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International Business Major

The international business program develops the skills and knowledge needed to provide leadership in the global marketplace. This requires not only being able to manage customers, products, and processes in global supply chains, but also understanding the social, political, and cultural dimensions of business in an international environment. Students who graduate in international business might find a career in international banking, global purchasing, international logistics, international sales and marketing, economic and trade analysis, and much more.

The oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU’s Huntsman School of Business has been offering degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in their major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Available at the following Location:

Logan Main Campus

With a degree in international business, students may pursue the following careers:

  • International banking
  • Global purchasing
  • International logistics (negotiating, planning, and implementing logistical arrangements between nations, their forces, and agencies)
  • International sales and marketing
  • Economic and trade analysis
  • Financial planning
  • Import/export management
  • Sales representative
  • Marketing assistant
  • Financial services

Major Requirement Introduction

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

USU Requirements

Requirements Credits
Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

Competency Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credits
ENGL 1010 (CL1) Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP) 3
ENGL 2010* (CL2) Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode 3
MATH 1050 (QL) College Algebra QL (or AP Calculus score of 3 or better or ACT Math ≥ 26 or CLEP or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite) 4

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

Course Name Course Number Credits
American Inst. (BAI) ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts (BCA) Approved Course 3
Humanities (BHU) Approved Course   3
Life Sciences (BLS) Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences (BPS) Approved Course   3
Social Science (BSS) ECN 2010 3
Integrated Studies STAT 2300 (QL)* 4

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Requirements Credits

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two Courses)

MIS 3200: Business Communication 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course which is part of major)

FIN 3400: Corporate Finance 3

International Business Major Requirements

It is Huntsman School policy that course grade point averages in 3000 level acumen courses do not exceed 3.0.

Entering Freshmen Fall 2016 must have at least a C grade in all acumen courses.
Course Number Course Name Credits
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500 Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
FIN 3200** Financial Management 3
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 3
MGT 1050 Foundations of Business (Entering Freshman Only) 3
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 2
MGT 3500** Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700** Operations Management 2
MGT 3800 Leadership 2
MGT 3890 System Strategy & Problem Solving 2
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
MIS 3300 Big Data Analytics (QI) 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000 Business Statistics (QL) 4

**These courses must be completed with a B- grade or higher

Required Courses 19 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
ECN 3400 Introduction to Global Economic Institutions and Business Environment (DSS) 3
FIN 4300 International Finance 3
MGT 3820 International Management 2
MGT 3830
International Law (Spring) 2
MGT 4050
International Marketing (Fall) 2
MGT 4730
Business and Society 2
MGT 4790 Managing Global Value Chains 2
MGT 4890 Strategic Planning and Execution (CI) 3

Supporting Course Work 6 credits

Select two courses from the following:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ANTH 5650 Developing Societies 3
ECN 3300/MGT 3300 Contemporary Issues in International Trade 3
ECN 5150 Comparative Econ Systems (CI) 3
ECN 5400 (Fall) International Trade Theory 3
HIST 3240 Modern Europe from 1789 to the Present 3
HIST 3280 East Central Europe Since 1520 3
HIST 3410 The Modern Middle East 3
HIST 3460 Comparative Asian History 3
HIST 3483 Modern China, 1800 to Present 3
HIST 3510 Africa and the World 3
HIST 3550 Culture of Eastern Asia 3
HIST 3630 History of Modern Latin America 3
HIST 3660 History of Mexico 3
HIST 4330 Modern Germany with Special Emphasis on the Twentieth Century 3
HIST 4890 Cold War in Asia 3
POLS 3100 Global Issues 3
POLS 3210 Western European Government and Politics 3
POLS 3220 Russian and East European Government and Politics 3
POLS 3230 Middle Eastern Government and Politics 3
POLS 3250 Chinese Government and Politics 3
POLS 4210/ECN 4500 European Union Politics 3

Electives 3 credits

Select one course from the following:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CHIN 3100 (DHA) Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture 3
CHIN 3510 Chinese Business Language 3
FREN 3510 Business French 3
FREN 3550 (DHA) French Civilization 3
FREN 3570 France Today 3
GERM 3510 (CI) Business German 3
GERM 3550 (DHA) Cultural History of German Speaking Peoples 3
JAPN 3100 Readings in Contemporary Japaneses Culture 3
JAPN 3510 Japanese for the Business Environment 3
MGT 4250 Management Internship 1-3
PORT 3570 (DHA) Brazilian Culture and Civilization 3
RUSS 3300 (DHA) Contemporary Russian Language and Culture 3
RUSS 3510 (DHA) Business Russian 3
RUSS 3540 Russian Translation for Science, Business, and Culture 3
SPAN 3510 Business Spanish 3
SPAN 3550 (DHA) Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPAN 3570 (DHA) Hispanic American Culture and Civilization 3

2nd Language

Demonstrate competence in a second language by completing one of the following:

  • Completing minor or major in second language
  • Pass 16 semester credits of a second language at an accredited school
  • Pass a language challenge competency exam and successful completion of next higher class
  • Complete BYU Language test (minimum of 16 credits)
  • 16 credits from the Intensive English Language Institute or a TOEFL Score of 500

International Experience

International experience can be fulfilled by completing one of the following:

  • Approved international work experience or Internship (min 6 weeks)
  • Complete minimum of one semester studying at an approved overseas institute of higher education
  • Participate in an approved overseas study tour

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Advisor: Barbara Baird
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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