Major Resource Kit

International Business Studies

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to give students both a broad liberal arts background and a strong professional education. Within the Bachelor of Science (BS) program, students can major in international business studies, management, marketing, operations management or sport management. Students may also pursue a minor in international business with or without language, and/or apply to the minors in management information/decision support systems, economics or a variety of other fields. The business program is accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the sole agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body of business schools.

The business curriculum is designed to give students both a broad liberal arts background and a strong professional education. The business program is accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the sole agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body of business schools.

International Business Studies is a collaborative major offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics in conjunction with the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major is designed to prepare students to live and conduct business effectively in a particular region of the world. With an equal emphasis on business and international studies, including advanced language training; students learn to apply principles from all business areas to a region of the world in the native language.

International Business Studies majors may choose among six languages, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. Their international studies curriculum also includes appropriate regional courses in Anthropology, Art History, Geography, History, International Relations, Philosophy, and Political Science. This curriculum helps you build a strong understanding of the social and cultural background for international business.  The business curriculum includes all of the core requirements of the other Business Administration and Finance Department majors plus a set of major courses which focuses on international business. Two requirements set the International Business Studies major apart from other business programs: 1) advanced language proficiency and 2) a semester abroad in a region of interest.

For additional information, students should visit the departmental office, 236 Alfred Lerner Hall, (302) 831-2554, the departmental website at http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/business-administration/department-business-administration, or contact the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Office of Undergraduate Advising, 102 Purnell Hall, (302) 831-4369.

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