Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

Program Overview

This degree will be comprised of international business courses in economics, finance, management, marketing, and a general introduction to international business course. The major will require a foreign language, cross-cultural courses, and an international experience. These aspects augment the required business courses to form a necessary knowledge base for a career specific to international business. In addition, the major will require a business concentration selected from one of the following areas: accounting, economics finance, management, and marketing. The major integrates an additional knowledge base within other functional areas of business. The new major is designed to meet the following objectives:     

  • To prepare its graduates for careers in international business,

  • To create a formal structuring of courses (IB major) that projects to future employers an international business knowledge base such as that projected by other BBA majors,

  • To develop students’ foreign language, critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communications, and technology skills within the field of international business,

  • To support Valdosta State University’s (VSU) strategic goals of  “promoting diversity and international programs” and “creating new academic programs at the undergraduate level to meet the needs of students and the region,” and

  • To support the LCOBA strategic goals of “expanding educational opportunities for business majors” and “expanding opportunities for international experiences.”


Sample Program of Study - IB major with an Accounting concentration