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Degree Title

Bachelor of Business Administration

Summer A 2024 Start Date:

May 6, 2024

Summer B 2024 Start Date:

June 17, 2024


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.

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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 become eligible for admission into the College of Business, you must complete all business pre-core, Common Prerequisite Course, requirements with (a) an overall GPA of 2.50, and (b) a GPA of 2.50 for the set of seven Common Prerequisite Courses.

    A grade of "C" or higher is required in all business pre-core courses. Please refer to the FIU Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of core curriculum and general education requirements.


    • ACG 2021 Accounting for Decisions

    • ACG 3301 Accounting for Planning and Control

    • CGS 2100 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business 

    • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

    • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics

    • STA 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics

    • MAC 2233 Calculus for Business

    Business Core Courses

    In the Bachelor of Business Administration program, you must earn 24 credit hours in business core classes listed below:


    • BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business

    • ISM 3011 Introduction to Information Systems Management or CGS 3300 Introduction to Information Systems (prior to Fall 2016)

    • FIN 3403 Financial Management

    • MAN 3025 Organization and Management

    • MAN 4504 Operations Management (prior to Fall 2018) or QMB 4680 Business Analysis

    • MAN 4720 Strategic Management

    • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing

    • QMB 3200 Applied Business Statistics 

    Business Professional Development Courses (3 Credit-hours)

    • COM 3112 Speech and Writing for Business Communication (2 credits)

    • GEB 3003 Career Management (1 credit)

    • Students may have completed either of the following prior to Spring 2019 ONLY

    COM 3150 Advanced Communication for Business or COM 3110 Business and Professional Development

    Major Courses

    • FIN 4604 International Financial Management - GL

    • MAN 4602 International Business

    • MAN 4633 MNC Strategy

    • MAR 4156 International Marketing

    AND MAN 4600 International Management
    OR any 3000 level or higher language course (3 credits) with the prefixes ABT, CHI, FRE, GER, HAI, ITA, JPN, POR, SPN or equivalent.
    IB Major Elective courses (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

    ENT 4704 International Entrepreneurship
    MAN 4203 Leadership in Multilateral Institutions
    MAN 4442 International Business Negotiations
    MAN 4610 International Human Resources
    MAN 4613 International Risk Assessment
    MAN 4660 Business in Latin America
    MAN 4661 Business in Asia
    MAN 4662 Business in Europe
    MAN 4663 Business in the Caribbean
    MAN 4664 Business in Africa
    MAN 4671 Special Topics in International Business
    MAN 4672 IB Regulation and Ethics
    MAN 4673 Trade Policy and Business
    MAN 4690 Independent Study in International Business
    MAN 4712 IB Business-Government Relations
    MAN 4946 International Business Internship
    MAN 4956 International Business Study Abroad
    MAN 4653 Foreign Direct Investment
    ACG 4251 International Accounting 
    ECO 4701 World Economy
    ECO 4703 International Trade Theory and Policy
    ECO 4713 International Macroeconomics – GL
    FIN 3652 Asian Financial Markets and Institutions
    FIN 4633 International Capital Markets
    FIN 4634 International Banking – GL
    FIN 4651 Latin American Financial Markets and Institutions
    FIN 4663 Global Private Banking
    MAR 4144 Export Marketing
    MAR 4203 Marketing Channels
    MAR 4503 Consumer Behavior
    MAR 4733 Digital Marketing
    REE 4956 International Real Estate – GL
    TRA 4721 Global Logistics

    Upper Division Business Elective Requirements

    IB majors may take any 3000 level or higher course preferably inside or outside the College of Business to satisfy their Upper Division Business Elective requirement. All upper division electives outside the College of Business must demonstrate a relationship to international business and receive the approval of the IB Department Chair.

  • 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

    First Year Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores.

    • Official high school transcripts.

    Once formally admitted and your transcripts evaluated, review University Resources for "New Student" guidance.


    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, ACT and/or CLT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Once formally admitted and your transcripts evaluated, you may be requested to provide prior course syllabi.  This is to ensure maximum transferability of FIU course requirements. Review University Resources for "New Student" guidance.


    International Students

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

    1. Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).

    2. Official translations of any transcripts, if not in English.

    3. If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

    Once formally admitted and your transcripts evaluated, you may be requested to provide prior course syllabi.  This is to ensure maximum transferability of FIU course requirements. Review University Resources for "New Student" guidance.


    Returning Students

    Returning students must meet the current university and degree-specific requirements to be admitted.

    FIU has policies for students who left FIU, please cli ck h ere for more details.

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application $30 application fee.

    • Updated official transcripts


    Program Admission Requirements (Effective Fall 2016)

    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all lower division courses and upper division non-business courses (including transfer coursework)
    • For continuing FIU and transfer students the GPA earned for ALL business pre-core courses must be 2.5
    • Completion of either (a) all UCC requirements and 60 lower division credits, or (b) an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida accredited institution.
    • All transfer students must also complete the Math Placement Assessment for Incoming Students. The results from that assessment are utilized to guide students for placement in appropriate mathematics courses.
    • For transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level mathematics courses, results determine appropriate mathematics enrollment. Students transferring in college-level mathematics courses should use their results to assess (a) readiness for remaining mathematics courses and (b) readiness for upper-division Business Core Courses in finance and quantitative methods.

    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


    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

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  • Top Faculty

    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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648.87 Per Credit Hour (Out-of-State) + Fees

* Total tuition and fees are subject to change.


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