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Bachelor's Degree in International Business

Global trading—importing, exporting, sourcing parts overseas, and building markets—is regular business now. A global mindset—a blend of experience, attitude, and fluency in other cultures—in a business context, may mean you find yourself somewhere else on the planet or connecting to someone who is.

Our international business major launches a whole-world business perspective with an integrated, individualized course of study. You’ll have heaps of opportunity to follow your business and cultural interests, use your foreign language skills, and study abroad while gaining a rock-solid foundation in marketing, management, finance, and economics.

At Ball State, we offer immersive learning opportunities and internships as well as field studies abroad. Learn more.

Major essentials

The international business undergraduate major consists of at least 126 credits divided into four groups of courses:

  • the University Core Curriculum: 41 credit hours
  • a set of 13 undergraduate business foundation courses: 39 credit hours.
  • Specialized international business course work—encompassing international business, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students must fulfill a functional area requirement by taking 9 hours of approved 300- or 400-level business courses in one department. To fulfill an international studies/culture requirement, students must take 6 hours of approved international studies/culture course work outside the Miller College of Business and in addition to the international/global requirement of the University Core Curriculum: 21 credit hours
  • general electives to round out your degree: 25 credit hours

You can find more information about program requirements in the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog.

See a sample schedule.