Curriculum Details

Our distinctive BS in International Business program combines academic experience with cultural exposure through the physical exchange of students. Satisfy the requirements of our rigorous business curriculum—specifically structured to address global issues—alongside study in languages, history, economics, and politics. Meet a mix of nationalities in the classroom here in Boston and overseas.

The detailed curriculum below is a sample of the academic requirements for the BSIB degree. Please refer to the BSIB program information in the Registrar’s Undergraduate Catalog for the curriculum appropriate to your class year. Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

Northeastern University Core Requirements

  • Can be fulfilled with courses outside of the major
  • Many overlap with BSIB degree requirements
  • View specific courses and more details on the NUpath website

General Course Requirements for Business

  • ACCT 1202 Financial Accounting in a Global Context
  • BUSN 1101 Introduction to Business*
  • ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENGW 1111 or 1102 First-Year Writing
  • ENGW 3304 or 3315 Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENTR 2301 Innovation!
  • FINA 2202 Financial Management in a Global Context
  • MATH 1231 Calculus for Business and Economics
  • MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
  • MKTG 2202 Introduction to Marketing in a Global Context
  • ORGB 3201 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSN 1102 Personal Skill Development for Business (1 credit)

* Only students who matriculate to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business as freshmen will take BUSN 1101. Internal and external transfers will replace this course with a business elective.

International Business Course Requirements

  • INTB 1202 Becoming a Global Manager
  • INTB 2202 Analyzing the Global Business Environment
  • INTB 3202 Managing the International Assignment
  • INTB 4202 Executing Global Strategy

Business Concentration Requirements

  • Choose at least one concentration within business
  • Each concentration requires four courses

Open Electives

  • The number of electives that students take is dependent on the amount of transfer, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit they have.
  • May be used to study a language or complete additional concentrations or minors

Experiential Learning

  • BUSN 1103 Professional Development for Co-op (1 credit)
  • Co-op Work Experience

Northeastern’s focus of experiential learning is augmented by the Student Assessed Integrated Learning Program (SAIL). This program allows students to map their experiences in and outside of the classroom to a set of competencies, skills and abilities.