International Business

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 51.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 51.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 1, 2024
StudyQA ranking:1662 Duration:4 years You need IELTS certificate

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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  
International field  
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.

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