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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (ICP)

The Williamson College of Business Administration offers an Individualized Curriculum Program (ICP) in International Business. This major utilizes the core functional areas (management, marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) of any business or organization to conduct business internationally. Virtually all businesses deal with international suppliers, buyers, or other parties. The International Business major allows students the education and experiences of conducting business with organizations from multiple countries around the globe. This program prepares students to enter a global market and leads to jobs such as import/export agent, translator, foreign currency investment advisor, foreign sales representative, and international management consultant.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Students studying International Business at Youngstown State University have the opportunity to build their knowledge and leadership skills  through various student leadership organizations such as Beta Gamma Sigma, Enactus, Student Investment Fund, Student Leadership Council, and Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization.

Global Learning Experiences

The Williamson Center for International Business offers short-term study trips lasting approximately 10 days. These are typically offered during class break periods (winter and spring break). WCBA short-term trips have included destinations such as Ireland, London, The Czech Republic and China. Students receive three credit hours of course work that can be applied to their degree requirements. 

Youngstown State University’s International Studies and Programs offers a wide variety of semester long international study experiences.  Study Abroad programs allow a student to live in a foreign country and attend a foreign university. Students are immersed in the culture through the learning experience. WCBA students have studied for a semester at various locations around the world including Italy, Africa, Australia, England, Brazil and Germany.

COURSETITLES.H.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
REL 2601Introduction to World Religions GE: Social & Personal Awarenss3
GE: Arts & Humanities3
GE: Natural Sciences One science course must include a lab7
GE: Social and Personal Awareness3
BUSINESS TOOL COURSES
Business Tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
ECON 3790Statistics for Business and Economics5
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
To enroll in upper level business courses student must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, all Business Tool courses and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
Upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 3715Principles of International Business3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3761Management Information Systems3
MGT 3789Operations Management3
MGT 4850Strategic Management and Leadership3
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CORE COURSES15
Select 15 SH from the following:
International Business Internship
International Business Field Study Tour
Special Topics in Business
The International Business Consulting Practicum
International Trade
International Finance
International Accounting and Finance
Managing Workplace Diversity
Export Strategy
Supply Chain Management
International Marketing
Marketing Channels and Logistics
Services Marketing
FUNCTIONAL CORE REQUIREMENTS12
Select 12 SH from one of the following areas: ACCT, FIN, MGT, MKTG OR ECON
UPPER-LEVEL BUSINESS COURSES6
Select 6 SH of upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG)
NON-BUSINESS COURSES6
Total Semester Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
GE: Natural Science Course 3
GE: Arts & Humanities Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
REL 2601 Introduction to World Religions GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
GE: Lab Science 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
ECON 3790 Statistics for Business and Economics 5
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours13
Year 3
Fall
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
International Business Course (BUS 4875 OR ECON 5811) 3
Functional Core Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
International Business Course (BUS 4875, MGT 3755, MKTG 4845, MKTG 4846) 3
Business Upper Level Course 3
Functional Core Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
Intenational Business Core Course (BUS 4860, BUS 4875, ECON 5811, FIN 4839, MGT 3755, MKTG 4845, MKTG 4849) 3
Functional Core Course 3
Business Upper Level Course (internship recommended) 3
Non-Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MGT 4850 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
International Business Core Course (BUS 4875, MGT 3755, MGT 4820, MKTG 4845, MKTG 4846, MKTG 4851) 3
International Business Core Course (BUS 4875, MGT 3755, MGT 4820, MKTG 4845, MKTG 4846, MKTG 4851) 3
Functional Core Course 3
Non-Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120

ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, Business Tool and upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.