International Business

Overview

          The objective of the international business concentration is to provide the student with a sound background in business administration combined with specialized courses in international business, economics, and political science. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in business firms that operate internationally or for graduate studies in international business and/or relations. Students are encouraged to take a history course with an international orientation as a core requirement. Many students choose to take a career development internship with an international focus.

Courses Required

Core Classes

  • LEAP
  • ENG 121 or ENG 190
  • ENG 123 or ENG 290
  • ENG 200-299 or WRI 276
  • 2 Foreign Language Classes
  • HIS 120
  • POL 151 or POL 161
  • PHL 101 or PHL 190
  • PHL 313
  • THL 101 or THL 190
  • THL 200-399
  • CIS 115
  • Fine Art
  • MTH 111+
  • Science
  • ECO 101 or ECO 102
  • 4 Electives

It is recommended that the student choose two of the following to satisfy the theology college core requirement:

  • THL 261          
  • THL 345                             
  • THL 354                              

Business Division Requirements

  • ECO 101
  • ECO 102
  • ACC 201
  • ACC 202
  • BUS 220
  • BUS 263
  • BUS 264
  • CIS 115
  • MTH 140 or MTH 121
  • BUS 301
  • MKT 311
  • MGT 301
  • CIS 381 or ACC 381
  • PHL 313
  • BUS 320
  • FIN 301
  • BUS 499

Concentration Requirements

  • 2 Intermediate level Language courses
  • 2 Advanced level language courses
  • ECO 434
  • CIS 371
  • Any two of the following:
    • BUS 496
    • BUS 376
    • Any 300 level BUS class
    • Any 400 level BUS class

Students may use LAN 101 or 102 (second language) in a study abroad program (e.g., SHC Italy Center) in place of courses BUS 496 or BUS 376 or approved upper-division business course.  It may be 3 or 6 hours, depending on whether LAN 102 is taken. American Sign Language does not satisfy the foreign language requirements of this concentration.            

Students are strongly encouraged to study at the SHC Italy Center for one semester, do an internship at a firm doing business abroad, and participate in a spring break immersion trip.



As an international business major at Spring Hill College, you’ll explore:

  • The impact of globalization on countries, businesses and their citizens.
  • The intricacies of international business management and finance.
  • The role of the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund
  • The political, legal, and economic environments of multinational organizations
  • How cultural values impact management techniques
  • International marketing strategy
  • The logistics of international trade and cross-border investments


By studying international business, you will learn about world cultures and societies, and be challenged to approach issues from different perspectives. These skills are increasingly valuable to employers faced with the challenge of opening and integrating multiple markets and achieving cohesion and collegiality in increasingly diverse workforces.