Curriculum

About the BSIB Curriculum

Students in the BSIB program complete in-depth study of international business, take courses in the principal fields of business, and choose a concentration in a functional area. BSIB students choose a program track, which determines the country where they will spend their expatriate year and the language they will study. Students receive a minor in International Affairs or the language of their program track.

Freshman Core:

  • ENGW1111 or 1102: College Writing (fulfills first year writing requirement) 
  • MATH1231: Calculus for Business (fulfills analytical math level 1) 
  • ECON1115: Principles of Macroeconomics (social science core) 
  • ECON1116: Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUSN1102: Personal Skills Development for Business (1 credit)

NU Core:

  • (1) Arts/Humanities level 1
  • (1) Science/Technology level 1
  • (1) Level 2 elective (fulfilled by language or International Affairs course)
  • ENGW3301 or 3304: Advanced Writing for the Disciplines

Language:

Students are required to take up to 6 courses in their chosen language, depending on prior language experience. Students are tested when they enter the program and are placed at the appropriate level.

Business Core:

  • ACCT1202: Financial Accounting in a Global Context
  • ACCT2302: Managerial Accounting in a Global Context
  • FINA2202: Financial Management in a Global Context
  • MGSC2301: Business Statistics
  • MISM2301: Management Information Systems 
  • MKTG2202: Introduction to Marketing in a Global Context
  • SCHM2301: Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • ORGB3201: Organizational Behavior
  • (1) Capstone business strategy course (fulfilled by international business core course)

International Business Core:

  • INTB1202: Becoming a Global Manager 
  • INTB2202: Analyzing the Global Business Environment 
  • INTB3202: Managing the International Assignment
  • INTB4202: Executing Global Strategy

Concentrations

Four courses from one of the following areas:

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Electives

The actual number of electives that students take depends on the amount of transfer credit brought in prior to the student's matriculation. Open electives may be used for custom degree options. Only students who matriculate to the D'Amore-McKim School of Business as freshmen will take INTB1202. Internal and external transfers will replace this course with a business elective.

Experiential Learning

  • BUSN1100: Introduction to Planning for Business Co-op and Careers (1 credit)
  • BUSN1103: Professional Development for Business Co-op (1 credit)
  • COOP3945: (2) six-month co-op experiences: 1 domestic and 1 in host country during expatriate year

Please refer to the BSIB program information of the Registrar's current Undergraduate Catalog for specific course details of the program. Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

BSIB Attendance Pattern

Fall

Spring

Summer I

Summer II

Year 1

School

School

Vacation

Vacation

Year 2

School

School

School

Domestic Co-op

Year 3

Domestic Co-op

School

School

Vacation

Year 4

School Overseas

International Co-op

International Co-op

Vacation

Year 5

School


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