2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

International Business, BBA


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General Information

The International Business (IB) major, an interdisciplinary course of study, is designed to develop business leaders and professionals prepared to anticipate and respond to global challenges that impact local, national, and international markets.  The IB curriculum provides an opportunity for students to understand the importance of international business to the U.S. economy, to develop analytical skills needed to assess the global environment of business, to learn about the cultural differences between American and foreign ways of conducting business, and to become familiar with the international dimensions of accounting, finance, law, operations, information systems, management, marketing, sustainability, and corporate strategy. The interdisciplinary major prepares students to anticipate and analyze challenges, risks, and opportunities presented by the global marketplace, to assess the role of business, government, institutions and organizations, and to appreciate the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical contexts, considerations and consequences related to doing business in the complex, multi-faceted global business environment. 

With globalization and the emergence of new actors and regulatory frameworks, public and private sector future professionals and practitioners need to be globally adroit and understand the intersection of international business, the state, and non-state actors in a global economy. Students in the IB major will examine the role of business, government, institutions and organizations and they will gain an appreciation for the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical contexts, considerations and consequences related to doing business in a global marketplace.

Learning Aims

The International Business (IB) major is designed for students interested in approaching business from a global, interdisciplinary perspective. This major incorporates the various disciplines needed to understand the complex, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional global business environment and it prepares students to anticipate and analyze challenges, risks and opportunities presented by the global marketplace.

International Business students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of business and the impact globalization.
  • Understand the influential role state actors, non-state actors, and business practices play in the global marketplace.
  • Demonstrate their ability to analyze international environments and global markets in which businesses operate and evaluate present and future opportunities and risks.

International Business Major


Requirements for the international business major and typical program of courses are listed below. Students majoring in international business must take the major requirements listed below.

Other Elective Options


One of the three IB track required electives may be a course outside of Sellinger or a Sellinger short-term abroad course (Note: There are additional costs associated with a study tour course.)

Global Experiential Requirement


Students must complete one of the following. International students are exempt from this requirement.

  • (Note: International students are exempt from this requirement)
  • Internship (non-credit) related to IB (internship can be domestic or international)
  • Study Abroad Program course beyond the required 104 level
  • Short-term Study Abroad Program
  • A Loyola language course beyond the required 104 level
  • A Loyola service-learning course related to IB
  • A Loyola immersion experience that relates to IB
  • An alternative IB experience as agreed upon by the Chair of the Management and Organizations department and the student.

An example of a typical program of courses follows:


This is a possible plan of study, but it need not be followed in the same order by every student.  Consult with your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year**


Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Key:


* Students majoring in international business are encouraged to complete IB 282  during sophomore year.

**Students majoring in international business should review and complete the non-credit Global Experiential requirement their junior or senior year.

***Candidates for the BBA degree may substitute Introduction to Statistics (ST 210 ) for EC 220 . Note that both EC 220  and ST 210  count towards the third Math/Natural Science requirement in the Loyola Core.

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