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Bachelor of Business Adminstration

International Business

R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business


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).


Program Completion Requirements

Total Credits: 120 
Major Core Credits: 36 
Track Credits: 24

Advanced Communication for Business COM 3150
Advanced communication course that emphasizes the identification of communication situations specific to business and the professions. Analysis of variables related to advanced business communication.
Prerequisite: Full admittance in the College of Business.

Application of Quantitative Methods in Business QMB 3200
Inference and modeling for business decisions under uncertainty. Topics include survey sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for mean, variance, and proportion, chi-square test, correlation, linear regression, time series, and analysis of variance. Use of computer packages to solve real business problems.
Prerequisite: STA 2023 or equivalent

Business in the Caribbean MAN 4663
Introduces students to various business practices and environments as they relate to countries in the Caribbean region including cultural, economic, political and legal factors.

Export Marketing MAR 4144
The course emphasizes practical approaches to export marketing, including marketing strategies by individual firms to serve foreign markets. Operational methods of identifying, establishing, and consolidating export markets are discussed, with particular attention to the needs of the smaller business.
Prerequisites: MAR 3023 or equivalent.

Financial Management FIN 3403
A study of financial decision-making in corporate business. Course includes an analysis of the sources and uses of funds, discussion of working capital management, budgeting techniques, financing and capital structure and the value of the firm.
Prerequisites: STA 2023 and ACG 2021 or ACG 3024 or equivalent.

Green Management MAN 4787
Examines successes/failures of green projects and presents guidelines for effective green management. Course includes project analysis and an experimental learning module with a local organization.

International Banking FIN 4634
Introductory survey of issues that deal with international aspects of banking. An overview of the structure and operation of the international banking function, the services offered, supporting documentation, and measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the international banking organization.
Prerequisites: FIN 3403 or equivalent.

International Business MAN 4602
Examines the political, economic, legal and cultural international business environment and related institutions impacting global firms; covers international issues in all functional business areas.
Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.

International Financial Management FIN 4604
Capital budgeting operational analysis and financial decisions in the multinational context. Working capital management and intra firm fund transfers. Measurement and evaluation of the risk of internationally diversified assets.
Prerequisites: FIN 3403 or equivalent.

International Human Resources MAN 4610
Compares global human resource systems with emphasis on the reasons HR differences exist. The HR functions of selection, training, compensation and performance management are compared in different countries and cultures. Focuses on both expatriate assignment and foreign HR operations.
Prerequisite: MAN 4602.

International Management MAN 4600
Examines the functions of management in the international firms (e.g., leadership, motivation, communication, human resource development) and issues related to adapting managerial practice to local environments.
Prerequisite: MAN 4602.

International Marketing MAR 4156
The course studies the information required by marketing managers to assist in satisfying the needs of consumers internationally. Special emphasis will be given to the constraints of the international environment.
Prerequisites: MAR 3023 or equivalent.

International Risk Assessment MAN 4613
Introduces the types of risk confronting businesses operating internationally. Critiques specific techniques used to assess risk and relate the results to management decision making.
Prerequisite: MAN 4602.

Introduction to Information Systems CGS 3300
Survey major information systems (IS) problems in organizations. Brief study of basic computer concepts; IS development cycle; relation of IS and decision-making; microcomputer database, spreadsheet and word-processing business applications.
Prerequisites: CGS 2060 or CGS 2100 or equivalent.

Marketing Management MAR 3023
A descriptive study emphasizing the functions and institutions common to marketing systems.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of department.

Managing Virtual Teams MAN 4120
Centers on the analysis of selected concepts in intergroup relations and introduces the strategies, tools and techniques necessary for success in virtual team environments.
Prerequisite: MAN 3025.

MNC Strategy Stimulation MAN 4633
Study of the concept and process of MNC strategy. Involves considering the competitive and political structure of the global market, logic of the multinational enterprise, and nature of organizations.
Prerequisite: MAN 4602.

Operations Management MAN 4504
Concepts in design, analysis, and control of operating systems. Facility location and layout, work standards, maintenance, quality control, MRP, planning and scheduling applied to production and service systems.
Prerequisite: QMB 3200 or equivalent.

Organization and Management MAN 3025
An analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in the context of socio-technical systems.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.

