Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management with emphasis in International Business

Our Management program is also available without an emphasis or with an emphasis in Marketing.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management with an emphasis in International Business degree covers all aspects of management with a special focus on the complexities of leading people and directing an organization’s resources in an international/ global setting. Topics include the dynamics of globalization, the organization and strategic planning of multinational and transnational organizations, foreign subsidiary coordination and control, and special human resource issues such as cross-cultural management and expatriate employees. Time is given to all aspects of marketing for foreign markets. Students will also receive a sound understanding of what economic forces drive international markets and the complexities they will face dealing with trade barriers, issues of standardization/adaptation, foreign exchange markets, etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Students will be able to synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 US credit hours consisting of the following: a minimum of 79-91 required US credit hours of major coursework (see below); a minimum of 30 US credit hours from the Global Citizenship Program; and 7-19 US credit hours of electives.

Required Courses*

*Fall 2019 intake or later. (View previous degree requirements.)

Core Courses

International Electives

One course from each of the following four international areas (12 credit hours)

  • International History
  • International Politics
  • International Relations
  • General course with an international topic

Language Requirement

12 credit hours in German, French, Spanish, or Italian. This requirement is waived for students whose native language is not English.

Vienna Campus Required Core Courses

Double Major

Students wishing to complete a double major with the bachelor of arts (BA) in Management may only do so with majors offered outside the Department of Business and Management.

After Graduation

Business in today's digitally-connected world is increasingly global, and many of our management majors add an emphasis in International Business with this in mind. Graduates bring their added international competence to opportunities in global organizations as development managers, human resource officers, program or account managers, and supply chain professionals – just to name a few. Moreover, employers seek out employees with critical-thinking skills, good decision-making capabilities, and strong leadership skills, all elements of a degree at WVPU.