BS - Business Administration, Concentration in International Business

The concentration in International Business (IB) is designed to prepare students for today's global business world. IB is an interdisciplinary program covering the various business disciplines as well as course work in a minor, either area studies or foreign language, or a functional track within the College of Business. The tracks include combinations of IB and Entrepreneurship, IB and Finance, IB and Management Information Systems, or IB and Marketing. Foreign language proficiency is required. In addition, one of the study abroad options is also required: 1) a short-term faculty-led CSU course; 2) a semester in a foreign university approved by CSU; or 3) a semester internship with AIESEC or other internship program. The Chair of the School of Global Innovation and Leadership can waive this requirement (e.g., international students need not study abroad). Study abroad courses can be regarded as equivalent courses in substitution of the IB program requirements depending on the type of study abroad courses taken on an individual basis. This interdisciplinary approach is designed as a foundation for starting international careers. Graduates work in varied international areas such as export/import operations, sales/marketing, project management, accounting/finance, consulting, travel, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better. ENGL 01B also accepted for transfer students.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements. Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major67
Core Courses40
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements. Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses12
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
Concentration Requirements27
Additional requirements for graduation: to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with an international business concentration all courses in the concentration must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
Required Courses9
BUS2 133A. International Marketing3
BUS5 162. International and Comparative Management3
BUS1 177. International Business Finance3
Concentration Electives3
Complete three units from:
BUS2 133B. Relationship Marketing: Pacific Rim3
BUS2 133C. International Marketing: Developing Nations3
BUS2 133E. Marketing to Eastern/Western Europe3
Do not take course if taken as part of required courses
BUS5 144. Supply Chain Management3
BUS5 145. Global Operations Strategy3
BUS5 146. Global Project Management3
BUS3 156. International Issues in Human Resource Management3
BUS5 165A. Global Leadership3
BUS3 168. Global Business and Human Rights3
BUS5 183. Global Entrepreneurship3
Area Studies Minor, Foreign Language or IB-College of Business Track15
(Area V covered) See advisor for approved cluster of courses.3
See Business Student Advising Center (BSAC) or Organization and Management Department for approved minors in Area Studies or Foreign Languages or College of Business approved functional tracks in entrepreneurship, finance, management information systems or marketing.
University Electives1

Total Units:120