International Business

Major: International Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.1101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

About the Program

The international business major explores the international business environment as well as the internal workings of international corporations and the impact of international considerations on the various functional areas of business.

International business focuses on business activities that cross national borders. The plan of study explores the international business environment as well as the internal workings of international corporations and the impact of international considerations on the various functional areas of business.

This major allows students to choose from a menu of courses. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, with courses drawn from across business disciplines and anthropology. Specialized operational courses are offered, along with more general theoretical and comparative ones.

For more information about this program, contact the School of Economics.

Degree Requirements

Students completing the major in international business are required to complete six courses in the same language (a language other than the student's native language) at Drexel University. It is recommended that students also take a 320 or 420 language course, focusing on the language of business or professions. This requires a minimum of 6 language courses (24.0 credits) at the college level or up to level 6 placement, including proficiency in at least one language. Some of these courses may count toward the student's general education electives.

Students may satisfy the language requirement through foreign language course replacement by studying overseas. All study abroad programs must be approved by the Study Abroad Office.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Twelve (12.0) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives18.0
Total Credits180.0
Required International Business Major Courses *
INTB 440Seminar in International Business4.0
Category A, select a maximum of three of the following12.0
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Category B, select a minimum of four of the following16.0
Multinational Corporations
International Business Law
Global Financial Management
Global Marketing
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Total Credits32.0
*

 Students majoring in international business must also complete a minimum of 6 language courses (24.0 credits) at the college level.

Recommended Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
Modern Language 101/General Education elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Modern Language 102/General Education elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
History Elective (HIST)4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
Modern Language 103/General Education elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Modern Language 201/Free elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Modern Language 202/General Ed Elective4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
INTB Category A Elective4.0
INTB Category B Elective4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
Modern Language 203/Free Elective4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
INTB Category B Elective4.0
INTB Category B Elective4.0
Science Elective3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
INTB Category A Elective4.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
Social science elective3.0
ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
INTB Category A Elective4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Business Consulting 
Business Consulting for Nonprofits 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
INTB 440Seminar in International Business4.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
Free electives3.0
INTB Category B Elective4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 180.0
*

 See degree requirements.

Co-op/Career Opportunities

International business graduates are employed in a variety of corporate settings, including the pharmaceutical, banking and telecommunication industries. Some students pursue graduate studies or find employment in multilateral governmental organizations.

The concentration has been designed to provide a competitive advantage for those students interested in international business careers. In addition to business coursework, students also take advantage of Drexel’s programs in history-politics, sociology, anthropology, and other areas that focus on international topics.

The University offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian Studies, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Each minor can include study of the vocabulary needed for business transactions within the particular language.

Proficiency certificates are also available to students at the intermediate level as proof that students are proficient enough to live abroad and interact with native speakers in their home countries and cultures. Proficiency certificates are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. Also visit the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Facilities

In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 12 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

International Business Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Department Chair, Management; Department Head, Decision Sciences and MIS. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Rolph E. Anderson, PhD (University of Florida) Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing. Professor. Personal selling and sales management; multivariate data analysis; customer relationship management (CRM); customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.
Trina larsen Andras, PhD (University of Texas at Austin) Head of the Department of Marketing; Academic Director, Center for Corporate Research Management. Professor. International marketing, marketing channels management, cross-cultural communication.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
Lawrence Duke, MBA (Harvard Business School). Associate Clinical Professor. International marketing and strategy, new product development, business-to-business marketing, marketing of financial services.
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University) Provost Distinguished Research Professor. Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology, eCommerce; Online Auctions; Outsourcing; SAS; Technology Adoption.
Shawkat M. Hammoudeh, PhD (University of Kansas). Professor. Applied econometrics, financial economics, international economics, and natural resource economics.
Yanliu Huang, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Consumer n-store decision making, consumer planning, health marketing, memory and learning.
Bang Nam Jeon, PhD (Indiana University) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Financial economics, world financial market linkages, foreign direct investment flows in the Asia-Pacific economies, the Korean economy: currency crisis, FDI, and macroeconomic issues, regional economic integration and newly industrializing economies: the
Daniel Korschun, PhD (Boston University). Assistant Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
Hyokjin Kwak, PhD (University of Georgia) Department of Marketing. Associate Professor. Advertising effects, consumer behaviors and e-commerce.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University). Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Maria Olivero, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Macroeconomics, international finance.
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business communication; Cognition and strategy; Competitive intelligence; Determinants of Firm Performance; Global Management; New Markets in Emerging Countries; Russian Business Culture.
Bert Rosenbloom, PhD (Temple University) Rauth Chair of Electronic Commerce. Professor. Marketing channels and distribution systems, electronic commerce, inter-organizational marketing management, wholesale and retail distribution, marketing strategy and planning.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Associate Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
Srinivasan Swaminathan, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Professor. Marketing research and strategy, pricing and promotions, loyalty and satisfaction.
Constantinos Syropoulos, PhD (Yale University) Trustee Professor of International Economics. Professor. International trade, political economy, applied microeconomics.
Yoto Yotov, PhD (Boston College). Associate Professor. International trade, applied microeconomics, political economy.
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