Associate of Science in International Business Degree Program Overview

Our Associate Degree in International Business is a two-year program that consists of specialized international business courses, related business subjects and general studies classes. The program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level career in global firms and similar jobs in private, governmental and nonprofit organizations. If they choose to do so, students will also be aptly prepared to enter a Bachelor’s Degree program in International Affairs.

Associate in International Business Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Associate of Science in International Business are able to:

  • Define how social, economic and political paradigms impact ethical issues in various international business strategic planning situations.
  • Work in teams, apply problem-solving knowledge to effectively communicate legal issues pertaining to international business law and international business operations.
  • Demonstrate the use of oral and written communication to analyze and present economic and financial information in the area of international business.
  • Discover the nature, significance and context of managerial activities as undertaken by leadership in various organizations in international business contexts.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business strategies that relate to international business management.

What You Will Learn

The mission of the Associate of Science degree in International Business is to prepare students for entry-level positions in global firms, as well as positions in private, governmental and nonprofit organizations.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • COMP 125 Computer Fundamentals
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

Required International Business Courses

  • BUS 270 International Business Law
  • BUS 290 Strategies for International Business Ventures
  • MGMT 235 Introduction to International Business
  • MGMT 260 Cross Cultural Management
  • MGMT 275 International Trade and Practices
  • MRKT 230 Introduction to International Marketing

Required Managment Courses

  •  ACCT 101 Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance

International Business Career Opportunities

International Business and International Relations were both listed in Payscale’s top 50 of “Careers that Pay You Back” in their 2014 salary report, beating out regular business and even healthcare careers.

Potomac’s Bachelor of Science degree in International Business prepares students to succeed in a global business environment. Our International Business faculty have international experience in addition to their strong business credentials and students benefit from the global perspective they bring to the classroom.

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Positions Available with an Associate’s Degree in International Business:

  • Sales & Marketing Trainee
  • Sales Associate
  • Management Trainee
  • International Medical Claims Representative
  • International Logistics Dedicated Customer Professional
  • Manager, International Benefits
  • International Business Capture Liaison Manager

  • Inbound CSR Consultants
  • International Business Development Representative
  • International Relocation Manager
  • International Customs Entry Agent
  • International Administrator
  • Branch Manager-International Logistics

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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