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Lake Superior State University

Business Administration — International Business: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This degree requires successful completion of a curriculum with a minimum of 128 semester hours.

A major in international business is intended to develop a student’s ability to meet the challenges of the global business environment. In addition to providing the fundamental foundations of all business functional areas, the major teaches the student to identify and develop appropriate solutions to situations that are unique to conducting business in the global environment. The international business major provides the student with an understanding of international business by providing upper-level courses in international economics, international marketing, cultural differences, politics and foreign languages. Students will also participate in an approved international experience which will involve either study abroad, work experiences, or internships.

Degree Requirements

General Education (31 Credits)

  • BUSN308 Managing Cultural Differences 3
  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Humanities Elective 4
  • Natural Science laboratory courses 8
  • Social Science Elective 3

BS Degree Requirements (8 credits)

Natural science, social science or mathematics electives

Common Professional Component (60 credits)

International Business Courses (18 credits)

  • ECON408 International Economics 3
  • INTB389 Competing in the Global Marketplace 3
  • INTB375 International Business Law 3
  • INTB420 Comparative International Management 3
  • INTB486 International Marketing 3
  • Approved International Experience Elective 3

Select one of the following courses for the International Experience Elective:

Regional Electives (4 credits)

Select one of the following regional courses:

Modern Foreign Language (8 credits)

Free Electives to total 128 credit

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.