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BS in International Business

From performing market research for a German software manufacturer to working as a marketer for a global brand, a degree in international business puts you on a path to a rewarding career.

About this program


Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)


Critical Details

Percentage of International Business majors who report high gains in their ability to think critically & analytically (NSSE 2015)

Program Overview

Getting connected

Kathy McAfee gives introduction tips to Quinnipiac University graduate student Latisha Wilson during a speed networking session Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Connecting Women Breakfast Forum at Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus

From taking on the challenges of being an international sales manager at a U.S. technology company to being a global supply chain planner at the German company, or perhaps being on staff at a foreign embassy in Washington DC working with companies who want to increase their international trade, a degree in international business puts you on the path to a rewarding career.

Corporations, nonprofits and government agencies all over the world need talented professionals with the ability to successfully work in culturally diverse environments and have a knowledge of global markets and international business trends. As an international business major, you’ll learn how to work with culturally diverse businesses and populations, and further develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.  You will also develop a foundation in international finance, international marketing, global supply chain, and international management and strategy, as well as learn how to work with international data and its sources. Graduates with this background have the ability to develop careers in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, global supply chain, international marketing and marketing research, business development, financial analysis, and business consulting.

IB majors can graduate with two State-approved certificates: export marketing and international purchasing. As an IB major we encourage you to immerse yourself in a foreign country with our study-abroad program to better understand its history, politics, business and culture. Many students complete an internship while studying abroad in such countries as Italy, Argentina, China and Japan.

Collaboration with local businesses, as well as major firms in neighboring New York City, allows you to apply the knowledge you’ve gained in a real-world setting. Internships with companies such as Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Sikorsky, and Perrier provide you with further experience and opportunities to network.

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in International Business Curriculum

The BS in international business requires the completion of 125 credits.

Course List
Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum 46
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business 37
International Business Core
IB 313International Marketing Research3
IB 320Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship3
IB 324Negotiating Internationally3
IB 335International Finance3
IB 352International Management3
IB 345Global Supply Chain3
IB 401International Strategy and Business Plan3
International Business Electives
Select two of the following:6
IB 300
Special Topics in International Business
IB 311
International Marketing
IB 355
Advanced Topics in International Financial Management
IB 362
Cross-cultural Business Research Part 1
IB 363
Cross-cultural Business Research Part 2
IB 488
International Business Internship
SB 360
International Microloan Funding
Open Electives
Select 15 credits 115
Total Credits125

Students can choose any course they want. However, it is recommended that students choose open courses that could be applied to their minor. Note: Students placed in MA 107 have 12 credits available under electives.


All international business students are strongly advised to complete a minor in any functional area of business (e.g., finance, CIS, marketing, management, etc.). In most cases, a minor can be completed without taking any extra courses by carefully planning the course selections.

Study Abroad Requirement

Students are required to study abroad, ideally for a semester but in special circumstances a shorter program is possible (e.g., J-term, Summer etc.). Please see the department chair if you have further questions. Foreign students are exempt from this requirement.