May 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

International Business, B.S.

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Advisement for the major is available from the Management  Department.

As a growing number of large and small U.S. firms transact a portion of their business through international channels, international business graduates are becoming increasingly involved with international aspects of business.

This major allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers, while developing their understanding of the mechanisms and institutions of international business. Since the Perdue School’s curriculum allows multiple majors, concentrations and tracks, students may combine such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and information systems with international business, giving themselves an international business education.

International Business Policies & Procedures

  • A student with an intended international business major will be classified in a pre-professional track until the student has applied to and been accepted in the business administration B.S. major.

  • International business majors must submit applications for admission to the Professional Program. No business administration student will be allowed to remain in 300-/400-level Perdue School courses if s/he has not submitted this application.

  • International Business Requirements (4 courses), International Business Electives (2 courses) and Internship Requirement (1 course) need to be completed with a C grade or higher.

  • Lower division core, upper division core, major and special requirements may be repeated only once. Students desiring to repeat an SU course to improve a grade must repeat that course at SU.

  • Upper Division major courses are to be taken at SU. A maximum of 6 credit hours of comparable courses may be approved if taken at AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools.

  • For Additional Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the Department of Management.

ABLE Requirement

The applied business learning experience (ABLE) is normally completed during the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year and can be met through either an internship or experiential project.

Internships are normally completed off campus at a variety of businesses, government or not-for-profit organizations.

For additional information concerning ABLE program requirements, students should see the undergraduate programs coordinator in the Perdue School of Business.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Perdue School Pre-Professional Core

Complete the Following:

Complete 1 of the Following:

Complete 1 of the Following:

Professional Program Admission Requirements

Complete the following for admission into the Professional Program:

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional core courses is required for admission into the Professional Program, including those courses taken at another institution. Additional students may be admitted by descending order of GPA (in pre-professional core courses) in numbers sufficient to maintain a quality student/faculty ratio. A GPA calculator is available to assist you online.

  • Students may repeat each business course one time only. If students exceed repeats, they will not be admissible to the Professional Program.

  • Students must have completed 56 total credit hours of college courses to be admitted into the Professional Program.

  • Turn in applications by December 1 for Winter or Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission.

  • Complete at least 9 out of 11 Pre-Professional Courses (26 credits):

Upper Division/Professional Core (6 Courses)

* Prerequisites to MGMT 492 

** Prerequisites to all upper division management/marketing coursework.

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIA (Humanities), IIIB (Social Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

International Business Requirements (4 Courses)

Complete the Following 2 Courses with a C or Better:

Complete 2 from the Following with a C or Better:

International Business Electives (2 Courses)

Additional Requirements

Complete 2 Courses from Group 1 or 2 Courses from Group 2 (6-8 credits)

* May count toward General Education IIIC

Group 2

Complete 2 foreign language courses in the same discipline. Students with prior foreign language experience should consult the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies for placement testing.

  • Language Course* 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Language Course 4 Hour(s) Credit:

Study Abroad Requirement

All international business majors must complete a minimum of 3 credits from a semester abroad or 1 summer/winter terms abroad. Please note, study abroad may require costs in addition to the tuition and fees for SU.

ABLE Requirement (1 Course) with a C or Better:

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