BA in International Business


Program Description

This program is designed for recent high school graduates and places an emphasis on the global nature of business in the 21st century.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Business degree program will prepare you to pursue a career in international business by fostering foreign language development, study abroad opportunities, and coursework that focuses on domestic and foreign business operations. You will be qualified to work in the United States and abroad for businesses or governmental agencies.

Class sizes in this program are small to allow for one-on-one attention, and the emphasis in the classroom is on real-world learning. In addition to the courses required by your major, you will take a wide variety of courses designed to enrich your understanding of the many facets of the business. All of our business professors have worked in the field and continue to maintain business connections.

This program requires you to complete at least one internship to enhance your classroom learning and prepare you for a career in business, and you will participate in an internship related to your career choice.

Degree Requirements

B.A. International Business

International Business Major: 47 credits (44 department credits, 3 auxiliary credits)

  • Required courses: AC 201, 202; BU 228, 235, 311, 340, 400, 401; EC 201, 202, 341 plus one of BU 105 or 205, 301, 304, 307, 308 and two chosen from BU 344, 346, 348 or CA 331.
  • Required auxiliary course: MT 120; plus the following requirements: one semester of an international study abroad, foreign language and internationally related social science and humanities courses.
  • International Study and Field Experience: It is required that the student participates in a Stritch approved semester education abroad program during the junior or senior year. The program will be worked out with the student’s business advisor and the International Education Office.
  • Language: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. This can be accomplished by taking two (or more) advanced courses in language (200 level or above) and earning a grade of “C-” or better. It may also be demonstrated through CLEP examination, transfer credits, or other approved methods of certification as determined by the department chair. (6 credits)
  • Social Science and Humanities: Two appropriate internationally related courses from social science and humanities areas, chosen in consultation with the advisor, are required. These courses can also meet the Liberal Arts Core Requirement.

International Business Minor: 29 credits (26 department credits, 3 auxiliary credits)

  • Required courses for Minor: AC 201, 202; BU 235, 340; EC 201, 202, 341 and one of BU 344, 346, and 348; EC 310, 350.
  • Required auxiliary course: MT 120


  • AC 201 - Accounting I - Financial
  • AC 202 - Accounting II - Managerial
  • BU 101 - Introduction to Business
  • BU 105 - Entrepreneurship
  • BU 205 - Entrepreneurship in the Americas
  • BU 209 - Healthcare Economics
  • BU 228 - Business Writing
  • BU 235 - Business Law I
  • BU 280 - Sociology of Work
  • BU 301 - Principles of Marketing
  • BU 302 - Marketing Strategy
  • BU 304 - Marketing Research
  • BU 306 - Sales Management
  • BU 307 - Organization and Management
  • BU 308 - Human Resources Management
  • BU 311 - Business Finance
  • BU 331 - Advertising
  • BU 335 - Business Law II
  • BU 340 - Global Business
  • BU 344 - Management Across Cultures
  • BU 346 - Global Marketing
  • BU 348 - Global Human Resources Management
  • BU 400 - Internship
  • BU 401 - Senior Seminar: Organizational Leadership
  • BU 402 - Independent Study
  • BU 403 - Practicum/Small Business Cases
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help s ... Read More

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience, and build professional networks. With more than 34,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Read less