Enhance your primary concentration with international expertise

The expanding global economy and growing number of businesses with international dimensions have created a need for professionals who have a deep understanding of international business. 

A significant component of the International Business secondary concentration at CSU's College of Business explores the link between multiple world cultures and their business practices. You’ll learn about business activities that occur between people and organizations around the world and gain an understanding of ways to connect cross-culturally through business.

Curriculum

International Business is offered only as a second concentration – in addition to your primary Business Administration concentration – and will prepare you for a meaningful career with organizations that operate beyond national borders. You'll enhance your functional expertise and learn to apply international context to your primary business discipline. 

The International Business secondary concentration must tie in at least 24 total credits of the International Business courses listed below. Some courses double count toward your All-University Core, Business Administration major and primary concentration curriculum, depending on your primary concentration. 

Many of the required courses for this concentration can be part of your electives. Take a look at the requirements of the Business Administration major and please check with your advisor.

See more details about the International Business Concentration (PDF).

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of business activities that occur between people and organizations around the world
  • Understanding of leadership principles and ethical decision-making skills in a global context
  • Development of a global mindset and the skills necessary for leadership positions in companies with global dimensions in their business models
  • Comprehension of global competitive dynamics and how they influence industries and firms around the world
  • The ability to diagnose global situations that are characterized by complexity and uncertainty while being bounded by legal, ethical and cultural norms

Courses

The courses below reflect the 2019-2020 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2019 for students enrolling during the 2019-2020 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students. 

Required Courses (9 credits)
FIN 475
International Business Finance
Credits3
MGT 435
Global Ethical Leadership & Stakeholder Mgmt
Credits3
MGT 475
International Business Management
Credits3
International Business Group 1 (3 credits)
Select one course from the following:
Credits3
MGT 468
Negotiating Globally
Credits3
MGT 478
Global Supply Chain Management
Credits3
MKT 365
International Marketing
Credits3
Interdisciplinary Group 2: Global Focus (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:
Credits6
AM 430
International Retailing
Credits3
ANTH 200
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)
Credits3
ECON 317
Population Economics
Credits3
ECON 332/POLS 332
International Political Economy
Credits3
ECON 440
Economics of International Trade and Policy
Credits3
ECON 442
Economics of International Finance and Policy
Credits3
ECON 460
Economic Development
Credits3
GR 320
Cultural Geography
Credits3
HIST 470
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
Credits3
IE 450/SOWK 450
International Social Welfare and Development
Credits3
IE 470
Women and Development
Credits3
IE 471
Children and Youth in Global Context
Credits3
IE 472
Education for Global Peace
Credits3
IE 478
Managing International Development Programs
Credits3
JTC 412
International Mass Communication
Credits3
NRRT 320
International Issues-Recreation and Tourism
Credits3
POLS 232
International Relations (GT-SS1)
Credits3
POLS 362
Global Environmental Politics
Credits3
POLS 431
International Law
Credits3
POLS 433
International Organization
Credits3
POLS 437
International Security
Credits3
POLS 442
Environmental Politics in Developing World
Credits3
POLS 462
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Credits3
SOC 364
Food, Agriculture and Global Society
Credits3
SPCM 434
Intercultural Communication
Credits3
Immersion Group 3: Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)
Select at least one from the following:
Credits6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.

 

Contact

Undergraduate Programs
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