The United States is inextricably linked with the global economy. Doing business today requires a global mindset. Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work in global markets, across national cultures, and understand differing business practices by immersing yourself in transformative global experiences in D’Amore-McKim’s BS in International Business program.
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BS in International Business Overview
By graduation, you will have had the opportunity to study in one or more foreign countries and gain work experience at home and abroad through two or more cooperative education assignments. Ultimately, students who choose the BS in International Business program will learn how a globalized economy impacts business, especially within the business concentration areas they’ve chosen to study.
- Become global with life-changing learning opportunities worldwide.
- Become more professional on co-op and in the classroom. Complete the degree in four or five years, depending on the program of study you design.
- Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to work for a home country company that operates internationally or to work overseas on an international assignment.
We give students the flexibility to create their own path by seeking out additional concentrations, minors outside of business, and opportunities for study and co-op abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors early to plan their individual action plan.
D’Amore-McKim partners with CSSH to offer a unique combined major, the BS in International Affairs and International Business. This offers students a chance to study and get co-ops in international business and international affairs.
Get a multi-faceted view of how business and state-society interact on the international stage
BS in International Business Curriculum
The curriculum below is an abbreviated sample of the academic requirements for the BS in International Business degree. Please refer to the BS in International Business program information in the Registrar’s Undergraduate Catalog for the curriculum appropriate to your class year. Course numbers and titles are subject to change.
ACCT 1201. Financial Accounting and Reporting. 4 Hours.
Covers the basic concepts underlying financial statements and the accounting principles followed in the preparation of the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with accounting terminology and methods designed to enable them to interpret, analyze, and evaluate published corporate financial reports. Wherever appropriate, the course relates current economic, business, and global events to accounting issues. Analyzes how financial reporting concepts affect the behavior of investors, creditors, and other external users. Emphasizes the importance of ethics in financial reporting. Requires second-semester-freshman standing or above.
ENTR 2301. Innovation!. 4 Hours.
Designed for students across the entire University who wish to learn about innovation—the creative process, the different types of innovation, how innovations are created, and how innovations can be transformed into commercial reality either as new products or new services and either in startups, existing corporations, and nonprofit entities. Offers students an opportunity to obtain the fundamental insight needed to understand the innovation process and to become a player in it.
FINA 2201. Financial Management. 4 Hours.
Designed to develop the financial skills and logical thought processes necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Specific objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money; using financial statements in decision making; and understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, capital markets, and multinational financial management. Addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes. Requires a financial calculator and provides an opportunity to develop computer spreadsheet skills.
MGSC 2301. Business Statistics. 4 Hours.
Offers students an opportunity to obtain the necessary skills to collect, summarize, analyze, and interpret business-related data. Covers descriptive statistics, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference, relationships between variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, and regression analysis in the context of business. Use of the SPSS statistical programming package is an integral part of the course.
MKTG 2201. Introduction to Marketing. 4 Hours.
Provides an overview of the role of marketing in business and society. Considers the planning, implementation, and evaluation of marketing efforts in consumer and business-to-business companies, in service and goods companies, and in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Also examines contemporary issues in marketing that can affect organizational success. A term project is used to enable students to apply their learning about the fundamentals of marketing.
ORGB 3201. Organizational Behavior. 4 Hours.
Provides an overview of the actions and behaviors of people in organizations. Uses case studies, videos, experiential exercises, lectures, and discussions to explore the effects of individual, interpersonal, group, organizational, and cross-cultural factors on human behavior. Topics include groups and teams, motivation, leadership, organizational change, organizational culture, structure, conflict resolution, and communication. Both the underlying theories and principles of these topics, as well as their practical applications and implications for organizations, are covered.
International Business Requirements
INTB 1202. Becoming a Global Manager. 4 Hours.
Covers frameworks for understanding global business as an integrated whole, focusing on competencies required for authentic global leadership and methods for interpreting cultural norms and practices. Ethical theories addressing dilemmas germane to modern international business are embedded throughout the course. Offers students multiple opportunities to analyze and interpret culture and to develop ethical reasoning using interactive, team-based exercises. Designed as a foundational, cornerstone course that frames the BSIB program of study and maps the way forward.
INTB 2202. Analyzing the Global Business Environment. 4 Hours.
Analyzes the global business environment—political, economic, sociocultural—and the use of various frameworks to aid in analysis and decision making. Introduces the global business environment in which firms have to compete. Specifically examines contemporary issues over the political, social, and economic consequences of the globalization of markets and industries. Also examines the responses of multinational enterprises to the challenges of globalization. Offers students an opportunity to review and revise their professional development plans (PDPs).
INTB 3202. Managing the International Assignment. 4 Hours.