Strategic Management MAN 4720
Designed to integrate prior business courses through study and discussion of actual organizational situations, including ethical, global and diversity issues. Decision-making is applied to business/corporate-level strategy concepts, firm performance and global citizenship.

The Legal Environment of Business BUL 4310
The course includes issues such as contracts, torts, legal/political/economic aspects of ethics and the law, U.C.C., antitrust law, employment law, administrative law, securities law, and international business law.
Prerequisite: Students must be fully admitted to College of Business.


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.

Admission Deadlines

Applicants to this program must submit all admission forms and documentation by the following deadlines.

Fall admissions: June 1
Spring admissions: October 1
Summer admission: March 1

Students are strongly advised to apply early. Admissions reserves the right to close admissions earlier than the above dates.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the College of Business in their junior year. You must be admitted to the college in order to enroll in senior-level business courses. Admission requirements to the college vary depending on whether you are a currently enrolled FIU student or a transfer student.

If you are currently an FIU student, you can specify business as your intended major after the completion of 30 credit hours. Please contact Undergraduate Academic Advising to discuss how to do this. If you are transferring into the university, you must apply through Undergraduate Admissions.

Currently enrolled FIU Students

In order to be admitted to the Landon Undergraduate School in the College of Business, you must meet the requirements listed no later than the first semester of your third year of undergraduate study at Florida International University.  Please refer to the FIU Undergraduate Catalog for a complete and detailed listing of all admission requirements.

To be admitted to the R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business, you must have:

  • completed 60 hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all lower division work and upper division non-business courses (including transfer coursework)
  • completion of either (a) all UCC requirements and 60 lower division credits, or (b) an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida accredited institution
  • completed all business pre-core requirements:
  • Accounting for Decisions ACG 2021 
  • Accounting for Planning and Control ACG 3301 
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business CGS 2100 or
    Introduction to Microcomputers CGS 2060 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 2013 
  • Principles of Microeconomics ECO 2023 
  • Statistics for Business and Economics STA 2023 
  • Calculus for Business MAC 2233 

 Transfer Students

Transfer students interested in applying to the College of Business' Landon Undergraduate School of Business first must submit an application for admission to Florida International University and follow regular university admission procedures. Applicants must meet the university’s requirements for admission before being eligible for admission to the college. Please see the FIU Undergraduate Catalog to learn about the university’s admission requirements.

The university requirements are:

  • an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or 60 credit hours with a minimum of 2.00 grade point average (GPA). See transfer of course work for additional details.
  • two years of credit in one foreign language at the high school level or 8-10 credits in one foreign language at the college level (earned after 1989),
  • for applicants whose native language is not English, minimum score of 500 paper-based and a minimum score of 173 computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or satisfactory completion of college level English courses.

Applicants who do not have an AA degree and have not completed the university’s core curriculum may complete this course work at Florida International University (FIU) once they have been admitted.

In addition to meeting the university’s admission requirements, acceptance into the BBA program in the Landon Undergraduate School in the college requires that you have:

  • completed all of the university’s core curriculum requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Upper level business courses taken are not included in this GPA computation.
  • completed the business pre-core requirements with a grade of "C" or higher in each course
  • completed these requirements no later than the first semester of your third year of undergraduate study.

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.

Applicants should submit all supporting admissions documents to: 
Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003


Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

Florida Residents

Florida residents enrolled in this fully online bachelor’s program pay standard university tuition ($157.36 per credit hour), a Student Financial Aid Fee ($5.25 per credit hour), as well as the Distance Learning Fee ($53.33 per credit hour). The total cost (tuition plus fees) for a 3-credit course is $647.82.

Non-Florida Residents

Non-Florida residents pay a flat rate of $333 per credit, which is $999 per 3-credit course. This special discounted tuition for this fully online program saves non-Florida residents over $1000 per 3 credit course when compared to non-Florida resident students taking online courses outside of this program. Apply now to take advantage of this special rate.

Additionally, a $10 fee is charged to all students annually for an FIU student photo ID. Please note, tuition and fee amounts vary by term and all amounts stated are subject to change.

Top Faculty

Wendy Gelman

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. 

@ A Glance

120Credits Required

$15736/ $33300
Tuition per Credit
  • Fully online degree
  • Every online undergraduate student is paired with a success coach
  • Learn about how global growth is shifting to emerging markets
  • Program starts: Fall, Spring,Summer