Bachelor of Science in International Business Management

The international business management program provides excellent preparation for students interested in careers involving the coordination of human and material resources toward the achievement of the international goals of the organization. In addition, international business requires special skills to adapt management methods to the needs of foreign environments. The concentration is intended to prepare students for administrative positions in international divisions of  global companies, careers in the national or international government agencies concerned with international program development, and the establishment of international businesses and careers in a variety of industries.  

Begin your applied business and management education and experience from the very first day!  We carefully and intentionally integrate your General Education courses with your major coursework all throughout your degree program, with opportunities to learn, participate, and lead in multiple global rotations as well.  We've deliberately balanced the number and sequencing of your coursework to allow for part-time or full-time employment, also integral to your learning. 

   

NOTE: Prerequisite and elective courses are also offered and will be applied to your degree plan upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and cohorts begin each May, August and January. Most students are able to complete the program in 3 to 3 1/2 years, depending on the amount of coursework already completed. A student must satisfy the required 120 credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Management.

A minimum of 25 credits satisfies the residency requirement and includes the following courses:

Recommended Plan of Study for Business and General Education Courses 

 YEAR ONE

SEMESTER ONE

INBM 112 - Introduction to Global Business w/ Lab (5 credits):

Explores complex global business issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Examines how change and innovation are continuously transforming human endeavors such as technology, business, politics, laws, culture and arts. Investigates how innovation and change can provide new solutions to the many challenges humanity faces, yet may create novel problems and unintended consequences. Includes integrated Microeconomics and Statistics Lab to explore and understand fundamental principles of microeconomics as an aid in understanding modern global society.

INBM 115 International Management w/ Lab (5 credits):

Introduction to major management issues that companies face when doing business internationally. Prepare leaders to deal with a wide array of cultural, economic, legal, and technological differences. Deal with concepts, issues, and research in international management, with a focus on the international application of: (1) culture, communication, and leadership, (2) strategic management, and (3) development and coordination of international subsidiaries. Includes integrated Organizational Behavior Lab to explore and understand the behavior of people within a work setting and the development of management competencies.

ENGL 111: English Composition I (3 credits): 

Provides introduction to the writing process, emphasizing development of fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English. Prerequisite: Requires ability to express ideas clearly in writing.

Semester One Total: 13 credits

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO
INBM 121 - International Marketing w/ Lab (5 credits):

Marketing problems of international business. Export marketing and domestic marketing of USA products abroad. Influence of international institutions, culture, stage of development, and geography; problems in terminology, product policy, promotion, distribution, research, pricing, and starting marketing operations. Includes integrated Communications Lab to examine sourcing strategies, concepts and tools in the context of integrated global supply chains. 

Prerequisite: INBM 112

INBM 125 International Financial Management w/ Lab (5 credits):

International aspects of corporate financial management and financial institutions. Decision making by individual businesses in foreign operations. Explores interaction of multinational corporations and world capital markets with emphasis on quantitative techniques. Current theoretical and practical issues in international finance. Includes integrated Macroeconomics and Statistics Lab to examine fundamental principles of macroeconomics as an aid in understanding modern global society.

Prerequisite: INBM 115

ENGL 121: English Composition II (3 credits): 

Builds upon the application of writing process skill, emphasizing advanced fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English.

Prerequisite: ENGL 111

Semester Two Total: 13 credits

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER THREE

INBM 201 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Management (4 credits) :

Survey of domestic and international business law with the focus on practical applications of basic legal principles to managerial effectiveness, analytical reasoning and operational skills. Integrates the development of competencies in business ethics and leadership. 

HUMA 201 Global Humanities in Business (3 credits):

This introductory humanities course allows candidates to practice essential writing, communication, and critical thinking skills necessary to engage in civic and professional interactions as mature, informed adults. Whether through studying literature, visual and performing arts, or philosophy, all humanities courses stress the need to form reasoned, analytical, and articulate responses to cultural and creative works. Studying a wide variety of creative works allows candidates to more effectively enter the global community with a broad and enlightened perspective.

INBM 136 International Business Management Practicum I (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply management skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a professional in a field-based experience through a 10-day, international practicum experience. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes leadership judgment, person-centered care and collaboration through alignment with an international agency and project deliverable and presentation. 

Associated travel expenses, passport, and US or international travel required.

Semester Three Total: 12 credits

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE

INBM 214 - Introduction to Accounting (3 credits):

Designed to introduce the basics of using accounting information. Covers the practical relationships between business decisions and the financial statements, including forecasting, investment decisions, and tax effects.  Includes analysis of the effect of transactions on financial position, preparation of financial statements, the recording process, and measurement issues and reporting requirements for assets.

ALGB 127 - Applied Algebra (3 credits):

Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement & geometry. This course integrates algebraic principles and application specific to the nursing care delivery paradigm.

INBM 216 - Global Economics I w/Lab (5 credits):

Basic trade theories, commercial policy, and theories of international investment and migration, exchange rate determination and open macroeconomics. Special attention to international economic institutions and current financial crises. Includes analysis of behavior and significance of money, credit, debt, and international banking systems.