Seeks to help students prepare for and succeed in an international assignment. Begins with classroom work during the semester before students leave for their expatriate year, continues throughout their year overseas, and concludes with debriefing sessions upon return. Requires monthly reports while overseas to document their academic and co-op learning, Exposes students to cultural diversity and the pervasive, but hidden, influence of culture on how people live, work, and manage. Offers students an opportunity to (1) develop abilities needed to function effectively in situations of cultural diversity; (2) develop an appreciation of the issues that they may confront; (3) create awareness of the personal impact of an international assignment while they are living and working abroad.
INTB 4202. Executing Global Strategy. 4 Hours.
Emphasizes global strategy and execution as well as the leadership requirements necessary to execute global strategy. Offers a capstone, “big picture” course that draws on and integrates all business fields and presents a global manager’s perspective. Uses the knowledge acquired in core courses—such as finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and organizational behavior—along with their international dimensions, to study how global managers reach strategic management decisions for the firm and its role in society. Offers students an opportunity to review and revise their professional development plans (PDPs) following their return from the expatriate experience and begin to develop post–Northeastern PDPs.
Choose a Concentration
Accounting is a dynamic profession that requires people to possess sound technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.
In order to excel in the workplace or in a new venture, you will need to lead with innovation.
Learn the ins-and-outs of startups to prepare to fully immerse yourself in a new business venture
Develop insight and understand the distinct challenges, opportunities, and practices of family businesses
A fast-changing business world is putting finance front and center, with financial knowledge seen as essential to effective management.
A seamless blend of skills in technology with finance help prepare you for the future
Working in healthcare requires knowledge and skills in several cutting-edge areas such as service delivery innovation, process and quality improvement, talent management, analytics, and supply chain management.
Effective managers must know the business, be interpersonally competent, behave ethically, and diagnose human and organizational dynamics.
Develop the cutting-edge technical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand by employers.
Product design, research, pricing, packaging, transportation, advertising, selling, and servicing: marketing impacts every one of these essential aspects of business.
Learn the cutting-edge skills necessary to harness, process, and analyze data to address modern marketing challenges.
Create and manage businesses with a focus on the betterment of society
All companies that produce, sell, or distribute products have a supply chain management function that must be effectively managed to be competitive.
Meet Our Students
Seven semesters, 21 countries, and three co-ops. Lindis Barry, DMSB’19, is taking over our Instagram account this Monday to give us an inside look at her D’Amore-McKim experience.
Shivank Taksali, DMSB’19, is graduating this week. Look back at his time at D’Amore-McKim during his Instagram takeover!
Catherine Hogan, DMSB’20, is taking over the @damoremckim Instagram account this week, detailing her recent experiences on the dialogue: Entrepreneurship and Global Consulting in Israel. Follow along for an inside look at her time abroad!
Other Major and Combined Majors
D’Amore-McKim’s flagship undergraduate program, the BS in Business Administration can be completed in either four or five years depending on which co-op plan you choose.
Be prepared for success in fields like public relations, marketing communications, and digital media.
Hone your interactive design skills while developing business and marketing mastery in the business school.
Get your business degree while diving deep into macroeconomic theory, applied econometrics, and more.
Get the unique opportunity to better understand the business side of the health care industry in Massachusetts, which is home to some of the best hospitals and medical research companies in the U.S.
Dive deeply into calculus, probability, statistics and more by combining mathematics with your business studies.
Get your business degree while immersing yourself in comparative politics, international relations, and more.
Get your business degree while obtaining a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including statistics and research, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, and personality.
From database design to distributed networks, learn computer science in conjuction with your business studies.
Students can complete business major requirements while also focusing on the conceptual and practical computer science skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.
Study the collection, manipulation, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in its various forms to aid your success in business.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can get a broad overview of the business world, including an introduction to the key functional areas of business administration.
Develop business data capability that can be applied to all business and decisions contexts.
A minor designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the skills and concepts needed to succeed in a consulting-oriented environment.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can prepare to develop new ventures or innovate processes within existing organizations with the Corporate Innovation Minor.
The minor in emerging markets introduces students to the challenges and opportunities that face companies in countries that are rapidly developing into more developed world economies.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim will be guided through the startup process through this interdisciplinary minor.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can develop a strong understanding of the distinct challenges, opportunities, and practices of family businesses.
Deepen the knowledge and skills you’ll need to attract, retain, develop, lead and manage employees.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can gain a deeper understanding of brands, current markets trends, and consumers.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can learn the cutting-edge skills necessary to harness, process, and analyze data to address modern marketing challenges.
Create and manage businesses with a focus on the betterment of society with the Undergraduate Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
D’Amore-McKim business majors assume the role of a leader and focus the direction of an organization with strategy in mind.
Develop a deeper understanding of sustainability issues and the business tools needed to address complex environmental issues.