The international business major provides preparation for a career in all fields of business management across cultures and international borders. All students selecting the international business major are strongly urged to participate in the study abroad programs offered through Dominican University.
Course work completed during a student’s study abroad program may be substituted for the major courses, if approved by the international business advisor.
Students who major in international business will earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Four courses from one of the following concentrations:
Students must complete four courses beyond 102 in French, Italian or Spanish offered at Dominican University. Language courses taught in English do not meet this requirement.
Upon selecting this concentration, the student must meet with the international business advisor, who will coordinate the international business and language requirements. Selection of the modern foreign language courses must be approved by a faculty member from the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. International business students who wish to prepare for the examinations leading to the certificates offered by the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid or the Chamber of Commerce of Paris must take additional language course work. See the appropriate language faculty for specific information.
Students educated outside the United States may not choose their native language to fulfill the language component of the international business major. Students may also choose four courses in another language not offered at Dominican University. Such course work must be approved by the director of the international business program to be accepted in transfer in partial completion of the major.
Complete three courses from the following list. Students are encouraged to take one course focused on Western nations and two courses focused on non-Western nations. Students should consult with their faculty advisor when selecting courses.
The satisfactory/fail option may be used for only one repeated course required for the major.
A minimum of 15 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.
Students majoring or minoring in international business complete MATH 130 or MATH 170 to satisfy the mathematics foundation requirement.
This program provides opportunities for the well-prepared student to work in the area of international business. An internship is done as required course work or as independent study. The experience of on-the-job training gives the student a realistic view of the major field and often widens the horizon of job choice.