International Business Major
The international business degree is a cross-disciplinary program of study that provides a solid, broad-based foundation of business coupled with the flexibility to tailor the program to the individual students’ specific interests. International business majors can choose to focus on specific areas or regions of the world by including geography, history, or political science courses complemented by study of a foreign language important in that region. International Business majors can also increase their knowledge and abilities of a specific business discipline by adding a business minor. For international business students, the world truly is their oyster.
Many international business majors are interested in taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by Oklahoma State University to either study abroad or take an international internship. The Cagle Center is the Spear’s School of Business’ launching pad for taking short-term, faculty led study abroad trips to exciting locations such as China, England, France, Greece and many other locales. OSU’s study abroad office, located in the Union, is a great place to get information about all of the long-term study opportunities available. What will surprise you is the amount of financial assistance for which you can apply. When you stop by the Cagle Center or the OSU study abroad office, make sure to ask about scholarship and grant programs that can make your dreams come true.
To earn an international business degree, you will complete 120 hours of undergraduate coursework. In addition to foundational coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems and marketing, you will have the opportunity to take 15 hours of upper division, internationally-focused business courses. See the degree requirements for the international business major for more information.
Why International Business?
If you choose to pursue an international business degree from the Spears School of Business at OSU, you will enjoy a well-balanced overview of business disciplines and obtain a special focus on issues facing the business world today. International business careers often arise through an initial position within a traditional field such as finance or marketing, so this degree is perfect if you want to pursue a career domestically with an organization with global ties or if you want to work abroad.