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.
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).
- 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
The courses below reflect the 2022-2023 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2022 for students enrolling during the 2022-2023 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.
Required Courses (9 credits)
International Business Finance
Global Ethical Leadership & Stakeholder Mgmt
International Business Management
International Business Group 1 (3 credits)
Global Supply Chain Management
Interdisciplinary Group 2: Global Focus (6 credits)
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)
ECON 332/POLS 332
International Political Economy
Economics of International Trade and Policy
Economics of International Finance and Policy
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
IE 450/SOWK 450
International Social Welfare and Development
Women and Development
Children and Youth in Global Context
Education for Global Peace
Managing International Development Programs
International Mass Communication
International Issues-Recreation and Tourism
International Relations (GT-SS1)
Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics in Developing World
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Food, Agriculture and Global Society
Immersion Group 3: Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)
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.