Business Administration Major: International Business and Economics Option B.S.

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Business Administration Major: International Business and Economics Option B.S.

The International Business and Economics (IBE) Option offers an interdisciplinary course of study, providing strong business training for students pursuing careers at organizations with an international focus, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks and government agencies.  

Program Overview

What is international business and economics? 

International business and economics focuses the disciplines of management, international trade, finance, marketing and economics on the challenges of global commerce. International managers explore such questions as, “What causes international financial crisis and how can we shelter our corporation from risk?” or “How will trade laws impact our ability to complete overseas?” and “How can we use technology to manage human resources over great distance and among different cultures?"

Why study international business and economics at UNH? 

As part of the Paul College of Business and Economics, the business administration major international business and economics option is an interdisciplinary course of study, providing you strong business training and preparation for a career at organizations with an international focus, particularly multinational corporations, international banks and government agencies. You’ll be encouraged to experience other cultures first-hand through internships or study abroad. Paul College’s Budapest Study Abroad Program, managed by faculty and staff, allows you to integrate into a multinational and intercultural community in the heart of Europe while taking classes directly related to international business and economics.

Potential careers 

  • Foreign policy analyst 
  • Foreign sales manager 
  • International customs manager 
  • International economist 
  • International marketing director 
  • Multinational manager

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Curriculum & Requirements

The Option in International Business and Economics offers an interdisciplinary course of study, providing strong business training for students pursuing careers at organizations with an international focus, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks, and government agencies. It achieves this by combining general business training with in-depth knowledge in economics, finance, and management. Students are strongly encouraged to round out their education with either an internship at an international organization or by studying abroad for one semester.

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Adminsistration core requirements
ADMN courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 420Business Statistics4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 703Strategic Management: Decision Making 14
Other subject code courses:
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
PAUL 660BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 670BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 680BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 690BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 22

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.

Option in International Business and Economics

Required courses:
ECON 645International Economics4
Select three of the following: 112
ACFI 703
International Financial Management
MGT 755
International Management
MKTG 760
International Marketing
ECON 611
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 746
International Finance
A pre-approved course in International Business
Select one of the following:4
One of the remaining courses from list above
4-credit graded internship at an international organization
One-semester study abroad experience that involves at least one approved international business or economics course and that results in at least 12 academic credits being transferred back to UNH
ACFI 704
Derivative Securities and Markets
ECON 655
Innovation in the Global Economy
ECON 668
Economic Development
ECON #747
Multinational Enterprises
Total Credits20

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