Develop your instinct for the ways communication styles and customs can affect business transactions abroad.

School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Department of Management/Marketing

International Business

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Why pursue an international business degree at North Central College?

Here you’ll cultivate the “sixth sense” required to do business abroad—and that will make all the difference to your professional success. Of course you’ll master core business practices, identify market trends, explore financial markets and more. But you’ll also develop an instinct for what’s appropriate in a given situation, for what’s being left unsaid and for the ways different communication styles and customs can affect business transactions abroad.

You may also:

  • Travel, study and work internationally through our study abroad and international internship programs.
  • Learn about the fair-trade coffee import business through D-Term work in Guatemala.
  • Identify job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks and our Career Development Center.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to international entrepreneurial projects through student organizations such as the Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization and Enactus.

More Department information

International Business, B.A.

The international business major is an interdisciplinary area that integrates five areas of study from a global perspective: business, modern languages, history, politics and culture. Graduates may be employed by domestic firms operating internationally, by multinational firms doing business in the United States, by state or federal agencies involved with international trade and economic development, or by international organizations (United Nations, World Bank, etc.). Increasingly, even domestic firms are seeking International Business graduates for their business, language and multi-disciplinary skills. Students interested in graduate study may pursue the M.B.A., an M.S. degree in international business, an M.S. degree in international relations and/or the J.D. degree.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Major Requirements

Common Business Core

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of accounting for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, traditional and nontraditional product costing methods and cost-volume profit analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BEN 110 - Business and Society

    BEN 110 - Business and Society

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course identifying the role of the business institution in our society. It serves as a background for other more focused business courses. Specifically, it will explore the major business activities that operate within the societal framework. It seeks to provide a basic understanding of what business arena is about, and how business behavior is shaped and influenced by its stakeholders—managers, consumers, employees, government and community members. Key topics to be covered in this course include: business systems, corporate governance, the business and society relationship, business and public issues, ethical dilemmas in business, corporate social responsibilities in relation to stakeholders, globalization, ecological and sustainability issues and the influence of technology on business and society. Students may not receive credit for both BEN 110 and BEN 310.

    Prerequisite(s)


    First-Year or Sophomore status.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the major aspects of the law governing business and commerce including the domestic and international legal environment, the range of dispute resolution processes, legal liability including business torts and crimes, contracts, employment law including employment discrimination, business entities focusing on corporations and general partnerships and intellectual property with particular attention to copyright and trademark law.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    3.00 credit hours

    An integrative course in business, dealing with strategic policy formulation and implementation, long-range planning and environmental scanning through the use of case analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 135, BUS 205, BUS 360, BUS 362, BUS 368, FIN 350 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms under pure competition and monopoly and applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on factors which explain changes in national income, unemployment and inflation. Other topics include money and banking and fiscal and monetary policies.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement; ECN 250 recommended.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, bond and stock valuation, common stock/debt financing, risk and return, cost of capital and capital budgeting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201; ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

International Business Courses

  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 488 - International Marketing

    BUS 488 - International Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the applications of marketing on an international level. Strategies for penetrating foreign markets and establishing international marketing programs are the focus of this course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 492 - Globalization, Social Responsibility and Business

    BUS 492 - Globalization, Social Responsibility and Business

    3.00 credit hours

    The aim of this course is to develop future leaders who understand the scale of change required to address the challenges that the global society faces, to give them insight into innovative new approaches and responses and to inspire them to take action.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 482 and BUS 488.

    Schedule Of Classes

    • 3–6 credit hours of modern language study over and above the College requirement, with a minimum of three credit hours at the 201-level or higher
    • Nine credit hours achieved through study abroad
One of the following:
  • ECN 340 - International Economics

    ECN 340 - International Economics

    3.00 credit hours

    The theory of international trade and the behavior of international institutions. Examination of how trade, trade restrictions and international monetary systems affect domestic business and economic prospects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 385 - International Finance

    FIN 385 - International Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    Theory and applications in the realm of financial decision making in the international sphere. Topics may include the global financial environment, foreign exchange risk management, financing international transactions and asset management including short-term and long-term multinational corporate finance decisions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    FIN 350.

