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Lake Superior State University

Business Administration - International Business: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


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.

Program Learning Outcomes:


International Business Knowledge – Apply international business knowledge in the areas of management, marketing, economics, and business law.

Cultural Systems - Analyze how cultural, economic, geographical and political paradigms impact ethical issues in various international business decision processes.

Synthesis - Evaluate nature, significance and context of managerial activities as undertaken by leadership in various organizations in international business contexts.

Critical Thinking - Work in teams, use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate legal issues pertaining to international business law and international business operations.

International Marketing, Culture and Communication - Function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. This includes awareness of own cultural intelligence and awareness of the cultural intelligence of others.

Business Knowledge - Apply knowledge of business core subjects.

Professional Skills – Apply skills in research, communications and critical thinking.



Degree Requirements


Common Professional Component (48 Credits)

  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
  • ACTG133 Principles of Accounting II 4
  • BUSN121 Introduction to Business 3
  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
  • BUSN231 Business Communications 3
  • BUSN350 Business Law I 3
  • BUSN403 Business, Government & Society 3
  • BUSN466 Business Policy 3
  • ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • FINC341  Managerial Finance 4
  • MGMT280 Introduction Management Information Systems 3
  • MGMT360 Management concepts & Applications 3
  • MGMT371 Operations/Business Analytics 3
  • MRKT281 Marketing Principles and Strategy 3

Major Requirements (34 Credits)

Regional Electives (Minimum 3-4 Credits)

Language Electives (Minimum 8 Credits)

Free Electives to reach 124 credits

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.


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