BACHELOR OF ARTS
If you're looking for a career that offers you the opportunity to work around the world in growing and fast-paced fields, a bachelor's degree in international business from Mercyhurst University will take you there. International business majors are prepared for management careers in international banking, manufacturing, trade, finance, and government organizations, as well as for entry into graduate or law schools. Students learn about the global environment of business and develop a strong cultural awareness, essential skills for today's leaders.
Coursework includes a strong core business component, specialized international business courses for the upper level student, and language and culture courses leading to fluency in the target language (Spanish, French or Mandarin). Due to this requirement for a focused foreign language, most International Business students pursue a major or minor in a language to add to their marketability.
You will spend a semester studying abroad, providing expanded horizons and invaluable insights into other cultures. Faculty members in the international business program possess varied backgrounds in finance, economics, marketing and accounting, speak several languages, and have a wide range of business and classroom experience.
The minor in business administration is open to non-business majors only. This minor includes eight courses (24 credits) designed to prepare students with general knowledge of the world of business, along with the communication skills and decision-making tools needed to succeed in business.
No minor course may be taken on a pass-fail basis, and students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the required business courses to meet minor program requirements.
- ACCT 101: Principles of Accounting I/Financial
- ACCT 102: Principles of Accounting II/Managerial
- BADM 310: Business Law I
- ECON 105: Macroeconomics
- ECON 106: Microeconomics
- FIN 280: Financial Management
- MGMT 120: Principles of Management
- MKTG 162: Principles of Integrated Marketing
Business Core CurriculumThe defining element of a Mercyhurst business degree is a series of core courses that all business majors take, which provide a curriculum designed to foster well-rounded business leaders through hands-on learning in a variety of disciplines. Business students will build a foundation in six different areas of study, which prepares our graduates to be adaptable, collaborative leaders that are ready for today’s market. Adding a double major or a minor in another area can only also add marketability for any chosen industry!
Selin Yalcindag, Ph.D.
Program Director, International Business
Office: Preston 304