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International Business BBA
They earn and spend foreign currency, operate under foreign laws, deal with complex cultural issues, and employ Americans to staff operations abroad.
Finlandia’s BBA International Business concentration gives you the broad liberal arts foundation to understand the complexities and cultural differences of an increasingly global marketplace.
Besides the business core required of all BBA majors, you will study international business, international marketing, and international economics plus a foreign language and courses designed to expand your understanding of international affairs. You will spend at least one semester of study abroad since cultural awareness, an important dimension of Finlandia’s IB concentration, is best obtained through living in a foreign country.
For international students for whom English is a second language, English is the language option and study of US history, government, literature, and politics is the international affairs option.
Requirements for the International Business Concentration 24 credits
Required Courses (15 Credits)
BUS 448 International Marketing
Language (6 credits)
Electives (9 credits)
International students: Select any two United States-related or English language-related ENG, GEO, HIS, PLS, or REL courses and one 300 or 400 level BUS or ECN course.
Native English Speaking Students: Select six credits of internationally-related GEO, FNS, HIS, PLS, REL, or SOC courses and three credits of 300 or 400 level BUS or GEO, FNS, ECN electives.
Students are advised to include more credits of language in their thematic and open elective courses. Finlandia has arrangements with other universities for students to take language intensive summer courses that will transfer against thematic or open elective requirements. See the ISB Dean for details.