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International Business is an interdisciplinary program with students taking internationally-focused courses from all of the business disciplines and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. You’ll be expected to develop competency in a second language and culture of your choice. 

All students majoring in International Business are required to study abroad for at least a semester or complete a semester-long international internship in a country where English is not the primary language.

  • COB 300A – Integrated Business: Management
  • COB 300B – Integrated Business: Finance
  • COB 300C – Integrated Business: Operations
  • COB 300D – Integrated Business: Marketing
  • COB 318 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    Note: COB 318 must be taken before COB 487
  • IB 200 - Introduction to International Business
  • MGT 340 – International Management
  • IB 480 – International Business Theory and Policy
  • COB 487 – Strategic Management
  • BLAW 497 – Legal Aspects of International Business
  • Foreign language 300 – Grammar and Communication
  • Foreign language 307/308 – Civilization
  • Foreign language 330 – Business
  • Foreign language 375 – Business and Society*

*Students choosing Spanish to meet the IB language requirement should take either SPAN 485 or SPAN 486.

The remaining courses will depend upon which concentration the student selects – General, Marketing, or Finance.

General Concentration

Senior Year

    • BLAW 497* – Legal Aspects of International Business
    • FIN 355* – International Financial Management
    • IB 480** – International Business Theory and Policy
    • ECON 270 – International Economics
    • MKTG 460 – Global Marketing
    • COB 487 – Strategic Management
    • COB 318 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    • International Business Approved Elective
    • Foreign Language (330) Business Course

Marketing Concentration

Senior Year

      • BLAW 497* – Legal Aspects of International Business
      • IB 480** – International Business Theory and Policy
      • ECON 270 – International Economics
      • MKTG 460 – Global Marketing
      • COB 487 – Strategic Management
      • COB 318 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
      • International Business approved elective
      • Foreign language (330) business course

Choose two of the following:

      • MKTG 384*** – Integrated Marketing Communications
      • MKTG 385 – Consumer Behavior
      • MKTG 430 – Professional Selling
      • MKTG 470 – Strategic Internet Marketing
      • MKTG 482 – Marketing Analytics

Finance Concentration

Senior Year

      • BLAW 497* – Legal Aspects of International Business
      • ECON 372 – International Finance and Payments
      • FIN 355* – International Financial Management
      • FIN 360 – Analytical Methods in Finance
      • IB 480** – International Business Theory and Policy
      • ECON 370* – International Trade
      • COB 487 – Strategic Management
      • COB 318 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
      • Foreign language (330) business course

*Fall only | **Spring only | ***MKTG 384 is a prerequisite for MKTG 470

  • Freshman – First Semester: ECON 201, MATH 205 or 235, GenEd courses
  • Freshman – Second Semester: COB 191, COB 204, ECON 200, GenEd courses
  • Sophomore – First Semester: COB 202, COB 241, GenEd courses
  • Sophomore – Second Semester: COB 242, COB 291, GenEd courses
  • Junior – First Semester: COB 300, Foreign Language 300
  • Junior – Second Semester: Foreign Language 307/308, Foreign language 375, MGT 340, GenEd courses, concentration courses

The remaining courses will depend upon which concentration the student selects – General, Marketing, or Finance.

Sharon Newman
(540) 568-3279
newmanse@jmu.edu
Advising and Support Center

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