International Business


Do you picture yourself guiding a corporate expansion in Asia or helping a local business enter the international market? If you enjoy exploring cultures, managing others, and have a strategic mind for business, St. Ambrose has the perfect program to meet your goals.

Our graduates work at John Deere Construction Forestry Division, U.S. Department of Defense, Rockwell International, Career Education Association, and Walt Disney World.


Ambrose Advantages

  • Skills to Thrive in Our Global Economy
  • Real-World Perspective
  • Cultural Experiences: Here and Abroad

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Our expert professors prepare you for for a life of unlimited possibilities and the professional skills to work with, and manage, people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

See our International Business Major Fact Sheet (pdf)


More Information on the International Business Program

What Will I learn?

Our curriculum spans the breadth and depth of global topics, managing across cultures, and essential foundations of courses in management, finance, and economics.

You are encouraged to delve deeper into topics of interest, integrate across fields, and engage in real-time projects.

All full-time faculty have PhDs and openly share their professional expertise and experiences to show what you are learning matters and how it can be applied in the real-world.

Then, we push you past textbooks and classroom discussions. International Business majors spend eight weeks or more immersed in study abroad. Or, you can do a shorter trip and complete a 50-hour service project working with immigrants or a 50-hour international business internship.

The SAU College of Business has deep ties with worldwide corporations such as Deere & Co., KONE, HON, as well as with local companies and entrepreneurs who seek professionals who can grow and initiate change in our global economy. With those connections, you have exceptional opportunities for networking, internships, and jobs.

What are some potential career outcomes?

Our graduates usually move well beyond entry-level positions due to their deep knowledge of international customs, foreign policy and more. Career opportunities include international marketing specialist, consultant, job analyst, and product manager.

Here's the bonus. The skills you gain as an International Business major are highly valued within other job sectors, too, including retail, hospitality, banking, manufacturing, transportation, and entertainment. Your opportunities are endless.

Most of our graduates have no problem finding their dream job. A recent survey showed 96% of SAU College of Business graduates were employed full- or part-time, in graduate school, continuing their education, or weren't seeking employment at the time.

What have alumni of this program done?
  • Austin Slater '15 is a Human Resource Generalist at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo. At Ambrose, Austin took advantage of the growing Study Abroad program at Ambrose. He traveled to Japan, Italy, and Brazil!
  • Phil Reges '08 is Director of Operations at CRST International.
  • Patricia Tracy '15 is an International Marketing Intern at Tripp Lite in Chicago.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business

Required:
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II
BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
INTL 322 International Marketing
INTL 370 International Field Experience
INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures
INTL 374 World Regions
INTL 377 Political and Regulatory Environment of International Business
INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio (1 credit)
MATH 191/STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
MGMT 210 Principles of Management
MGMT 349 Strategic Management & Policy
MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
PHIL 305 Business Ethics
STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics

One of the following:

INTL 399 Topics on International Business
HIST 343 20th Century Europe and the World
PSCI 309 International PoliticsForeign language competence to the equivalent of the 202-level

Click to read course Descriptions for Int'l Business

Plan to Graduate

This is the suggested plan of study to graduate in four years with a degree in International Business. This plan assumes the student has not taken three years of foreign language in high school.

Year One

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
STBE 137 3 ECON 202 3
ACCT 201 3 ACCT 202 3
Foreign Language 101 3 Foreign Language 102 3
ENGL 101 3 Humanities 3
COMM Gen. Ed. 3 THEO 100-200 3
IL 101 1 KIN 149 1
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Year Two

Spring SemesterCreditsFall SemesterCredits
ECON 201 3 STBE 237 3
BUS 201 3 ECON 313 3
MKTG 209 3 FNCE 300 3
MGMT 310 3 PHIL Gen. Ed. 3
Natural Science 4 Gen. Ed. 2
KIN Activity 1 to 2
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15-16

Year Three

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
INTL 372 3 INTL 374 3
HIST 343/PSCI 309 3 MKTG 322 3
INTL 370 3 Elective 3
Gen Ed. 6 PHIL 305 3
PHIL elective 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Year Four

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
INTL 377 3 Elective 3
FNCE 402 3 WI-MGMT 349 3
Electives 9 Electives 9
INTL 400 1
16 15


Meet One of Our Alums


Our alumni and students from the International Business program at St. Ambrose are making a difference all across the globe. Learn more about one member of our community:

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Contact


Ron Wastyn, PhD, Department Chair

International Business
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6437
WastynRonaldO@sau.edu

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