BSBA International Business (ICP)

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The Williamson College of Business Administration offers an Individualized Curriculum Program (ICP) in International Business. This major utilizes the core functional areas (management, marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) of any business or organization to conduct business internationally. Virtually all businesses deal with international suppliers, buyers, or other parties. The International Business major allows students the education and experiences of conducting business with organizations from multiple countries around the globe. This program prepares students to enter a global market and leads to jobs such as import/export agent, translator, foreign currency investment advisor, foreign sales representative, and international management consultant.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Students studying International Business at Youngstown State University have the opportunity to build their knowledge and leadership skills  through various student leadership organizations such as the International Business Organization, Beta Gamma Sigma, Enactus, Student Investment Fund, Student Leadership Council, and Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization.

Global Learning Experiences

The Williamson Center for International Business offers short-term study trips lasting approximately 10 days. These are typically offered during class break periods (winter and spring break). WCBA short-term trips have included destinations such as Italy, Ireland, The Czech Republic and China. Students receive three credit hours of course work that can be applied to their degree requirements. 

Youngstown State University’s International Studies and Programs offers a wide variety of semester long international study experiences.  Study Abroad programs allow a student to live in a foreign country and attend a foreign university. Students are immersed in the culture through the learning experience. WCBA students have studied for a semester at various locations around the world including Italy, Africa, Australia, England, Brazil and Germany.

Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management Required for major4
General Education Knowledge Domains
Arts & Humanities
PHIL 2628Business Ethics Required for major3
Arts & Humanities Course3
Natural Sciences One science course must include a lab7
Social Sciences
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics Required for major3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics Required for major3
Social and Personal Awareness
REL 2601Introduction to World Religions Required for major3
Social & Personal Awareness Course3
BUS 1500Foundations of Business3
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
MGT 2604Legal and Social Responsibilities of Business3
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
ECON 3788Statistics for Business and Economics 13
BUS 3715Principles of International Business3
BUS 3700Business Analytics3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3761Management Information Systems3
MGT 3789Operations Management3
MGT 4850Strategic Management3
Select 12 SH from the following: International Business majors are encouraged to particpate in at least ONE Global Learning Experience for credit.
Export Strategy
International Business Internship
International Business Field Study Tour
Special Topics in Business (BUS 4881B Ohio Export Internship) Through selection process only
Comparative Economic Systems
International Trade
International Finance
International Accounting and Finance
Managing Workplace Diversity
Supply Chain Management
Special Topics in Marketing (MKTG 4842O Ohio Export Strategies) Through selection process only
Services Marketing
Select 12 SH of courses at a 3700 level or higher of the following areas: ACCT, BUS, ECON, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG)
Select 6 SH of business courses at a 3700 level or above (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG)
Total Semester Hours120-121
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
BUS 1500 Foundations of Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours14-16
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
MGT 2604 Legal and Social Responsibilities of Business 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
REL 2601 Introduction to World Religions General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 3788 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
General Education Course 4
Free Elective Course 2
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
BUS 3700 Business Analytics 3
Upper-Level Functional Core Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
Upper-Level International Business Course 3
Upper-Level International Business Course 3
Upper-Level Business Course Internship recommended 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
Upper-Level International Business Course 3
Upper-Level Functional Core Course 3
Upper-Level Business Course 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 4850 Strategic Management 3
Upper-Level International Business Course 3
Upper-Level Functional Core Course 3
Upper-Level Functional Core Course 3
Free Electives 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-122