Curriculum

Curriculum

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in International Business. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for International Business Majors and find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the International Business bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1

  • First Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Calculus (4 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 15.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Foreign Language (4 credits)

Total Credits: 16 credits

Semester 3

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Legal Environment of Business (2 credits) 
  • Social and Ethical Environment of Business (2 credits) 
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 15.5 credits

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Business (3 credits)
  • Statistics (4 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15 credits

Semesters 5, 6, 7, and 8

A range of Penn State Behrend courses is available to you in your third and fourth years. Your schedule will depend on your areas of
focus and your interests.

  • Upper-Division Required Courses
    Corporation Finance; Basic Management Concepts; Introduction to Business Information Systems; Principles of Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management and Business Policy; Additional Credits in a Foreign Language
  • Upper-Division Supporting Courses
    International Trade and Finance; International Finance; International Management; Global Marketing

International Business is a dual-degree major. Many of the classes in your final two years of study will be drawn from the curriculum of your second Black School of Business major.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your
academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.