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 second language, and internationally focused 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, and must also complete all university requirements, including general education. A student majoring in this dual degree program must complete a 4-week minimum study abroad and courses in the following categories:  International Core, Language, International Studies Area Support, Business Core, Business Emphasis, and Business Capstone.

Study Abroad Experience Requirement

  • Students should study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks. 
  • If a program is less than 4 weeks, it must be approved by the academic advisor.
  • Credit earned during a study abroad experience may be used to fulfill major requirements.
  • Students should complete their study abroad experience prior to their last year.
  • Preparation for a study abroad experience should begin a year in advance.
  • Information on study abroad is available at the International Center website
Social Sciences6
Regions and Nations of the World I
Regions and Nations of the World II
International Relations
Comparative Political Systems
State Law 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 course 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
Religions of China and Japan
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
Second 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 Courses24
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
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 Area18
to be selected with Business advisor, depending on emphasis area. Excluding ECONOM 4351.
Capstone Course - senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management3
Total Credits134-140

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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 15003ENGLSH 10003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3MATH 14003
Second Language4Second Language4
Humanity 3Behavioral Science 3
 16 16
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 22583
MATH 13003STAT 25003
Second Language4Biological or Physical Science with Lab3
 Second Language 3
 13 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35003MANGMT 33003
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 35403
STAT 35003MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 3000W3POL_SC 1400 or 27003
Second Language3International Humanities/Writing Intensive Non-Business 3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FINANC 30003ECONOM 43513
BUS_AD 45003Additional Economics course3
ANTHRO 20303A&S Area Support3
GEOG 1100 or 12003A&S Area Support3
International Humanities3A&S Area Support 3
 15 15
Fifth Year
MANGMT 49703 
ECONOM 43533 
Additional Economics course3 
Additional Economics course3 
Humanity-Global Core3 
Total Credits: 135

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. 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.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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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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