BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in International Business - Marketing

Degree Program Description

International Business is a joint degree program offered by the College of Arts and Science and the Trulaske College of Business. The program incorporates foreign language, geographic region and cultural environment courses with core and international business courses.

Major Program Requirements

To complete this course of study, students must be accepted in both the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies program in the College of Arts and Science and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in the Trulaske College of Business.  Students must also complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below.

Social Sciences6
Regions and Nations of the World I
Regions and Nations of the World II
International Relations
Comparative Political Systems
State Requirement3
Behavioral Sciences6
Cultural Anthropology
The additional 3 hours can be any general education approved Behavioral Science from the list.
Two courses must be chosen from list of approved International Studies humanities courses.
Must select one Core International Studies Humanities from list below:
Fundamentals of Environmental Design
Ancient and Medieval Art
Renaissance through Modern Art
Introduction to World Literatures
Introduction to World Literatures, 1890 to Present
Trends in World Cinema
Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context
Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context - Writing Intensive
Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies (Also offered as H, W)
Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context
Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context - Writing Intensive
Here Be Monsters
Reasonable Devils and Dark Visions
Diagnosing the Dark
The News Media: Journalism and Advertising in a Democratic Society
Masterpieces of Western Music
Introduction to World Music
Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies
Philosophy: East and West
Philosophies of War and Peace
Introduction to Religion
Indigenous Religions
Global Religions
History of Christian Traditions
Women, Religion and Culture
Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Diversity
One additional Humanities course
Biological & Physical Sciences1-5
One course must include a lab
Foreign Language18-20
For the major, students must complete 6 hours minimum of foreign language beyond the elementary level.
Area Support9
To be selected with the A&S advisor. Courses used to fulfill this section must be from a College of Arts and Science department and have an international focus. An exception can be made for one course offered through Trulaske College of Business, either on campus or through one of the college's study abroad programs, as long as the course has a strong international studies focus. Coursework typically includes classes in Culture, Geography, Government, or History related to language studied.
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Business Core Courses23
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Business Area21
to be selected with Business advisor, depending on emphasis area.
Capstone Course - senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required3
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management
Total Credits136-142

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 11003MATH 14003
BUS_AD 15002ENGLSH 10003
State Requirement3ECONOM 10143
Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
Humanities 3Behavioral Science3
 15 16
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
BUS_AD 25002ACCTCY 22583
MATH 13003STAT 25003
ECONOM 10153Foreign Language3
Foreign Language 4ANTHRO 20303
 15 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35002FINANC 30003
MANGMT 33003ECONOM 3229 or 32513
MRKTNG 30003Additional Marketing course3
Foreign Language3International Humanities/Writing Intensive Non-Business 3
 14 15
Fourth Year
BUS_AD 45003MRKTNG 40003
POL_SC 1400 or 27003Additional Marketing Course3
Biological or Physical Science with Lab3Additional Marketing Course3
International Humanities3Additional Marketing Course3
Humanity-Global Core3A&S Area Support3
 GEOG 1100 or 12003
 15 18
Fifth Year
MRKTNG 40503 
MANGMT 49703 
Additional Marketing Course3 
A&S Area Support3 
A&S Area Support3 
Total Credits: 138

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center.  No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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