Bachelor of Science in International Business

Program Contact: Patrice Luoma   203-582-8320

Corporations, nonprofits and government agencies from around the world need talented professionals who have the ability to successfully work in culturally diverse environments and possess a knowledge of global markets and international business trends. International business students learn how to work with culturally diverse businesses and populations, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Students also develop a foundation in international finance, international marketing, global supply chain, and international management and strategy, and also learn how to work with international data and its sources. Graduates with this background are prepared for careers in global supply chain management, international marketing and marketing research, business development, financial analysis and business consulting. 

Students in the IB major are encouraged to immerse in a foreign country with a study-abroad program to better understand its history, politics, business and culture. Students also may complete an internship while studying abroad. Alternatively, internships with local businesses or major firms in neighboring New York City enable students to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. IB majors can also graduate with a certificate in Global Supply Chain.

BS in International Business Curriculum

The BS in International Business requires the completion of 122 credits.

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
International Business Core
IB 313International Marketing Research3
IB 324Negotiating Internationally3
IB 335International Finance3
IB 352International Management3
IB 345Global Supply Chain3
IB 401International Strategy and Business Plan3
International Business Electives
Select three of the following:9
Special Topics in International Business
International Marketing
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 1
Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 2
International Business Internship
International Business Immersion
Supply Chain Analytics
Open Electives
Select 18 credits 118
Total Credits122

Study Abroad Requirement

Students are required to study abroad, ideally for a semester but in special circumstances a shorter program is possible (e.g., J-term, Summer etc.). Please see the department chair if you have further questions. Foreign students are exempt from this requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

On completion of the BS in international business, students will demonstrate the following competencies: 

  1. Business Knowledge: Students apply basic business theories and concepts to understand and solve business problems.
  2. Business Analytics: Students effectively gather, assess and utilize data to understand, improve and communicate business decisions using Excel and other analytical tools.
  3. Communication: Students communicate business ideas effectively through written communications, oral communications and presentations, and digital media.
  4. Critical Thinking: Students utilize information and research findings to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions.
  5. Business Ethics: Students apply ethical frameworks to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solutions.
  6. Cultural Adaptability: Students recognize and apply knowledge and diversity within and across individual and groups.
  7. Professionalism:  Students exhibit professional behavior, including a strong work ethic in their classes, in their interactions with faculty, staff and colleagues, and in their team assignments.

Admission Requirements: School of Business

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.

Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)

Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they: 

  • Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (this may be higher in specific programs). 
  • Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.

Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in International Business

A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in International Business program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years prior to matriculation at Quinnipiac University.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
English I 3
Introduction to Business 3
Microeconomics 3
Business Statistics 3
History Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
English II 3
Macroeconomics 3
Financial Accounting 3
Information Systems 3
Marketing 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall Semester
Managerial Accounting 3
Finance 3
International Business 3
Management 3
Art Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Operations Management 3
Business Law 3
Science Elective with Lab 4
Social Science Elective 3
Additional Elective (Business or other) 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits61