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International Business

Bachelor of Science in International Business

The international business major’s vision is to prepare students to become global business experts with cutting-edge expertise and knowledge for successful careers in international business. Our mission is to provide students with a unique curriculum in combination with applied skills and a focus on the European Union marketplace as the largest trade partner of the U.S.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, international business majors must complete the following:

Required Courses

MRKT 340 International Marketing  
MGMT 340 International Management  
FNCE 360 International Finance  
One of the following
ECON 330 Economics of Developing Countries  
ECON 340 Economic Growth  
ECON 350 International Trade
ECON 360 International Macroeconomics  
MGMT 335 International Organizational Behavior  

Participation in a Roger Williams University Exchange/Summer Program or IB 469 COOP in International Business

Elective Courses

A total of seven additional courses must be completed.

(a) 3 courses in subjects related to the European Union. Specific courses fulfilling this requirement include:

BUSN 430 Special Topics (European Union)  
IB 250 International Business: European Union  
POLSC 120 Comparative Politics  
POLSC 210 International Relations  
POLSC 325 Modern European Politics  
HIST/POLSC 430 Special Topics (Interdisciplinary Studies in the European Union)  

(b) two courses focusing on diversity or international topics. Specific courses fulfilling this requirement include:

ANTH 356 World Cultures  
COMM 250 Intercultural Communication  
COMM 330 International Communication  
FREN 220 Perspectives on Culture: The French  
GER 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Germans  
HIST 281 A Survey of East Asian History  
HIST 281 Modern East Asian History  
HIST 282 A Survey of Modern African History  
ITAL 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Italians  
POLSC 221 Comparative Politics in the Third World  
POLSC 335 International Negotiation  
POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China  
POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers  
POLSC 386 International Law and Organization  
POLSC 326 Post-Communist World  
POLSC 428 Mexican Politics  
POLSC 429 Cultures in Contact: Mexico Today  
POR 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Portuguese  
SOC 330 Globalization and Identity  
SPN 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Spanish  

(c) two open electives.

Language Requirement

International Business majors are required to have competency in a language other than English. Students may fulfill the language requirement of the International Business Major through one of the following methods:

  • Complete the requirements for a Core Concentration in Language
  • Five language courses in one language (students prepared for study at an advanced level are required to take three courses, of which at least one is at the 300 level)
  • Demonstrated language proficiency as determined by Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Culture
  • Participate in an RWU Study Abroad Program which has a foreign language immersion component. Students participating in an RWU Study Abroad Program taking language courses are required to obtain the approval of the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Classics before departure in order to select this option.
Minoo Tehrani, Ph.D.
Professor of International Business, Director, International Business Programs
B.S. Michigan Technological University/Pahlavi University, M.S., Ph.D. Arizona State University
Contact Information
401-254-3115
SB215
Areas of Expertise: 
Strategic Management, International Management

Minoo Tehrani

Minoo
Tehrani
Ph.D.
Professor of International Business, Director, International Business Programs
B.S. Michigan Technological University/Pahlavi University, M.S., Ph.D. Arizona State University
Contact Information
401-254-3115
SB215
Areas of Expertise: 
Strategic Management, International Management