​​Program Description

As an international business major at CMU, core business knowledge will be your foundation as you gain the cultural experience needed to navigate the world economy. You’ll pursue advanced foreign language training, study abroad and/or do an international internship. Importantly, you’ll receive personalized attention from faculty members who are accomplished scholars and internationalists with backgrounds that include sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Points of Pride

Over the past decade, CMU’s international business program has received substantial grant support from the Business and International Education Program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Put Your Degree to Work

As an international business graduate, you can work in a variety of domestic and international settings such as Dow Chemical, the U.S. State Department, Wells Fargo, Shanghai New Loncheng Group (China), Domino’s Pizza, Ohridska Banka AD (Macedonia), Edward Jones, HP Enterprise Services, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Chrylser, JPMorgan Chase, Switch, Army National Guard, Americorps, Peace Corps and ALDI.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Budget analyst$69,280 per year6% (3,800 more jobs)
Interpreters/translators$45,430 per year46% (29,300 more jobs)
Training and development manager$95,400 per year11% (3,200 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the College of Business Administration website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

International Business Major

To sign a major in International Business: See an advisor in the Department of Management.
Total: 36 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Required Courses I
(9 hours)
MGT 360
Managing Cultural Differences and Diversity in a Global Economy
3
MGT 365
International Business
3
MGT 457
Seminar in International Business
3
Required Courses II
(6 hours)
Select two (2) courses from the following:
BLR 565
The International Legal Environment of Business
3
ECO 372
International Economics
3
FIN 573
International Finance
3
HSA 542
International Tourism
3
MGT 400
Global Concepts for Sustainable Development
3
MKT 560
International Marketing
3
Foreign Language Requirement
(6 hours)
Select hours at the 300 level or higher in a foreign language taught at CMU. Foreign students with native language different from English may substitute MGT or other appropriate courses subject to the approval of the major advisor.
Electives
(6 hours)
You must earn at least 3 credits in study-abroad, with international emphasis, international work experience, or completion of a comprehensive research project with international emphasis. If only 3 credit hours are earned abroad, select one of the following:
ANT 370/SOC 370
Global Environmental Issues
3
ANT 457/SOC 457
Globalization and Society
3
BIS 260WI
Global Business Communication
3
ECO 380
Comparative Economic Systems
3
ECO 381
Patterns of Economic Development
3
FRN 335
French for Business
3
GEO 121
Human Geography and Globalization
3
GEO 317
Economic Geography
3
GEO 345
Political Geography
3
GEO 346
Geography of the Developing World
3
GER 335
The Culture of the German Economy
3
GER 336
The Culture of German Business
3
HST 202
World History since 1400
3
PSC 150
Introduction to International Relations
3
PSC 351
International Relations
3
PSC 555
International Law I
3
REL 101
World Religions: An Introduction to the Study of Religion
3
SPN 335
Spanish for Business
3