Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

International Business

In May 2009, the CCSU Faculty Senate approved a proposal to eliminate the International Business major and replace it with a concentration in International Business.  This International Business concentration is one of the options for completing a major in Management. Students accepted to CCSU as International Business majors (or Pre-International Business majors) before June 1, 2009 are able to complete a major in International Business (if they satisfy all requirements for this major).


Beginning June 1, 2009, the following policies apply:

  • Students admitted to CCSU (June 1, 2009 or later) are not able to major in International Business or Pre-International Business.
  • CCSU students cannot change majors to Pre-International Business or International Business (June 1, 2009 or later). The only exception to this change applies to Pre-International Business majors who are allowed to become International Business majors if they satisfy all requirements for the upper division of the Business School.
  • All CCSU students (regardless of admission date) are able to choose the Pre-Management major (with a concentration in International Business).
  • All CCSU students (regardless of admission date) who satisfy all requirements for the upper division of the Business School are able to choose the Management major (with a concentration in International Business).



M. E. Mitchell, Chair; G. Baten, G. Berry, S. Cavaleri, D. S. Fearon, D. Harris, C. Labedz, L. Lee, D. J. Miller, S. Stookey, W. E. Tracey, Jr. (Dept. phone: 860-832-3275, email: carrolljo@ccsu.edu)


Program Overview

Upon completion of the program, students in the international business concentration will possess competencies and skills needed for positions in international organizations or for graduate study. The program provides students a broad education in business with a concentration on international issues. Students select a specialization in a functional business area and are given opportunities for study abroad.

Students in international business must complete the common business core requirements and the following 30 credits:


Major in International Business, BS (30 credits)

MGT 321 International Management 3
MKT 321 International Marketing 3
FIN 330 International Finance 3
ECON 430 International Economics 3
International business functional specializations 9
Business electives 9

International Business Functional Specializations

Students will select one of the following functional specializations: 

AC 301 Cost Management Systems 3
AC 311 Accounting Applications 3
AC 430 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations 3


FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
FIN 310  Principles of Investments   3
FIN 320 Financial Markets and Institutions   3


IB 491 Special Topics in International Business 3
IB 495 Field Studies in International Business 3
IB 498 Seminar in International Business 3

an advanced business course approved by the chair


The following three courses:
MGT 326
Business Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 345Organizational Theory3
MGT 348 Management Systems 3

or the following three courses:
MGT 305 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 425 Labor/Management Relations 3
MGT 431 Compensation and Benefits 3


MKT 373 Marketing Research 3
MKT 305  Consumer Behavior 3

MKT 413 Business-to-Business Marketing 3

and one of:

MKT 306 Advertising and Promotion 3
MKT 307 Sales Administration 3
MKT 350 Internet Marketing and Channels 3
MKT 390 Product Development & Management 3
MKT 481 Consultative Selling Techniques 3


Management Information Systems
MIS 315 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 400 Business Decision Analysis Using Knowledge
MIS 410 Business-Driven Network Design 3

Business Electives

Students must complete 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses offered or suggested by the School of Business (if prerequisites are met). Courses are determined in consultation with a Department of Management and Organization faculty advisor. These courses are selected from AC, ENT, FIN, LAW, MGT, MIS, and MKT courses.

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