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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 the International Business Organization, 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 Italy, Ireland, 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.

Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirements Met through MATH 1552 (see Business Tool)
Knowledge Domains
Arts & Humanities 3 SH met through PHIL 2628 required for major
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
Arts & Humanities Elective3
Natural Sciences One science course must include a lab7
Social Sciences Met through ECON 2610 & ECON 2630 (see business tool)
Social and Personal Awareness 3 SH met through REL 2601 required for major
REL 2601Introduction to World Religions3
Social & Personal Awareness Elective3
Business Tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
ECON 3788Statistics for Business and Economics 13
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
BUS 3700Business Analytics3
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
Select 12 SH from the following: International Business majors are encouraged to particpate in at least ONE Global Learning Experience for credit.
International Business Internship
International Business Field Study Tour
International Trade
MKTG 4842O Special Topics: Ohio Export Program
BUS 4881B Ohio Export Internship
International Finance
International Accounting and Finance
Managing Workplace Diversity
Supply Chain Management
International Marketing
Marketing Channels and Logistics
Services Marketing
Select 12 SH from one of the following areas: ACCT, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG OR ECON
Select 6 SH of upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG)
Total Semester Hours120-121
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
GE: Social and Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours16-17
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
GE: Arts & Humanities Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
GE: Natural Science 3
 Semester Hours15
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 3788 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
REL 2601 Introduction to World Religions (GE: SPA) 3
GE: Lab Science 4
 Semester Hours14
Year 3
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
BUS 3700 Business Analytics 3
Functional Core Course 3
 Semester Hours15
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
International Business Core Course 3
International Business Core Course 3
Business Upper Level Course Internship recommended 3
Functional Core Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
Intenational Business Core Course 3
Functional Core Course 3
Non-Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 4850 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
International Business Core Course 3
Functional Core Course 3
Business Upper Level Business Course 3
Non-Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-121

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.