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2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog

Business Management, International Business Concentration, B.S.B.A.

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Firms, large and small, have the opportunity to participate in worldwide business ventures, whether through exporting, importing, international trade, or by manufacturing or setting up service operations overseas. The firms also face the challenges of competition from foreign companies.

The international business concentration provides students with a better grasp of the opportunities and challenges, and facilitates functioning in an international environment. The program provides exposure to the cultures of various countries, development of familiarity in at least one foreign language, and training in a broad range of management and business theories and skills relevant to international operations. 

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements

All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.


  • Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A /MAT 140B . In lieu of MAT 140A /MAT 140B , students are required to take an additional free elective.
  • Completion of ECO 101  and ECO 102  will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113 .

Major Course Requirements

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.


Only one of ANT 220 , GEO 101 , or PLS 141  may be counted as a major elective course.

International Business Language Requirement (3 crs.)

At least three credits in one modern language at the 103 level or higher shall be completed by the student. 101 and 102 level language courses may be prerequisites for 103 courses, depending on the student’s prior language background. If the student is taking a language offered at Shippensburg, one modern language course at the 103 level or higher must be taken at Shippensburg.

General Education

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements Specific for this major

International Business Career Opportunities

The program prepares students for job opportunities in government agencies, multinational corporations, or firms of all sizes with international operations. The program also provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of graduate study.

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