management 
    • Introduction to Marketing 
    • Accounting Information Systems 
    • Negotiation Communications 
    • Organization and Technology of Information Systems 

 

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Tailored Curriculum: Upper Division Courses

The upper-division courses dive into the details of this career path. Students in this major learn many management skills and techniques as well as business practices to use in the future. The following courses are 3 credit hours each:

Upper Division Required Courses (54 Credits)

  • Relationship Management 
  • Writing for Managers 
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Critical Thinking in Business 
  • Managerial Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Management 
  • Effective Team Management
  • Global Strategy and Policy 
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Effective Global Management
  • Analyzing the Global Business Environment
  • International Operations Management
  • International Business Ethics
  • Managing the International Environment
  • Putting Global Strategies into Action
  • Politics in International Business 
  • International Business Capstone Course 

 

Students eligible for graduation must have a total of 123 credits, as described above. The estimated time to complete the coursework is 41 months. However, the total time can vary depending on transfer courses or the need to retake classes. 

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Classes That Prepare You for a Successful Career

One of the significant benefits of the coursework at Everglades University involves how education translates to the real world. Students take a large number of classes that help them learn about the fine art of managing people.

International Business is a major for those students who enjoy managing multiple aspects of a business. The Everglades University coursework pinpoints those areas of International Business that will create a solid background for successful careers. 

The combination of specific courses, along with talented professors and staff, create a unique degree program. International Business majors know that they will receive a comprehensive education that sets them up well for future success.

Students can take these classes either in person on the beautiful Everglades University campus or online for those students who don’t live in the area. This unique ability to offer courses to anyone with an internet connection helps students earn their degree no matter where they are in life. 

The exciting world of business is yours with an International Business degree from Everglades University. Contact our admissions office today for more information about how you can get started in this exciting career field.