Bachelor of Science in International Business

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Reach your career goals with an international business degree

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.

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International Business Degree Overview

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.

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International Business Courses & Curriculum

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

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • 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
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing
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 elective credits

Upper Division (60 credits)

  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
18 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
30 credits
  • 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
Any 18 credits of upper division courses or one of the concentrations listed below.

International Business Requirements & Outcomes

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

  • Analyze management issues from an international business perspective.
  • Apply an analysis of global operations on a multinational corporation that considers regulatory, ethical, and legal challenges.
  • Develop 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.
  • Analyze 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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Bachelor in 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.

  • 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
International Contracts Manager

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

International Liaison Specialist

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

International Marketing Coordinator

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

Director of International Business

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

Director of International Education and Training

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 Concentrations

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACCT 290 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 308 Assurance and Audit Services
  • ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation

Finance Concentration Courses

  • FIN 310 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 320 Asset Management
  • FIN 330 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 340 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • FIN 400 Derivatives and Risk Management

Geospatial Business Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS 201 Principles of Geography and Digital Cartography
  • DACS 210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • GIS 300 Principles of Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS 302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS 350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS 450 Advanced Geospatial Business Intelligence

Government Contract Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management

Information Management Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

International Business Concentration Courses

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Management Concentration

Marketing Concentration Courses

  • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 425 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
  • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media

Bachelor in International Business Frequently Asked Questions

International Business is one of our undergraduate programs. Through this program you will get a grasp of the various business management practices used around the world, as well as prepare you for roles working abroad or in organizations that do business on a global scale.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in International Business will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

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 education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

If you are to complete the degree in International Business, you will be eligible for positions in international corporations, banks, governments, and other international organizations.

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

It all starts with you deciding to study 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.