The International Business concentration is for students who wish to work with multinational firms.
With a focus on small and medium-sized companies, the concentration’s course requirements provide a background that enables the student to assist firms with the business and cultural challenges of an increasingly global marketplace. International Business students will study international marketing, global entrepreneurship, global economics, project management, cross-cultural communication and will select electives that further lead to an understanding of international business.
ISB students pursue the traditional four-year B.B.A. degree, which requires completion of Finlandia’s General Education requirements, the Business Core (required of all BBA students), 14-16 credits of free electives, and 23-25 credits in the International Business Concentration.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Students considering traveling abroad to study International Business must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and apply to the Dean of the International School of Business to make arrangements. Students are highly encouraged to study at least one year of the Finnish language (or language of destination country) prior to departure.
JAMK Summer School – Creativity and Communication in Business (3 week program in June)
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND FORMS
What you will learn
Graduates will be able to:
- Assume leadership roles in organizations that engage in global enterprise.
- Have a comprehension of the special challenges facing firms entering the international marketplace.
- Communicate effectively with other cultures and work with them effectively on cross-functional teams.
- Assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in initiating global business operations.
Sample Courses (CORE)
- Global Entrepreneurship
Studies the challenges and opportunities of international business from the viewpoint of the small entrepreneurial venture. Topics include understanding the level of readiness to internationalize, finding and analyzing markets, methods of entry, finding international distributors and partners, exporting and importing, operations. Available spring semesters. Prerequisite: BUS 271 or instructor permission.
- International Marketing
Studies the development and implementation of a marketing strategy in a global setting. Topics include how to devise a mission, utilize limited resources, and design and measure the effectiveness of an international marketing plan. Available fall semesters. Prerequisite: BUS 245.
- Global Economy
Studies gains and losses from international trade, trade barriers, and regional economic groupings, operation of foreign exchange markets, balance of payments accounts, and macroeconomic effects of international transactions. Available fall semester, even years. Prerequisites: ECN 231 and ECN 232.