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Companies that thrive in today’s global economy must have a truly global focus. To help them, you need a global focus, too. Our international business major will give you one by grounding you in the fundamentals of international markets. You will have many opportunities 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, economics, information systems, and logistics.

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Major Requirements 

The international business undergraduate major consists of at least 120 credits divided into five groups of courses. You must also complete the first four courses in a single foreign language (14 credit hours).


Total: 120

Classes You Will Take

A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Introduction to International Business
  • International Finance
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Seminar in International Business Decisions

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For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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What Can You Do with a Degree in International Business?

As a graduate of our international business program, you will be exposed to numerous career opportunities both domestically and internationally, including:

  • freight forwarding management
  • import/export specialization
  • international banking
  • international finance
  • international insurance
  • international investments
  • international manufacturing supervising
  • international sales and marketing management
  • specialization in international education
  • specialization in international human resources

Paying for Your Education

Department Scholarships

About four of every five students receive some kind of merit- or need-based assistance with their tuition and fees. On top of the dozens of options our university offers its students, Miller College of Business gives several awards every year to its own students. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in an undergraduate degree in marketing? The first step is to apply as an undergraduate to Ball State University. Start the journey today.

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Want to Learn More?

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