    Schedule Of Classes

Two of the following:
  • GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    3.00 credit hours

    Topics in global studies such as international relations theory, globalization, democratization and global change. Seminar serves as capstone for global studies majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior/Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    3.00 credit hours

    An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    3.00 credit hours

    This seminar examines history on a global scale, with a focus on the period since World War II. Special attention is paid to cultures outside the U.S., as well as to an interdisciplinary perspective, through themes that can include exploration, religion, women's studies, urbanization or economic development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    PHL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    3.00 credit hours

    A historical survey of primary texts engaging the intersection of religion and political theory, as well as the relationship between political leadership and religious/ethical values. Emphasis is placed upon Western political philosophers shaped within the traditions of Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam, as well as upon the themes of theocracy, civil religion and secularization. Thinkers studied may include Plato, early Christian authors, Eusebius, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Averroes, Aquinas, Marsillus of Padua, Reformation authors, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau or De Tocqueville.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Any two courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies or Political Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 363 - Mayas, Aztecs and Their Neighbors

    SOA 363 - Mayas, Aztecs and Their Neighbors

    3.00 credit hours

    Continuity and change, diversity and commonality among the indigenous peoples of Mexico, Guatemala and northern Central America from first human occupation to the present. Emphases on indigenous politics and transnational flows of people, culture and material.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of SOA 105, SOA 155 or three CORE Social Science courses.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    3.00 credit hours

    The multi-dimensional study of the clash of cultural values, attitudes and ideologies that commonly occurs in global encounters and relationships between state systems and native peoples. Economic, socio-political and ideological issues are among the topics covered.

    Prerequisite(s)


    SOA 105 and Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

International Business, B.S.

The international business major is an interdisciplinary area that integrates five areas of study from a global perspective: business, modern languages, history, politics and culture. Graduates may be employed by domestic firms operating internationally, by multinational firms doing business in the United States, by state or federal agencies involved with international trade and economic development, or by international organizations (United Nations, World Bank, etc.). Increasingly, even domestic firms are seeking International Business graduates for their business, language and multi-disciplinary skills. Students interested in graduate study may pursue the M.B.A., an M.S. degree in international business, an M.S. degree in international relations and/or the J.D. degree.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Major Requirements

Common Business Core

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of accounting for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, traditional and nontraditional product costing methods and cost-volume profit analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BEN 110 - Business and Society

    BEN 110 - Business and Society

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course identifying the role of the business institution in our society. It serves as a background for other more focused business courses. Specifically, it will explore the major business activities that operate within the societal framework. It seeks to provide a basic understanding of what business arena is about, and how business behavior is shaped and influenced by its stakeholders—managers, consumers, employees, government and community members. Key topics to be covered in this course include: business systems, corporate governance, the business and society relationship, business and public issues, ethical dilemmas in business, corporate social responsibilities in relation to stakeholders, globalization, ecological and sustainability issues and the influence of technology on business and society. Students may not receive credit for both BEN 110 and BEN 310.

    Prerequisite(s)


    First-Year or Sophomore status.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the major aspects of the law governing business and commerce including the domestic and international legal environment, the range of dispute resolution processes, legal liability including business torts and crimes, contracts, employment law including employment discrimination, business entities focusing on corporations and general partnerships and intellectual property with particular attention to copyright and trademark law.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    3.00 credit hours

    An integrative course in business, dealing with strategic policy formulation and implementation, long-range planning and environmental scanning through the use of case analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 135, BUS 205, BUS 360, BUS 362, BUS 368, FIN 350 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms under pure competition and monopoly and applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on factors which explain changes in national income, unemployment and inflation. Other topics include money and banking and fiscal and monetary policies.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement; ECN 250 recommended.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, bond and stock valuation, common stock/debt financing, risk and return, cost of capital and capital budgeting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201; ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

International Business Courses

  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 488 - International Marketing

    BUS 488 - International Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the applications of marketing on an international level. Strategies for penetrating foreign markets and establishing international marketing programs are the focus of this course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 492 - Globalization, Social Responsibility and Business

    BUS 492 - Globalization, Social Responsibility and Business

    3.00 credit hours

    The aim of this course is to develop future leaders who understand the scale of change required to address the challenges that the global society faces, to give them insight into innovative new approaches and responses and to inspire them to take action.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 482 and BUS 488.

    Schedule Of Classes

    • 3–6 credit hours of modern language study over and above the College requirement, with a minimum of three credit hours at the 201-level or higher
    • Nine credit hours achieved through study abroad
One of the following:
  • ECN 340 - International Economics

    ECN 340 - International Economics

    3.00 credit hours

    The theory of international trade and the behavior of international institutions. Examination of how trade, trade restrictions and international monetary systems affect domestic business and economic prospects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 385 - International Finance

    FIN 385 - International Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    Theory and applications in the realm of financial decision making in the international sphere. Topics may include the global financial environment, foreign exchange risk management, financing international transactions and asset management including short-term and long-term multinational corporate finance decisions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    FIN 350.

