BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in International Business - Economics

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. Completion of this degree program requires 141-153 credits depending on emphasis.

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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.
Civilization course in language studied
Literature course in language studied
Select one of the following:
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
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Early Modern World: The 17th-19th Centuries Enlightenment
The Modern Era
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
Contemporary Moral Issues
Introduction to Religion
Indigenous Religions
Religions of the World
Religions of China and Japan
Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Diversity
Additional Humanities
Biological & Physical Sciences6-7
One course must include a lab
Foreign Language18-20
All in the same language
Area Support9
To be selected with the A&S advisor. Coursework typically includes classes in Culture, Geography, Government, or History related to language studied.
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Business Core Courses26
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
College of Business WI Course3
Business Area15-18
to be selected with Business advisor, depending on emphasis area.
Capstone Course - senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management3
Total Credits141-147

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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
BUS_AD 15002ENGLSH 10003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3MATH 14003
Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
Humanity 3Behavioral Science 3
 15 16
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 22583
BUS_AD 25002STAT 25003
MATH 13003Biological Science3
Foreign Language4Foreign Language 3
Physical Science 3 
 18 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35002MANGMT 30003
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 35403
STAT 35003MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 33003POL_SC 1400 or 27003
Business Writing Intensive 3Foreign Civilization/Writing Intensive Non-Business 3
Foreign Language3 
 17 15
Fourth Year
FINANC 30003Business Area3
BUS_AD 45003Business Area3
ANTHRO 20303A&S Area Support3
GEOG 1100 or 12003A&S Area Support3
Foreign Literature3A&S Area Support 3
 15 15
Fifth Year
MANGMT 49703 
Business Area3 
Business Area3 
Business Area3 
Humanity-Global Core3 
Total Credits: 141

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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 would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success 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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