Business Administration, B.S. - Concentration: International Business

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Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the Business Administration Requirements, and at least 50 percent of the Concentration Requirements at Southern Connecticut State University.

Although optional, students in this program are encouraged to attend one summer school session in a foreign country. A semester abroad would be even better preparation for a career in international business.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
MAT 150 - Calculus I

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software

Tier 2 - Global Awareness:
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:  
ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Tier 3 - Capstone
MGT 460 - International Business

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


51 Credits Required

Business Administration Requirements
27 Credits Required
('C' or better required)

ACC 200 – Principles of Financial Accounting 
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting 
ECO 221 – Statistics for Economics and Business
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance
MGT 240 – Legal Environment of Business
MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar
MIS 370 – Business Information Systems
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing

International Business Concentration
18 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required)

Select 4 courses with 4 distinct prefixes from:

  • ACC 424 – International Accounting
  • ECO 303 – Development Economics
  • ECO 350 – International Economics I: Trade
  • ECO 440 - Regional Economic Integration
  • FIN 347 – International Financial Management
  • MGT 430 – Management of Multinational Corporations
  • MIS 400 – Global Information Systems
  • MKT 420 – Global Marketing

Select 2 courses from:

  • ACC 370 - Accounting Information Systems
  • MGT 400 - Business and Society
  • MGT 425 - Managing for People, Planet, and Profit
  • MIS 360 - Supply Chain Management
  • MKT 361 - Consumer Behavior on the Internet
  • MKT 341 - Digital Marketing
  • Special Topics Classes (when appropriate)
  • Independent Study

Business Elective
6 Credits Required

Select 2 courses outside of concentration


6 Credits Required

6 credit cognate in cultural studies selected with approval of an advisor. Cognate would be drawn from departments of ANT, IDS, PSC, HIS, WLL, ART, LIT, or GEO and would serve as cultural exposure to a foreign country or region.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Although 6 of these credits may be taken within the School of Business, students are encouraged to take all their free electives outside the School of Business.