International Business

Thinking about graduate studies in law, international relations, or public policy?

Our International Business track is an ideal foundation for fields where knowledge of international business is beneficial. At FSC, you’ll understand the practice of international trade; be able to identify sound investments; and know how to navigate the political, legal, cultural, technological, and economic environments where international business happens. You’ll also be uniquely qualified to work in multinational companies and manage a workforce and supply chains that span the globe.

Top Reasons to Choose FSC for International Business

  • Our May Option trips give you a rich exposure to the complexities of life in another country and experience navigating an unfamiliar culture. If you’re thinking of a career overseas, this is the ideal place to begin.
  • Pursue your studies all over the world. We offer study abroad programs that last a summer, a semester, or a year where you can immerse yourself in another culture and develop greater appreciation for a foreign country and a deeper understanding of your own skills.
  • Take a broad range of courses, including electives in political science and sociology, to gain an in-depth understanding of the multicultural marketplace.
  • You can study in various BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China), giving you a great advantage in understanding the key players in the developing world.
  • The Junior Journey offers you the opportunity to make a connection between a city or region of the world and a particular area of interest. A perfect example was our Junior Journey trip to London in 2012 to study the cultural and logistical challenges of managing the summer Olympic games.
  • We offer internships with local companies that export to foreign countries or that maintain a physical presence outside the US. This is a necessary steppingstone to gaining knowledge and securing employment within an organization with global reach.

Course Information

In addition to the required courses for the business core, you’ll be able to take electives in specific areas such as international management and international financial management. By the time you graduate, you’ll know how to plan and implement successful business strategies to meet globalization’s unique challenges, how globalized commerce affects corporate structure and operations, and the best strategies for entering foreign markets and managing cultural differences.

In addition to the required courses for the business core, we offer the following international courses:

  • International Business Environment
  • International Management
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • International Financial Management

Related Majors

Graduate & Professional Opportunities

Because businesses are constantly expanding into international markets, business managers capable of leading multinational environments are in high demand. With the ability to think globally, you’re prepared for positions in major corporations with international activities and government agencies.

MBA Information Session

Thursday, April 24, 6:00 PM

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Andrea Merritt
863.680.4280
amerritt@flsouthern.edu

 

Degree Requirements

Business Administration
Major Requirements

In keeping with FSC's mission to prepare students to make positive and important contributions to society, you will benefit from core courses along with your business course work.

A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 74 hours

ACC 2111

Foundations of Financial Accounting

ACC 2112

Foundations of Managerial Accounting

BUS 1115

Business and Society

BUS 2217

Principles of Management

BUS 3125

International Business Environment

BUS 3160

Marketing Principles

BUS 3311

Legal Environment of Business

BUS/ECO 3320

Applied Statistics of Business and Economics

BUS 3453

Managerial Finance

BUS 3705

Business Information Systems

BUS 4999

Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise

ECO 2205

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO2207

Principles of Macroeconomics

C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 2 hours
E. Total 128 hours

For a complete listing of requirements, please refer to the
Academic Catalog  

International Business Electives

BUS 3125

International Business Environment

BUS 3155

International Marketing Strategies

BUS 4115 International Management

BUS 4255

International Financial Management

BUS 4960/4961 Business Administration Internship

3-Year Fast Track

You can earn your business degree in three years. View the 3-Year Fast Track Plan for a B.S. in business  


 

Course Descriptions

BUS 3125 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Two hours. This course is designed to provide students with an initial examination of the differences between business in a domestic context and business in an international context. Content will include exposure to culture, political, and social environment considerations, as well as trade theory, government influence on trade, and global management strategy. Gen Ed: SW (Glb, Aw, An)

BUS 3155 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES
Four hours. Prerequisite: BUS 3160. International Marketing Strategies is intended to provide undergraduate students with awareness, an analysis of global, international, and multicultural issues as they relate to companies and countries with an integrated course project that is applied to an actual organization. In this integrated course project students will develop several drafts, including a final draft to be submitted and presented to the client. The project requires students learn, analyze, and creatively solve a problem and then determine the best method to communicate a solution to the problem.

BUS 4115 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: ECO 2112 and BUS 2217 and BUS 3125. How to identify and develop relationships in international markets. International similarities and differences in marketing functions as related to the cultural, economic, political, social and physical dimensions of the environment are examined. Also considered are the changes in marketing systems and the adoption of marketing philosophies and practices to fit conditions in different countries.

For a complete listing of BUS courses, see Business Administration  

BUS 4255 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Examination of the international financial environment of business. Emphasis is on the financial decision making process relating to foreign exchange risk management, hedging, arbitrage, currency futures and option markets, management of foreign investments, country risk analysis, international sources of financing and international money and capital markets.

BUS 4960/4961 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing; permission of the instructor; BUS 3312, BUS 3115, and BUS/ECO 3320. Correlating theory and business practices in two operational settings; supervision by cooperating practitioners and faculty in several areas of application.