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International Business Studies

Succeed in the global marketplace

 

The international business studies (IBS) major is designed to prepare you to conduct business successfully around the world.

By placing equal emphasis on business and international studies, including advanced language training and a semester abroad, the IBS program will teach you to apply business principles to a region of the world in that region’s native language.

This specialized international training will give you excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers as markets continue to become more globalized.

If you enjoy living and working in different cultures, speaking different languages and interacting with people from various regions of the world, IBS is the major for you.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Business
  • Foreign language
  • Economics
  • International studies
  • Marketing

 

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Business technology analyst
  • Account executive
  • Bilingual customer service
  • Advertising assistant
  • Client-service specialist
  • Operations analyst
  • Assistant manager

 

What’s special about this program?

As a Lerner College IBS student you will spend a fall or spring semester studying abroad in a region of the world consistent with your language of choice. Destination countries include Spain, Argentina, France, Japan, Austria, Italy and more.

The Lerner College IBS major is well established and sees approximately 30 graduates each year. Students are often employed by multinational corporations and foreign-based companies, while others go on to graduate school or other international opportunities like the Peace Corps.

Get Involved

Blue Hen Investment Club

Lerner College Trading Center

Women in Business

Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity

Lerner Student Advisory Board

Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

 

Sample curriculum

BUAD110

 

Basics of Business
ECON101

Microeconomics

 

ECON103

Macroeconomics

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

MATH221  

 

Calculus I

 

PSYC100

 

General Psychology

 

Foreign Language Course - 107 level
 

Foreign Language Course - 200 level

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

ACCT207

Accounting I

 

ACCT208

Accounting II

 

COMM212/HOSP230

Oral Communication in Business or
Executive Presentations & Problem Solving

 

FINC311

Principles of Finance

 

STAT200/MATH201

Basic Statistical Practice or 
Statistics I

 

MISY262/MATH202

Fundamentals of Business Analytics or 
Statistics II

 

MISY160

Business Computing

 

MISY261

Management Information Systems

 

  Foreign Language Courses - 200 Level
ACCT352

Law & Social Issues in Business

 

BUAD301

Introduction to Marketing

 

BUAD306

Service & Operations Management

 

BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

BUAD384

Global Business Environment

 

 

Foreign Language Courses - 300 level

 

 

Region Studies Courses

 

  Elective Course
BUAD386

International Business Management

 

BUAD441

Strategic Management

 

BUAD475

International Marketing

 

ECON340

International Economics

 

FINC415

International Finance

 

 

Professional Elective Courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Sociology Course

 

  Elective Course

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs:

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