International Business Major
Associate Dean: Dr. Joseph Bailey
Assistant Dean: Brian Horick
International Business responds to the global interest in international economic systems and their multicultural characteristics. This degree combines the college-required courses with International Business courses and provides students the opportunity to apply a specified upper level foreign language course toward this specialization's requirements. It is strongly recommended that this program be declared in combination with another major in or outside of business in order to assure that graduates will have specialized career focus.
Admission to the Major
See "Admission Requirements" on the Robert H. Smith School of Business page.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply elements of critical thinking.
- Identify common situations in chosen career that could result in ethical dilemma.
- Analyze ethical scenarios and apply frameworks to develop solutions.
- Foster and sustain team environments that are inclusive of ideas from all contributing members.
- Apply leadership skills to motivate and coordinate with other to achieve goals.
- Write professional-grade business documents.
- Develop and deliver effective oral presentations.
- Identify and use appropriate quantitative tools and techniques.
- Use software applications to analyze and solve problems.
- Explain how functional areas interact and drive one another.
- Identify and justify optimal transportation modes given the business needs of the shipper.
- Given various assumptions, analyze cost-service trade-offs and determine optimal inventory practices based on business needs.
- Identify and apply supply chain management principles and appropriate information technologies to solve real world problems in a global environment.
Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in International Business are:
|Introduction to International Business Management
|International Supply Chain Management
|Cross-cultural Challenges in Business
|Global Business Strategy
|Select one of the following:
|Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
|Intermediate Microeconomic Theory & Policy
|Money and Banking
In addition to the major requirements listed above, please see the Roberts H. Smith School of Business under The Colleges and Schools or www.rhsmith.umd.edu for a listing of additional Smith School degree requirements that apply to all Smith School majors.