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BS in International Business

From doing business development research for mergers and acquisitions to working in the USA or overseas as a marketing manager for a major German healthcare company, a degree in international business puts you on a path to an exciting and rewarding career.

About this program


Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2016 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)


Critical Details

Percentage of International Business majors who report high gains in their ability to think critically & analytically (NSSE 2015)

Program Overview

Getting connected

Kathy McAfee gives introduction tips to Quinnipiac University graduate student Latisha Wilson during a speed networking session Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Connecting Women Breakfast Forum at Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus

International business is a vast field with numerous opportunities. As a graduate of our program, you may find yourself the international sales manager at a U.S. technology company, or managing the global supply chain for a major defense contractor. Your background could just as easily land you at a foreign embassy in Washington DC, where you may work with companies interested in increasing their international trade. Wherever you envision yourself, a degree in international business puts you on the path to an exciting and rewarding career.

Corporations, nonprofits and government agencies both in the U.S. and abroad need talented professionals with a knowledge of global markets and business trends, as well as the cultural sensitivity to work in diverse business environments. Our program teaches you how to effectively work with diverse populations, while building a strong foundation in international finance and marketing, global supply chains, international management strategy and international data sources.

Graduates of the program move on to careers in a range of specialties including, but not limited to: global supply chain management, marketing research, business development, financial analysis, and business consulting.

IB majors can graduate with two State-approved certificates: export marketing and international purchasing. As an IB major you will have the opportunity to complete full semester (fall, spring, summer) and/or short-term (1-3 weeks) study abroad programs. This experience will help you to develop cultural sensitivity and better understand the history, politics, business practices and culture of a specific region. Many students complete an internship while studying abroad in such countries as Italy, Argentina, China and Japan.

Collaboration with local businesses, as well as major firms in neighboring New York City, allows you to apply the knowledge you’ve gained in a real-world setting. Internships with companies such as Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Sikorsky, and Perrier provide you with further experience and opportunities to network.

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in International Business Curriculum

The BS in International Business requires the completion of 122 credits.

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
International Business Core
IB 313International Marketing Research3
IB 320Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship3
IB 324Negotiating Internationally3
IB 335International Finance3
IB 352International Management3
IB 345Global Supply Chain3
IB 401International Strategy and Business Plan3
International Business Electives
Select two of the following:6
IB 300
Special Topics in International Business
IB 311
International Marketing
IB 355
Advanced Topics in International Financial Management
IB 362
Cross-cultural Business Research Part 1
IB 363
Cross-cultural Business Research Part 2
IB 488
International Business Internship
SB 360
International Microloan Funding
Open Electives
Select 18 credits 118
Total Credits122

Students can choose any course they want. However, it is recommended that students choose open courses that could be applied to their minor. Note: Students placed in MA 107 have 15 credits available under electives.


All International Business students are strongly advised to complete a minor in any functional area of business (e.g., finance, CIS, marketing, management, etc.). In most cases, a minor can be completed without taking any extra courses by carefully planning the course selections.

Study Abroad Requirement

Students are required to study abroad, ideally for a semester but in special circumstances a shorter program is possible (e.g., J-term, Summer etc.). Please see the department chair if you have further questions. Foreign students are exempt from this requirement.

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