International Business

The International Business major is designed to prepare students for careers with firms doing business across national borders. The three-pronged major requires proficiency in a second language, cultural proficiency in a geographic area of interest (consistent with one’s language study), and technical competence in international business skills. The program requires an approved international study or work experience, and two such experiences are encouraged.

More information can be found online at http://www.stetson.edu/academics/programs/international-business.php.

Minor in International Business - 5 units

Required Course
INTL 405Cross-Cultural Dynamics and Management1
Elective Courses
Select one course in International Business Environment1
International Economics
International Trade Administration
Select one course in International Business Practicum1
International Development and the Plight of the Poor
International Entrepreneurship
Select one course in Applied Theory1
International Relations
Latin American Politics
International Law
Select one course in Regional Study1
American Cultural Traditions (May be used as an H course)
Sub-Sahara African Economic History of Colonialism and its Aftermath
Europe Since 1945
Russian Foreign Policy
Russian Politics
Total Units5

Advising Course Plan - International Business Major

First Year
FallUnits
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
SOBA 100Transitions I: Self Ownership and Direction0.5
BSAN 111Introduction to Business Analytics1
ECON 103SEssentials of Economics I1
General Education Requirement (A, B, or Q Course)11
 Term Units4.5
Spring
General Education Requirement (H or P Course)1
General Education Requirement (L Course)1
MATH 122QCalculus for Business Decisions1
SOBA 2052Professional Communications1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
World Language 201 Course1
ACCT 211Introduction to Financial Accounting1
SOBA 209EThe Legal, Social and Ethical Environment of Business1
INTL 201International Business and Culture1
 Term Units4
Spring
World Language 202 Course1
ACCT 212Introduction to Management Accounting1
BSAN 250Management Information Systems1
MGMT 305Human Relations, Leadership and Teamwork1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
Abroad Study to include the following:4
IB Culture Course I 
IB Culture Course 2 
Elective 
Elective 
 Term Units4
Spring
STAT 301QBusiness Statistics1
FINA 311Business Finance1
Junior Seminar1
MGMT 305Human Relations, Leadership and Teamwork1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
MKTG 315The Marketplace and Consumers1
INTL 405Cross-Cultural Dynamics and Management1
General Education Requirement (P Course)21
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
MGMT 495Strategic Management1
INTL 444International Trade Administration1
INTL 450International Entrepreneurship1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32.5
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or World Language 101 course if needed based on placement testing.

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or General Education Requirement (A, B, or Q Course).

INTL 190. Special Topics in International Business. 1 Unit.

INTL 201. International Business and Culture. 1 Unit.

Companies that conduct business across national borders must operate within the context of varied national requirements and cultural expectations. This course will investigate different aspects of a multinational corporation operating in a global environment through a broad range of topics including management, financial, accounting, and marketing strategies. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

INTL 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

INTL 290. Special Topics in International Business. 1 Unit.

INTL 301. Seminar on Business and Culture. 1 Unit.

This course may be held totally on-campus or on-campus followed by a short-term international experience in the country or region of interest. It will introduce students to the basics of doing business in a particular country or region, and will cover topics such as basic facts and background of the country, governmental structure and regulations, the importance of national culture, and other issues and challenges such as negotiating tactics, communication, dining, and travel within the country. This course may be taken for credit more than once if the country or region of focus is different for each. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

INTL 353J. Cuba: Justice, Equity, and the Clash of Ideolgies. 1 Unit.

Students will identify and critique competing claims of justice and equity that are now features of Cuba’s historical landscape. In addition, the course will consider issues of social justice and equity relating to the future of Cuba as regime change nears and as rapprochement with the US moves forward. A prominent feature of the class will be examining the evolving and competing views of economic justice expressed in the turbulent bilateral relations between the US and Cuba. The course is a “hybrid” course with part of the course being taught on campus and part being taught in a trip (required) to Cuba. The cost of the trip is additional to tuition. Contact the instructor of record for trip dates and costs. Junior Seminar.

INTL 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

INTL 390. Special Topics in International Business. 1 Unit.

INTL 394. International Business Seminar. 1 Unit.

The purpose of this course, which is held off campus in a foreign country consistent with one’s modern language study, is to expose students to international business issues. During this study abroad guests from local businesses, professional organizations and cultural experts will be used to provide the students with a diverse yet in-depth investigation into doing business in the particular country selected. International students may complete an internship to satisfy this requirement. Prerequisite: permission of IB Major Coordinator.

INTL 394J. International Development and the Plight of the Poor. 1 Unit.

International development is concerned with advancing the quality of life for humans. There are many different aspects of this, and the aspect of international development that this course focuses on is projects that are used to help the plight of the poor in developing countries. More specifically, it looks at how global organizations such as NGOs, micro-finance institutions, for profit businesses, and governments can work together towards developing projects that help the poor in developing countries.. In this course, students will apply critical thinking skills, field observations, and reflective processing to explore and reveal the contextual impacts and opportunities associated with international development projects. Through readings, discussions, cultural immersion and experiential learning in an international setting, students engage in applied activities designed to broaden international perspectives while providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. The course is a hybrid course that will include a required 4-day trip to a developing country over break. It will consist of visits and participation in international development projects.

INTL 397. Internship in Int'l Business. 1 Unit.

INTL 405. Cross-Cultural Dynamics and Management. 1 Unit.

The management of firms with international operations differs significantly from those doing business in a single country. This course addresses managerial concerns peculiar to international, multinational, and global business organizations. Focus is on the issues confronting managers, especially top management, as they strive to plan, organize, staff, and control global business operations. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

INTL 444. International Trade Administration. 1 Unit.

ITA introduces students to the processes of international trade and trade finance. Students will become familiar with how nations protect national interests through trade regulations and how firms protect their interests when trading globally. The course will emphasize trade regulation, documentation and finance. The role of facilitating organizations such as the X-M Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will also be considered. Prerequisite: INTL 405.

INTL 450. International Entrepreneurship. 1 Unit.

This course introduces students to entrepreneurship in a global context, challenging students to explore and apply entrepreneurial management ideas, techniques and strategies especially applicable to the international and global environment. The course's content and design is structured to encourage the student to understand and apply decision making behavioral techniques consistent with an entrepreneurial way of thinking especially specific to the development considerations of enterprise (business), community and economic development in the context of global and international issues and concerns. Cross-listed as ENTP 450.

INTL 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

INTL 490. Special Topics in International Business. 1 Unit.