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Bachelor of Business Administration

Online BBA in International Business

R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business

Overview

If a career in global business interests you, FIU Online has a fully online program just for you. Our Bachelor of Business Administration with an international business concentration provides students with a broad overview of international business principles and information technology. Students learn about the complexities of international trade, including regional trade agreements, supra-national organizations, and foreign exchange systems.

Take the next step.

BBA – International Business majors develop an understanding of these important issues along with knowledge of the strategies used by multinational corporations and how to manage in a cross-cultural environment. 

Why Apply?

Broaden your cultural perspective and explore the diversity of international business with a fully online BBA – International Business degree. This dynamic undergraduate program prepares students to be valuable participants in global business ventures. Through this multidisciplinary program, students learn about conducting business on a global scale, with studies in international business, marketing, finance and trade.

Degree Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to independently:

  • Discuss the impact of globalization on countries, businesses and their citizens
  • Explain the role of international organizations/agreements that affect business organizations including regional agreements
  • Analyze the political, legal, economic, and cultural environment of multinational organizations in order to develop competitive strategies in a global environment
  • Evaluate the impact of internationalization on company strategies and on the mode of entry chosen by a multinational organization
  • Apply your knowledge of cultural values to evaluate the implementation of alternative management techniques in different cultures
  • Design a marketing strategy for an international market (4Ps)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of international finance that are necessary to conduct financial transactions in today's global economy

Industry Statistics

Global growth is shifting to emerging markets, with dramatically different economic, political and social systems. Estimates show that 70 percent of world growth over the next few years will come from emerging markets, with China and India accounting for 40 percent of that growth. Professionals with international business and multicultural knowledge will be in high demand. Job prospects are best for those with a broad-based understanding of the new challenges that international companies face, including the growing impact of social media on business communication across borders and nations (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

As U.S. organizations expand their business abroad, many will hire management analysts to help them for the right strategy for entering the foreign market. In 2010, the median annual wage of management analysts was $78,160 in May 2010, and employment of management analysts is expected to grow 22 percent by 2020 (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. Students must complete 60 credit hours of lower division course work (including the business pre-core courses) and 60 credit hours of upper division course work divided between business core courses and a combination of major courses and electives.

Pre-core courses

To smoothly progress to junior and senior level courses in the College of Business, you must complete all business pre-core requirements listed below (21 Credit Hours):

  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO2013
  • Principles of Microeconomics ECO2023
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business CGS2100 OR Introduction to Microcomputers CGS2060
  • Accounting for Decisions ACG2021
  • Accounting for Planning and Control ACG3301
  • Statistics for Business and Economics STA2023
  • Calculus for Business MAC 2233

Business Core Courses

The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires students to complete the upper division business core courses listed below (27 Credit Hours):

Advanced Communication for Business COM 3150
Advanced communication course that emphasizes the identification of communication situations specific to business and the professions. Analysis of variables related to advanced business communication.

Application of Quantitative Methods in Business QMB 3200
Inference and modeling for business decisions under uncertainty. Topics covered include survey sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for mean(s), variance(s), and proportion(s), chi- square test for independence and goodness of fit, correlation, linear regression, time series, and analysis of variance. Use of computer packages to solve real business problems.

Financial Management FIN 3403
A study of financial decision making in the corporate form of enterprise. An analysis of the sources and uses of funds. Emphasis is placed on working capital management; capital budgeting techniques; short and long term financing; and capital structure and the value of the firm.

Introduction to Information Systems CGS 3300
Survey major information systems (I.S.) problems in organizations. Brief study of basic computer concepts; I.S. development cycle; relation of I.S. and decision-making; microcomputer database, spreadsheet and word-processing business applications.

Legal Environment of Business BUL 4310
The course includes issues such as: Contracts, Torts, Legal/Political/Economic aspects of Ethics and the Law, U.C.C., Antitrust Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Securities Law, and International Business Law topics.

Introduction to Marketing MAR 3023
A descriptive study emphasizing the functions and institutions common to marketing systems.

Operations Management MAN 4504
Concepts in design, analysis, and control of operating systems. Facility location and layout, work standards, maintenance, quality control, MRP, planning and scheduling applied to production and service systems.

Organization and Management MAN 3025
An analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in the context of socio-technical systems. Individual, group, intergroup, and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied, as are pertinent techniques of manpower management.

Strategic Management MAN 4720
Capstone integration of real organizational situations. Decision making applied to business/corporate level strategy concepts, firm performance and global citizenship.

Major Courses

Students are required to complete the upper division major courses below (21 Credit Hours):

International Financial Management FIN 4604
Capital budgeting operational analysis and financial decisions in the multinational context. Working capital management and intra firm fund transfers. Measurement and evaluation of the risk of internationally diversified assets.

International Management MAN 4600
Examines the functions of management in the international firms (e.g., leadership, motivation, communication, human resource development) and issues related to adapting managerial practice to “local” environments.

International Business MAN 4602
Examines the political, economic, legal and cultural international business environment and related institutions impacting global firms; covers international issues in all functional business areas.

International Marketing MAR 4156
The course studies the information required by marketing managers to assist in satisfying the needs of consumers internationally. Special emphasis will be given to the constraints of the international environment.

MNC Strategy MAN 4633
Study of the concept and process of MNC strategy. Involves considering the competitive and political structure of the global market, logic of the multinational enterprise, and nature of organizations.

International Business Major Electives: Students must choose 2 courses from the list below (6 Credit Hours):

  • International Business Negotiations MAN 4442
  • International Human Resources MAN 4610
  • International Risk Assessment MAN 4613
  • International Banking FIN 4634
  • Latin American Financial Markets and Institutions FIN 4651
  • Export Marketing MAR 4144
  • Marketing Channels MAR 4203
  • Consumer Behavior MAR 4503
  • e-Marketing MAR 4733
  • Global Logistics TRA 4721

Electives

Upper division business electives (12 Credit Hours):

International Business majors are required to take their 4 upper division business electives as follows:

  • 3 courses from the International Business Major Elective list
  • 1 course from the Business 3000-4000 level elective courses

Students should consult with their academic advisor for a list of approved electives.

Requirements

To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


FIU Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

Steps to Apply

Freshman Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.

Transfer Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Students

 In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

  1. Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
  2. NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.
  3. If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Students entering FIU as freshman or as a transfer student with less than 30 credits:
    You are considered a freshman when you have earned less than 13 college credits since your high school graduation.  Credits earned in Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs do not affect your freshman status.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.50

Admission Documents

To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:


Florida International University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 659003

Miami, FL 33265-9003

USA



FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

*Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

Tuition

Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $130.42
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $105.07, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$391.26 $782.52 $1,173.78 $1,565.04
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$638.13
TOTAL COST:
$1,276.26
TOTAL COST:
$1,914.39
TOTAL COST:
$2,552.52

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida non Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $247.48
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $216.56, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Out-of-State Financial Fee ($5.57), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$742.44 $1,484.88 $2,227.32 $2,969.76
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$989.31
TOTAL COST:
$1,978.62
TOTAL COST:
$2,967.93
TOTAL COST:
$3,957.24

*Total tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change. Other costs such as lab fees, proctored exam fees, books, supplies and other materials are not included in this calculation.

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Wendy Gelman

Wendy Gelman
Prior to joining FIU, Ms. Gelman was an attorney specializing in estate planning and federal tax law and also represented lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993. Her areas of expertise are commercial and corporate law, estate planning, international business law and taxation. 

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