1. School of Business
  2. International Business Major

International Business Major| Major

The major in international business is interdisciplinary and involves a concentration of business administration courses and demonstrated proficiency in at least one modern foreign language. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary multidisciplinary skills to operate effectively in an international business environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the internship program in order to obtain actual work experience in the field prior to graduation.

  • The International Business Major is currently under review, and students interested in the program should consult the School of Business for its current status.

Business Environment

The major in international business is interdisciplinary and involves a concentration of business administration courses and demonstrated proficiency in at least one modern foreign language. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary multidisciplinary skills to operate effectively in an international business environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the internship program in order to obtain actual work experience in the field prior to graduation.

Requirements for the Major

International Business major requires 51 semester credits including:

  • AC 101 Accounting Principles I (3 SH)

  • AC 102 Accounting Principles II (3 SH)
  • BA 324 International Business (3 SH)

  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SH)

  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SH)

  • FN 320 Corporation Finance (3 SH)

  • CJ 315 Business Law I (3 SH)

  • MK 203 Marketing Principles (3 SH)

  • MN 200 Introduction to Management (3 SH)

  • MN 215 Business Statistics (3 SH)

  • MN 323 Organizational Behavior (3 SH)

Required Concentration.

Students must add a concentration in either Italian or Spanish.

Italian Concentration

18 semester credits including:

  • IT 201 Intermediate Italian (3 SH)

  • IT 211 Introduction to Italian Culture & Civilization (3 SH)

  • IT 220 Italian Conversation (3 SH)

  • IT 301 Italian for the Professional Environment (3 SH)

  • IS 305 Professional Culture (3 SH)

Italian Concentration Group 1 - three semester credits from the following:

  • BA 450 International Business Internship (3 SH)

  • IT 490 Senior Research Project (3 SH)

Spanish Concentration

18 Semester Credits including:

  • SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 SH)

  • SP 220 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 SH)

  • SP 301 Spanish for the Professional Environment (3 SH)

  • IS 305 Professional Culture (3 SH)

  • SP 325 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Civilization (3 SH)

Spanish Concentration Group 1 - three semester credits from the following:

  • BA 450 International Business Internship (3 SH)

  • SP 490 Senior Research Project (3 SH)

Graduate Preparation

The curriculum incorporates educational experiences designed to accelerate the development of today's student to tomorrow's business leader through the intensive use of collaborative projects, case studies and internships. All programs offered by the School of Business offer excellent preparation for further study at the graduate level.

Internships

Internships in a wide variety of fields enable students to integrate and apply their learning while opening the door to potential career opportunities. With an intense focus on our students' personal, intellectual and professional development, Lake Erie College affords students an opportunity to truly bridge the gap between learning and doing. Employers recognize that Lake Erie College business graduates are prepared to hit the ground running, bringing strong analytical and communication skills, a practical, teamwork orientation and an inclination toward reliability and personal initiative in the workplace.

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Lake Erie College emphasizes the individual. Our classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. Classes are small, allowing students and professors to know one another. We care deeply about the success, development, and happiness of our students.

For more information about International Business Major…

Jenni Kinnaird, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Business, Associate Instructor

1 (440) 375-7115

jkinnaird@lec.edu

School of Business

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