Bachelor of Science in International Business Degree Program Overview

International Business degrees have become very important in our global market. With more and more companies pursuing global influence, University of the Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in International Business provides many advantages.

B.S. in International Business Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business are able to:

  • Analyze how social, economic and political paradigms impact ethical issues in various international business strategic planning situations.
  • Work in teams, use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate legal issues pertaining to international business law and international business operations.
  • Utilize written and oral communication to effectively analyze and synthesize economic and financial information with an emphasis on international business.
  • Evaluate nature, significance and context of managerial activities as undertaken by leadership in various organizations in international business contexts.

What You Will Learn

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in International Business is to prepare students with fundamental managerial skills to succeed in a global business environment and to pursue careers in managerial positions in public or private companies and in non-profit organizations.

Core Courses

General Education

  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics

Management Courses

  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of 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

Accounting 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

General Education

Core Courses

  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 305 Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management

  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 422 Global Management
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing

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 a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business:

  • Account Manager – International Transportation Logistics
  • Administrative Director — Center for International Business Education and
  • Research
  • Branch Manager – International Logistics
  • Business Analyst-SDLC
  • Director of International Business
  • Director of International Education and Training
  • Director, International Environment and Trade Policy
  • International Business Development Representative

  • International Contracts Manager
  • International Liaison Specialist
  • International Long Distance Liaison
  • International Marketing Coordinator
  • International Medical Claims Representative
  • International Payroll Specialist
  • International Recruitment Manager
  • Marketing Analytics Manager – International
  • National and International – Account Executives
  • Research Analyst-International Affairs
  • Senior Account Executive- International
  • Senior Director of Emergency and International Services
  • Senior International Logistics/Purchasing Specialist

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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