International Business - BSBA

The International Business Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the multifaceted global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
  • Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
  • Demonstrate the value of cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and diversity in a global business environment through context appropriate communication and decision-making.
  • Synthesize the global dynamics of the social, political, cultural and legal environments to make appropriate strategic recommendations.

Courses provide a distinct emphasis on global aspects as students are challenged to demonstrate business skills desired by employers. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships, study abroad experiences and language immersion programs. Students should plan their electives to create a meaningful, customized career path; these selections are facilitated by the university's faculty advising system.

International Business graduates are prepared for entry-level management positions with firms in a variety of industries operating in the global environment.

International Business

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science in business administration degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Management1
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Degree Courses
MGMT1002Contemporary Business Management II4.5
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior4.5
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I4.5
MGMT4020Strategic Management4.5
MGMT4030Senior Business Capstone4.5
Major Courses
IBUS2002International Business4.5
IBUS2040International Culture and Protocol4.5
IBUS3055International Resource Management4.5
LAW3055International Business Law4.5
MGMT3030Managerial Technology4.5
or FISV3005 International Finance
Major Electives
Choose 13.5 credits of the following:13.5
French Language Immersion
German Language Immersion
Spanish Language Immersion
Foreign Area Studies: China
Foreign Area Studies: Pacific Rim
Foreign Area Studies: Latin America
Foreign Area Studies: Russia
Foreign Area Studies: Eastern Europe
Foreign Area Studies: Africa
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 9
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
18 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 18
Total Credits181.0

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to 3 graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.