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The bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in international business provides students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to understand the international financial, political, and economic environment; how that environment influences a firm’s strategy and performance; how culture plays a role in guiding a firm’s strategic activities; and how a firm can leverage home and host country resources to overcome challenges inherent in managing a multinational enterprise. The academic program allows students to understand international business from three interrelated perspectives: international economics and finance, international marketing, and international corporate strategy.
This field provides the basic academic foundations for entry-level positions in international business, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks, and governmental agencies. Such organizations include the Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury, in addition to international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|IBUS 3101||Global Financial Environment|
|Three of the following:|
|IBUS 3201||International Marketing Management|
|IBUS 3301||International Business Finance|
|IBUS 4202||Regional Strategy for Multinationals|
|IBUS 4203||Foreign Market Analysis|
|IBUS 4302||International Banking|
|IBUS 4303||International Monetary and Financial Issues|
|IBUS 4401||Managing the Multinational Enterprise|
|IBUS 4402||Managing in Developing Countries|
|IBUS 4900||Special Topics|
|IBUS 4995||Independent Study|
|One of the following:|
|ECON 2169||Introduction to the Economy of China|
|ECON 2181||International Trade Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2182||International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2185||Economic History and Problems of Latin America|
|GEOG 2145||Cultural Geography|
|or GEOG 2145W||Cultural Geography|
|GEOG 2146||Political Geography|
|GEOG 3154||Geography of the Middle East and North Africa|
|PSC 2330||Comparative Politics of Western Europe|
|PSC 2442||International Organizations|
|PSYC 3125||Cross-Cultural Psychology|
|SMPP 4900||WID - Strategy and International Political Economy|
|SOC 2168||Economic Sociology|
|Additional options Include:|
|One foreign language course at the intermediate I or higher level|
|One upper-level course numbered 2000-4999 from any department with the exception of Art History (AH), Fine Arts (FA), Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS), International Business (IBUS), Music (MUS), or Theatre and Dance (TRDA)|
- High School Transcript, School Report and Mid-Year Grade Report
- Letters of Recommendation. One counselor and one teacher recommendation should be submitted through forms on the Common Application.
- Portfolio (for Corcoran Students Only)
- In addition to the Common Application, you must complete the Writing Supplement. The GW supplemental essay question is a chance to show your personality and share your voice beyond your application. Select one of the essay questions on the Common Application and respond in 250 words or fewer.
- If English is not your first language, you are required to submit official scores from an English proficiency examination, regardless of citizenship. We recommend that you take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic prior to submitting your application and make sure that official test scores are sent directly to us.
- If you plan to enter the United States on a student (F-1) or exchange visitor (J-1) visa, you are required to submit a Financial Certificate (PDF) and a bank statement. This information is required because international students at GW are not eligible for need-based financial assistance.
All freshman, transfer and international applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions process and no application is required.