International Business Major and Minor

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A Globalized World Demands a Global Perspective and Education

Globalization, Sanctions, Populism, Tariffs, Trade, Protectionism, Brexit, Culture, Migration, Climate Change, Displacement, Demographic Shifts, Inequality, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Digitization, Sustainability, Pandemics….

Have you ever been curious how the pieces of the global puzzle fit together? How the local and global connect and influence one another? How political science, sociology and business interact and intersect?

We will explore these and other important questions that shape and influence business and business strategy in an increasingly international and interdependent world. The international business (IB) major, an interdisciplinary course of study, is designed to develop business leaders and professionals prepared to anticipate and respond to global challenges that impact local, national and international markets. The IB curriculum provides an opportunity for students to understand the importance of international business to the U.S. economy, to develop analytical skills needed to assess the global environment of business, to learn about the cultural differences between American and foreign ways of conducting business, and to become familiar with the international dimensions of accounting, finance, law, operations, information systems, management, marketing, sustainability and corporate strategy. The interdisciplinary concentration prepares students to anticipate and analyze challenges, risks, and opportunities presented by the global marketplace, to assess the role of business, government, institutions and organizations, and to appreciate the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical contexts, considerations and consequences related to doing business in the complex, multi-faceted global business environment.


In addition to the required Liberal Arts Core and the Business Foundations required courses, students in the International Business major will complete the following five (5) required courses:

  • IB 282 Global Environment of Business; 
  • EC 304 Survey of International Economics or EC 348 Development Economics; 
  • IB/MG 315 International Management; 
  • MG 402 Strategic Management; and
  • MG 407 Management Consulting Practicum


Students are also required to choose three (3) IB required electives which includes courses from various disciplines including international business, economics, finance, business law, political science, global supply chain, information technology, and sustainability.  

Experiential Requirement

Students complete one from the below list. Note: International students are exempt from this requirement.

IB students complete an experiential requirement which is designed to support students engage in practical, hand-on, immersive learning. This requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways, including:

  • IB 499 Internship for Credit (internship can be domestic or international)
  • Internship (not for credit) related to IB (internship can be domestic or international)
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Short-term Study Abroad Program
  • A Loyola language course beyond the required 104 level
  • A Loyola service-learning course related to IB
  • A Loyola immersion experience that relates to IB
  • An alternative IB experience as agreed upon by the Chair of the Management and International Business department and the student

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Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business is a full member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a consortium of schools and universities that have undergraduate International Business programs. The primary objectives of the consortium are to provide its members with an opportunity to benchmark their programs against other member schools and facilitate sharing of best practices in International Business education.

Contact Information

Irem Demirkan
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Management
Sellinger Hall 418b

Debra Helstowski
Program Assistant
Sellinger Hall 418

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