BS - Business Administration, Concentration in International Business

The concentration in International Business (IB) is designed to prepare students for today's global business environment. IB as an interdisciplinary program builds capacity around key challenges and opportunities confronting all global businesses, including managing across borders, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and developing effective global strategies. In addition students may select an area of specialization, either a business functional area, an industry area, a geographic area of study, or language studies. Study abroad is required with one of three options: 1) a short-term faculty-led program; 2) a semester of study at a foreign university approved by CSU; or 3) an internship through AIESEC or other international internship program. The Director of the School of Global Innovation and Leadership can waive this requirement (e.g., international students need not study abroad). Study abroad courses that are regarded as equivalent can be substituted for IB program course requirements. This interdisciplinary approach provides a foundation for starting an international career. Graduates work in a variety of international areas and industries such as import/export, global operations, marketing, finance, hospitality and tourism, consulting, and project management, in both the private sector as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for International Business must be completed with a grade of "C- or better".The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": ENGL 2, MATH 71, BUS1 20, BUS2 90.

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
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
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
Or equivalent.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
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 Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
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
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements24
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 Courses12
BUS5 162. International and Comparative Management3
BUS5 162A. International Business Strategy3
BUS5 183. Global Entrepreneurship3
Complete one course from:
BUS5 163A. Negotiating Globally3
BUS5 163B. Globalization and Innovation in Emerging and Developing Markets3
BUS5 164A. Country Perspectives on Business and Management3
BUS5 164B. Doing Business Globally3
Concentration Electives12
Select 12 units of concentration electives or an Area of Specialization
Do not take course if taken as part of required courses
BUS1 177. International Business Finance3
BUS2 133A. International Marketing3
BUS3 156. International Issues in Human Resource Management3
BUS3 169A. Honors Seminar3
BUS5 146. Global Project Management3
BUS5 165A. Global Leadership3
BUS5 165B. Leadership & Innovation Practicum3
BUS5 167. Managing Environmental Issues3
BUS5 169B. Honors Practicum in Organization and Management3
BUS5 186H. Entrepreneurship Laboratory3
BUS5 197. Special Topics in International Business3
Area of Specialization
Area of Specialization requires a minimum of 9 units. The additional 3 units may be taken from the same area of specialization or from the list of required elective courses if it has not already been taken. Consult a business advisor in BBC008 for details on the Areas of Specialization.
Choose a specialization area from: Business Functional Areas, Industry Areas, Area Studies, or Language Studies
University Electives1

Total Units:120