Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies
The international business studies (IBS) major is designed to prepare you to conduct business successfully around the world.
By placing equal emphasis on business and international studies, including advanced language training and a semester abroad, the IBS program will teach you to apply business principles to a region of the world in that region’s native language.
This specialized international training will give you excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers as markets continue to become more globalized.
If you enjoy living and working in different cultures, speaking different languages and interacting with people from various regions of the world, IBS is the major for you.
As an IBS student you will spend a fall or spring semester studying abroad in a region of the world where your language of choice is spoken (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic or Russian).
Students studying Chinese, Arabic or Russian will work with their undergraduate program advisor to discuss other study abroad options.
Honors in International Business Studies
The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.
The honors degree requires:
- All requirements for the B.S. in international business studies
- All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree
The honors credits in the major must include six credits of BUAD and/or FINC courses and six credits of the chosen language.
Suggested Course Sequence
All courses are three credits unless stated otherwise.
ECON 101 – Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I
Language (107-level, if needed) (4 credits)
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Natural Sciences and Technology breadth course
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
PSYC 100 – Psychology
Natural Sciences and Technology course with lab (4 credits)
ACCT 207 – Accounting I (Financial)
MATH 201 – Statistics I
MISY 160 – Business Computing
COMM 212 – Oral Communications in Business OR HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations and Problem Solving
ACCT 208 – Accounting II (Managerial)
MATH 202 – Statistics II OR MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
BUAD 306 – Introduction to Service & Operations Management
ACCT 352 – Business Law & Social Issues
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
Second semester (abroad)
ECON 340 – International Economics
Region studies course
Region studies course
FINC 415 – International Finance
Creative Arts and Humanities breadth course
BUAD 386 – International Business Management
BUAD 475 – International Marketing
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
History and Cultural Change breadth course
Free elective (1 credit)
- Business technology analyst
- Account executive
- Bilingual customer service
- Advertising assistant
- Client-service specialist
- Operations analyst
- Assistant manager
Where Our Graduates Work
Our graduates are employed with multinational corporations and foreign-based companies including:
- Bank of America
- W.L. Gore & Associates
- The Peace Corps
Dr. Jennifer Gregan
Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.