Bachelor - International Business

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business program at is designed to provide an understanding of multinational business operations and to prepare students to begin careers in a global business environment. Read on for more information about this online Forbes School of Business & Technology bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business program emphasizes study in global business practices, concepts and strategies. Covered topics include business decision making processes, cultural and political factors in international business, international marketing strategies, human resources practices, and international corporate banking operations. Other courses cover fundamental topics in accounting, ethics, statistics, and economics. An integrative capstone course allows students to apply strategic principles learned throughout the program. This program is part of the Forbes School of Business & Technology™, and as a business student you have access to a variety of unique resources and opportunities, such as invitation-only speaker series and webinars featuring Forbes business experts.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Good communication and organizational skills and the desire to work with culturally diverse people in a corporate setting are important for prospective students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business program. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

A total of 120 credits must be completed to earn Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business. The program consists of 45 credits in major courses, 46 credits in general education courses, and 32 credits in electives. Students can use six credits in major courses toward general education requirements.

International Business Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330Management for Organizations
PHI 445Personal & Organizational Ethics
COM 360Advanced Communications in Society
ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 320International Economics
ACC 205Principles of Accounting I
BUS 308Statistics for Managers
BUS 307Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
BUS 357International Business
BUS 343International Marketing
BUS 378International Business Law
BUS 439International Human Resources Management
POL 353Comparative Politics
BUS 450International Finance
MGT 492Strategic Management for the Multinational Enterprise Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business program could be eligible for entry-level position in companies involved in international business operations. They could work in areas of finance, accounting, marketing, advertising, or human resources.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • International bookkeeper
  • Global logistics assistant
  • International marketing assistant

Advanced Degrees

Career advancement could depend on further education upon completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in International Business program. Many companies require at least a master's degree for those seeking upper management or executive positions. Graduate degrees are also typically required for academic or consulting careers. Advanced degrees you could be eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Science in Global Business
  • Master of Science in International Business
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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