International Business Co-Major

Major: International Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 186.0
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; 11-1011; 25-1011

About the Program

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

The International Business co-major allows students to choose from a menu of courses. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, with courses drawn from international business, marketing, management, finance, economics, and other areas. Specialized operational courses are offered, along with more general theoretical and comparative ones. The co-major substitutes further training in the form of a Primary Business major for the language courses that are required under the International Business major. Students are encouraged to explore additional opportunities such as international co-ops, study abroad and global classrooms. 

Additional Information

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

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication (WI)3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English literature elective: (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0
Fine arts elective3.0
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Architecture (ARCH), Art History (ARTH), Dance (DANC), Film Studies (FMST), Interior Design (INTR), Music (MUSC), Photography (PHTO), Visual Studies (VSST), Screenwriting & Playwriting (SCRP),Theatre (THTR)
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 Electives12.0
Students select (12.0) credits of general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following four categories.
Diversity & Multicultural
Society & Culture
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Communications (COM), English (ENGL), Fine Arts (ARCH, ARTH, DANC, DIGM, FMVD, SCRP, FMST, INTR, MUSC, PHTO, THTR, WBDV, VSST), Global Studies (GST), Language (LANG) or Philosophy (PHIL)
Social Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS), History (HIST), Sociology (SOC), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY)
Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (INFO), Science, Technology and Society (SCTS)
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
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
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
Management Simulation
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Primary Major Courses36.0
Students completing the International Business co-major (requirements listed below) must do so in conjunction with a primary business major. Students must select a primary major from the following list (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations & Supply Chain Management.)
International Business Co-Major Requirements **
The International Business Major offers two options: Option (A), which includes study for competency in a language other than English (and other than the student's native language). For more information, please see the International Business (Stand-Alone Option) listed under Majors. Option (B) is the Co-Major option highlighted below. The co-major option substitutes further training in a relevant business discipline or functional field in the form of a Primary Major instead of the language courses.
Select at least six of the following:24.0
International Business Law
Intercultural Communication
Strategic International Communication
International Macroeconomics
Economic Development
Global Financial Management
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
International Business Consulting
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Global Marketing
Operations Planning
Total Credits186.0
*

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

Students not participating in co-op will not take COOP 101; 1 credit of Free Elective will be added in place of COOP 101.

**

 Students completing the International Business co-major must do so in conjunction with a primary business major. Students must select a primary major from the following list:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no co-op 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0 
   
   
  General Education elective3.0 
 16 16 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0 
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGB 3004.0General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0VACATION
PHIL 1053.0History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses*8.0 
Primary Major course*4.0Primary Major course*4.0  
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free Electives**5.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective3.0Primary Major courses*8.0Primary Major course*8.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0   
Primary Major course*4.0   
 15 16 17 
Total Credits 186
*

See catalog for a list of Business majors that may be completed in conjunction with the International Business Co-Major

**

Students not participating in co-op will not take COOP 101; 1 credit of Free Elective will be added in place of COOP 101.

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0General Education elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
   
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0OPM 2004.0International Business Co-Major course4.0
STAT 2014.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Primary Major course**4.0
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0  
International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses**8.0  
Primary Major course**4.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free Electives 4.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective3.0Primary Major courses**8.0Primary Major course**8.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0   
Primary Major course**4.0   
 15 16 16 
Total Credits 186
*

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

**

See catalog for a list of Business majors that may be completed in conjunction with the International Business Co-Major

5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0General Education elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
   
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0  
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0  
STAT 2014.0  
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0  
OPM 2004.0International Business Co-Major course4.0  
ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Primary Major course**4.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0  
International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses**8.0  
Primary Major course4.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free elective4.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective3.0Primary Major courses**8.0Primary Major course**8.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0   
Primary Major course**4.0   
 15 16 16 
Total Credits 186
*

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

**

See catalog for a list of Business majors that may be completed in conjunction with the International Business Co-Major

Facilities

The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home for LeBow College of Business is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, at the intersection of Woodland Walk and Market Street, where it forms a gateway to Drexel and a backdrop to the historic statue of A. J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). The diagonal massing of the lower floors follows Woodland Walk and combines with the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (Diamond & Schmitt, 2011) to energize the University’s central quadrangle. The building’s tower will mark the LeBow College and Drexel campus from all directions while the open, glassy Market Street façade will showcase the College’s student activities to passersby.

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium and 100-seat lecture hall one floor below and to a divisible multipurpose room and additional classrooms above. The building’s upper floors contain faculty offices interspersed with seminar rooms and group study rooms. The top floor houses the Dean’s suite and a boardroom and conference suite that opens to east- and west-facing terraces.

The building’s warm masonry and glass exterior reflects the emerging vocabulary of the next generation of Drexel buildings. Sophisticated solar shading devices allow maximum transparency between the inside and outside while supporting the building’s high environmental aspirations.

Key Building Features

  • Five-story atrium
  • Finance trading lab with Bloomberg Terminal Room
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • 160-seat event space
  • 100-seat lecture hall
  • 45-seat seminar rooms
  • 44-seat computer classrooms
  • 60-seat classrooms
  • Executive MBA classroom
  • 24-seat classrooms
  • Special areas for experiential learning simulations and business consulting
  • Videoconferencing capabilities
  • Integrated teaching technology in all classrooms
  • Recording studio to support LeBow College’s online programs
  • Extensive areas for students to gather socially and for collaborative study, including student collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student social space
  • EMBA Alumni Lounge for the exclusive use of EMBA alumni
  • Behavioral Studies Lab
  • Starbucks
  • Green Globe certifiable, meeting worldwide sustainability standards

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, the Behavioral Lab webpage, and the Finance Trading Lab webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

International Business Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 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.
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.
Jodi Cataline, MBA (University of Delaware). Associate Clinical Professor. Global classrooms, Financial literacy
Dana D'Angelo, CPA (Drexel University). Clinical Professor. Global classrooms and use of backchannel research
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). Associate Professor. Consumer n-store decision making, consumer planning, health marketing, memory and learning.
Ohyun Kwon, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Assistant Professor. International Trade and Trade Agreements
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Associate Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University) R John Chapel Jr. Dean. Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Eydis Olsen, MA (American University). Associate Clinical Professor. International business, banking.
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Associate Clinical Professor. Business communication; Cognition and strategy; Competitive intelligence; Determinants of Firm Performance; Global Management; New Markets in Emerging Countries; Russian Business Culture.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). 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). Professor. International trade, applied microeconomics, political economy.
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