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International Business Major - Honours Designation

The International Business major prepares students to conduct business in an increasingly globalized environment. Students will learn how to apply concepts from functional areas, such as marketing and finance, within the global business setting and how international business practice differs from domestic business. Students will also learn how the language, culture and political economy influence business in different countries and regions.

Program of Study

Overall Major Requirement – 33 senior-level courses from this list. Students must also choose a regional specialization that includes a language other than English.

Course ID Course Name Credits
Major Requirements
INTB 300Introduction to International Business3
INTB 311Diversity and Intercultural Communication3
INTB 412Managing in an International Environment3
MARK 403International Marketing3
FNCE 404International Finance3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Doing Business Internationally – Study Tour
Global Business and Sustainability
International Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in International Business
Independent Studies in International Business
International Business Transactions
Consumer Behaviour
Business Logistics Management
Global Sourcing and Logistics
Regional Specialization
Select one 15-credit regional specialization from below:15
Asia
Any senior-level HIST course
Asia Pacific Political Systems
Conducting Business in Asia
Language: Chinese or Japanese (6 credits)
Europe
Any senior-level HIST course
Introduction to Global Politics I
Business in Regional World Markets
Language: French, German, or Spanish (6 credits)
Latin America
Any senior-level HIST course
Introduction to Global Politics I
Business in Regional World Markets
Language: Spanish (6 credits)
Specific Honours Designation Requirement
BUSN 396Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Business3
BUSN 397Advanced Qualitative Research Methods for Management3
BUSN 496Senior Honours Seminar3
INTB 499Honours Thesis - International Business3
Select a senior 400-level course as approved by faculty advisor3
Elective Requirement
Non-Business Electives12
Open Electives3
Total Credits63

Course Substitutions

Credit Earned in: May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:
ACCT 111 & ACCT 161 ACCT 311
ACCT 218 & ACCT 268 ACCT 322
ENGL 101 ENGL 102 & ENGL 103
MGMT 223 ORGA 330
ORGA 214 ORGA 314
ORGA 233 ORGA 433