    Schedule Of Classes

Two of the following:
  • GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    3.00 credit hours

    Topics in global studies such as international relations theory, globalization, democratization and global change. Seminar serves as capstone for global studies majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior/Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    3.00 credit hours

    An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    3.00 credit hours

    This seminar examines history on a global scale, with a focus on the period since World War II. Special attention is paid to cultures outside the U.S., as well as to an interdisciplinary perspective, through themes that can include exploration, religion, women's studies, urbanization or economic development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    PHL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    3.00 credit hours

    A historical survey of primary texts engaging the intersection of religion and political theory, as well as the relationship between political leadership and religious/ethical values. Emphasis is placed upon Western political philosophers shaped within the traditions of Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam, as well as upon the themes of theocracy, civil religion and secularization. Thinkers studied may include Plato, early Christian authors, Eusebius, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Averroes, Aquinas, Marsillus of Padua, Reformation authors, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau or De Tocqueville.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Any two courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies or Political Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 363 - Mayas, Aztecs and Their Neighbors

    SOA 363 - Mayas, Aztecs and Their Neighbors

    3.00 credit hours

    Continuity and change, diversity and commonality among the indigenous peoples of Mexico, Guatemala and northern Central America from first human occupation to the present. Emphases on indigenous politics and transnational flows of people, culture and material.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of SOA 105, SOA 155 or three CORE Social Science courses.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    3.00 credit hours

    The multi-dimensional study of the clash of cultural values, attitudes and ideologies that commonly occurs in global encounters and relationships between state systems and native peoples. Economic, socio-political and ideological issues are among the topics covered.

    Prerequisite(s)


    SOA 105 and Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirements for the B.S. Degree

  • CSC 140 - Fundamentals of Computational Problem Solving or higher-level CSC course

    CSC 140 - Fundamentals of Computational Problem Solving

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to computing focusing on problem solving, algorithm construction, data organization and program development using Python. Topics include basic programming fundamentals and constructs such as variables and assignment statements; arithmetic, relational and logical operators; decisions and loops; modularization with functions; files; and data structures such as lists and dictionaries. Prior programming experience is not required. This course does not count toward a major in computer science, but may apply to a minor. May not be taken after successful completion of any higher level computer science course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 (or concurrent enrollment) or higher or appropriate placement.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MTH 152 - Calculus II

    MTH 152 - Calculus II

    3.00 credit hours

    Continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on integration and its applications. Required for the B.S. degree in any department.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 141 or MTH 151.

    Core

    Mathematics.
    IAI

    M1 900

    Schedule Of Classes

    • One mathematics elective beyond MTH 152 or one computer science course beyond CSC 140 

One of the following:

  • ACC 307 - Cost Accounting

    ACC 307 - Cost Accounting

    3.00 credit hours

    Development of accounting information for management decisions. A study of several cost accounting systems, unit cost determination, budgeting, variance analysis, cost allocation systems and inventory control techniques used for routine and nonroutine management decisions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 446 - Operations Research

    BUS 446 - Operations Research

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the application of mathematical models in managerial decision making. Includes statistical design theory, linear programming, the transportation problem, inventory models, the Markov process and queuing theory. Students may not receive credit for both BUS 446 and BUS 546.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 445 - Econometrics

    ECN 445 - Econometrics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course provides exposure to the estimation and testing of economic models using statistical methods and appropriate empirical data. Emphasis is placed on model construction and the use of multiple linear regression for interpretation, analysis and forecasting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

International Business Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Minor Requirements

The minor is designed for students having either a major or a minor in a foreign language or equivalent proficiency.

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 488 - International Marketing

    BUS 488 - International Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the applications of marketing on an international level. Strategies for penetrating foreign markets and establishing international marketing programs are the focus of this course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 100 - Economics of Social Issues (or ECN 250 and ECN 252)

    ECN 100 - Economics of Social Issues

    3.00 credit hours

    This course surveys the basic principles of economic theory with a special emphasis on applications of economics to practical problems. Use of supply and demand analysis enables the student to better understand how the market system works. Included among other issues to be covered are inflation, unemployment, pollution, health care, international trade and income distribution. This course may not be taken after completing either ECN 250 or ECN 252.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 900

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 340 - International Economics

    ECN 340 - International Economics

    3.00 credit hours

    The theory of international trade and the behavior of international institutions. Examination of how trade, trade restrictions and international monetary systems affect domestic business and economic prospects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

Prerequisite Course

  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

International Business Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Internships

  • Intern, Nexedi, Lille, France
  • Contract negotiation intern, Sourcebooks Inc., Naperville
  • Immigration assistant, World Relief, Aurora, IL
  • Finance advisor’s assistant, Smith Barney, Naperville
  • Marketing/promotional intern, Sourcebooks Inc., Naperville
  • E-commerce marketing intern, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Bolingbrook, IL
  • Intern, Merrill Lynch, Oak Brook, IL
  • Intern, Sam’s Club, Batavia, IL
  • Intern, Wizdom Systems, Naperville

Careers

Recent graduates of international business include:

  • Chief financial officer, NeoPhotonics, San Jose, CA
  • Financial consultant, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Naperville
  • Web writer, Design & Promote, Chicago
  • Senior Brand Manager, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
  • CEO, Clutch Logistics

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