The International Business Major
The global economy is a reality, and global trade and investment are growing at unprecedented rates. The International Business major is ideally suited for students eager to embark on careers in international business as well as those who prefer to focus their efforts on domestic markets. Barry’s International Business majors will gain solid business knowledge and skills as well as the ability to understand and manage the complexities inherent in the international marketplace. Our location in Miami, a recognized international business center and home to people of many different cultures, affords International Business majors numerous options to see and directly participate in international business ventures. Truly, there is no better place than Miami to experience international business!
Completing the International Business major will prepare students for exciting careers in corporate, entrepreneurial, and public sector environments as well as with multilateral institutions. Past graduates now have successful careers in international marketing, research & analysis, finance, trade, supply chain management, planning, and operations. The International Business major is also an excellent choice for students planning to attend graduate programs such as law, international relations, and public policy where the understanding of the international marketplace and global institutions is important.
International Business majors are encouraged to select a double major within the School of Business (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) or a minor from another School (e.g. public relations, computer science) to deepen their knowledge of a functional area to assist them in obtaining their first post-graduation positions.
Several aspects of the International Business major differentiate it from other majors, including:
Internships:International Business majors have the unique opportunity to gain relevant, practical work experience prior to graduation through the program’s required international and domestic internships.
Foreign Language: All International Business majors must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either by completing 12 credits of foreign language coursework or by successfully passing a language proficiency exam).
Study Abroad:International Business majors are encouraged to study abroad during their sophomore or junior year to broaden their international knowledge and experience base. The School of Business works through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) to provide many study abroad opportunities and has partnerships with business schools in Europe.
International Business Advisor
Please contact Dr. Nicole Castater, Director of the International Business Program, with any questions about the major. In addition, International Business majors should contact her early in their academic careers to plan their coursework and internships as well as to discuss study abroad options.
She can be reached at (305) 899-3522, NCastater@barry.edu in Andreas 210.
Required Coursework for the International Business Major
|Business Core (39 credits)|
|BUS||181||Introduction to Business|
|BUS||239||Business Law I|
|MGT||305||Organizational Behavior and Management|
|MGT||325||Business Processes and Supply Chain Management|
|MKT||306||Principles of Marketing|
|BUS||311||Applications of Statistics in Business|
|BUS||315||Introduction to Information Systems|
|Business Electives (3 credits)|
|International Business Major (21 credits)|
Distribution Requirements with co-requisites
|Theology and Philosophy (9 credits)|
|Communication Arts - Oral and Written (9 credits)|
|Natural Science and Mathematics (9 credits)|
|MAT||108||Precal for Business|
|MAT||152||Elem Prob & Stats|
|Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 credits)|
|ECO||201||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|(3 credits required from: ANT, CRM, PSY, SOC)|
|Humanities and Arts (9 credits)|
|Non-Business Electives (15 credits)|
|CS||180||Introduction to Computers|