Associate of Science in International Business

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Reach your career goals with an international business degree

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.

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International Business Degree Overview

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.

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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International Business Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (TAP), students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

18 credits

  • 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
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

21 credits

  • 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

18 credits

  • 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

3 credits elective courses

International Business Requirements & Outcomes

Global Business Professional

The lower division required international business courses prepare students for the examination leading to certification as a Certified Global Business Professional offered by NASBITE.

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

  • Define management issues from an international business perspective
  • Evaluate an analysis of global operations on a multinational corporation that considers regulatory, ethical, and legal challenges.
  • Organize a business plan that considers implementation issues, including the financial, legal, operational, and administrative procedures involved in new business ventures, and which addresses cross-cultural differences.
  • Explain the interdependence of a global marketplace in ways that optimize business practices.
  • 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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International Business Jobs & 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.

  • 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
Sales & Marketing Trainee

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Sales Associate

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Management Trainee

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

International Medical Claims Representative

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Inbound CSR Consultants

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

International Business Development Representative

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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International Business Frequently Asked Questions

An Associate in International Business is a two-year undergraduate program that UOTP offers. This degree program wil give you actual “hands-on” experience in the field.

Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an Associate Degree in International Business will typically take you two years to complete.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your Associate Degree in International Business by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

After you earn an Associate Degree in International Business, you will get qualified for jobs in the government, multinational corporations, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations, in roles such as international transportation, trade, global supply chain management, technology, and international marketing.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac allows you to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to get an Associate Degree in International Business. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.

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