SOCI 116: Applied Sociology in Global Industries (3 credits):

This course explores global social processes and structures applied to various public and private industries. Topics covered vary each semester, but may include: community, populations, socialization, suburbanization and housing, diversity, economic and global inequality, families and relationships, education, religion, and globalization.

Semester Four Total: 14 credits

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER TWO

INBM 121: International Finance and Trade (5 credits):

Focuses on determinants of exchange rates, international payments, inflation, unemployment, national income, and interest rates in an open economy. Includes analysis of international monetary system and capital and financial markets, and of the mechanisms by which a national economy and the rest of the world adjust to external disturbances. Integrates applied learning with emphasis on international trade as determinants of the volume, prices, and commodity composition of trade. Effects of trade, international resource movements, trade restrictions on resource allocation, income distribution, and social welfare.

INBM 221 - Business Calculus (4 credits):

Functions, rates of change, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, applications including maxima and minima, exponential and logarithmic functions, and indefinite and definite integrals with applications in the business world such as graphs, limits, differentiation, integration, optimization, and partial derivatives. 

Prerequisite: ALGB 127

IDPT 201 Independent Study (4 credits):

Independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a professional mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing.

Semester Five Total: 13 credits

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER THREE

INBM 231: Global Leadership and Culture (5 credits):

Connects business functional areas to global contexts in theory and practice. Covers international management from a strategic perspective with an in-depth focus on cross-cultural dimensions among countries. Examines emerging competitive strategies used by multinational companies and strategic issues in international company expansions and international venture launches.

Prerequisite: INBM 112, 115

INBM 232 - International and Domestic Business Strategy and Planning w/Lab (5 credits):

Issues in international business to build an interdisciplinary strategic perspective on management in a global environment. Integrates applied experiences in cross-cultural contexts to refine skills that can be used in the conduct of international business

Corequisite: INBM 231

INBM 236 International Business Management Practicum II (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply management skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a professional in a field-based experience through a 10-day, international practicum experience. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes leadership judgment, person-centered care and collaboration through alignment with an international agency and project deliverable and presentation. 

Associated travel expenses, passport, and US or international travel required.

(Prerequisite: INBM 136) 

Semester Six Total: 15 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER ONE

 

INBM 323 - Global Supply Chain Planning (5 credits):

Forecasting and planning for capacity management, materials management, utilization of facilities, managing and scheduling inventory, scheduling people and equipment, tracking people, orders, and equipment to ensure the accommodation of customer needs while maintaining effective and efficient processes. Emphasis on the major management decision areas in the design and offering of goods and services. Major topics include: operations strategy, planning and control systems, quality management, and project management.

INBM 312 Business Information Systems (4 credits):

Introduces contemporary information systems and how they add value to organizations with a key role in the globalization within various industries. Focuses on key components of information systems: people, software, hardware, data, and network technologies. Students will develop a small business application using database, spreadsheet and web development tools.

INBM 313 Theoretical Basis for Leadership Quality (3 credits):

This course provides an introduction to evidence-based management practice and research. Students will focus on the practical skills required to identify and appraise the best evidence to support quality practice. 

INBM 314 - Community Project (3 credits):

Focuses on analysis and implementation of a community based project supporting diverse individuals and families integrating business and leadership concepts. Emphasizes community-centered and population-based research approach with a project deliverable and related presentation.  

Semester Seven Total: 15 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER TWO

INBM 322 Business as Mission (3 credits):

This course will focus on promotion of multi-dimensional wellbeing across the lifespan utilizing epidemiological leadership principles with a uniquely spiritual perspective. Students will identify interventions to support holistic wellbeing for individuals, families and/or selected age groups through the lens of faith-based care.

INBM 331 Capstone (4 credits):

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of leadership principles, professional judgment, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal business outcomes. 

(Pre-requisites: INBM 314)

INBM 245 - Applied Informatics in Business (3 credits):

Focuses on the application of technology concepts through leadership skill development. Includes principles of business informatics using safety, evidence-based practice, and computational skills. Prepares students to further apply competency in specific skills including the integration of management best practices in simulated settings.

IDPT 201 Independent Study  (3 credits):

Independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a professional mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing, and the number of credits varies.

Semester Eight Total: 13 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER THREE

INBM 311 Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership (4 credits):

This course is designed to develop the leadership, management, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education with a theological perspective. This course explores the complex internal and external forces that affect the delivery of care. 

STAT 201: Advanced Business Statistics (3 credits)

This course builds upon an understanding of research methods and quantitative analysis. Concepts of population, epidemiology, and evidence-based practices provide the foundation for understanding the importance of data for informing organizational decisions.

INBM 336 International Business Management Practicum I (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply management skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a professional in a field-based experience through a 10-day, international practicum experience. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes leadership judgment, person-centered care and collaboration through alignment with an international agency and project deliverable and presentation. 

Associated travel expenses, passport, and US or international travel required.

(Prerequisite: NRSG 236) 

Semester  Nine Total:  12 credits

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Total Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Management (with required General Education): 120 credits