In addition to courses required within the Saint Joseph's University curriculum, students majoring in International Business are required to take 4 courses focusing in the international dimensions of business, one international exposure and a capstone course.
International Dimensions of Business:
MKT 331 International Marketing
- Studies of the concepts, methods, and problems of firms doing business in international markets
- The course focuses on the need to adapt to diverse cultures, foreign political and economic conditions, and diverse local market conditions.
ACC 430 International Accounting
- Examines the and International Financial Reporting Standards and the diversity of accounting systems in various countries
- Introduces the accounting challenges faced by multinational companies.
- Specific issues addressed include financial disclosure, consolidation, currency translation, transfer pricing, and cross-border taxation.
FIN 302 International Finance
- Examines balance of payments, international flow of funds, foreign investment, governmental and international agencies, and trade theory.
IBU 420 International Management
- Provides upperclassman students with a sound understanding of the managerial challenges associated with doing business across borders, and particular emphasis to selected countries and regions
- Topics covered include the macro (environmental), the company (organizational), and the micro (interpersonal) levels of management in the global context.
The objective of the International Exposure is to offer students the opportunity to have a hands-on academic experience abroad. There are various ways of satisfying this requirement, as described below:
- An international study tour offered by Haub School of Business
- An approved international course in one of the SJU Summer abroad programs
- A semester abroad, including a pre-approved course with an international focus
IBU 495 Global Strategic Planning
- Focuses on the strategy and ethical aspects of corporations doing business internationally
- The topics covered include bribing, corruption, outsourcing to developing countries, free trade, protectionism, international competition and other problems associate with conducting operations abroad.
- Several case studies and a computer simulation will be used to understand the complexity of the operations of a global company.
International Business Minor
A minor requires students to complete a six course program of study in the following three levels:
Level 1: International Foundation and International Exposure
Take three courses in at least two of the following categories:
A. Advanced Foreign Language
Take one advanced foreign language course beyond the General Education requirements in the target language. These include the conversation course (301), the composition course (302), the business course, the culture and civilization course, among other courses.
B. Globalization Topics from a Liberals Arts Perspective
Choose from a pre-approved list of courses in Political Science, Economics, History, and other departments from the College of Arts and Sciences.
C. International Exposure
See major above.
Level 2: International Dimensions of Business.
Take IBU 420 International Management and one of the following courses examining the international aspects of the functional areas of business: ACC 430 International Accounting, FIN 302 International Finance, FMK 314 International Food Marketing, IBU 363 International Business Law, MKT 331 International Marketing.
Level 3: International Business Capstone
IBU 495 Global Strategic Planning