Associate of Science in International Business


Every day, business is expanding further across the globe and the need for successful individuals educated in international business practices is greater than ever. The Associate of Science degree in International Business will equip you with the valuable training necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive market.

Candidates for the International Business AS degree take courses in:

  • English
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Foreign Languages
  • Business Administration

In addition to high-quality academics, Schiller International University offers students the freedom to transfer to any of our campuses worldwide. This unique opportunity allows international business students to interact with peers from around the world and experience first-hand the global nature of business today.

Additionally, earning your International Business AS degree online will allow you the flexibility to complete courses from anywhere, anytime!

Students will become familiar with the linguistic, social, economic and political conditions and business practices of several countries. Additionally, principles in business administration, applications of economics and the psychology of marketing are covered.

Offered at the following campuses:
Florida, Madrid, Paris, Online

General Requirements:

  • Students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credits
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above must be earned
  • The final 33 credits must be completed in residence at Schiller International University
  • Completion of at least the intermediate level of one foreign language is required

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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The rapidly increasing complexity of international business offers a wide range of opportunities for those trained in business administration in an international context. The SIU business curriculum is designed to give students a firm foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the main areas of business administration to enter the workforce in an entry level position. Business administration studies are offered at all SIU campuses. Courses completed in this Associate of Science (AS) degree may apply toward requirements for other SIU Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, such as the BS in International Business.

Graduates of the Associate of Science in International Business will meet the following program objectives:

  1. Analyze how international trade, finance policies and relations affect business decisions.
  2. Adapt strategies for international markets; construct management practices and processes in an international environment.
  3. Apply ethical codes of conduct for global business operations.
  4. Recognize global differences and apply sensitivity to cultural diversity issues.
  5. Have significant dexterity with the use of computers and computer applications in business as related to the global economy.
  6. Use effective communication strategies including writing, listening, speaking, negotiating and persuading skills.

Required General Education Courses Credits: 18

EN 111
English Composition: Expository Writing
3

The course is an overview of grammatical and syntactical elements, paragraphs and theme development. Expository writing is aimed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize, and express thoughts logically, clearly and effectively. Students write short essays and read selected prose models.

EN 112
English: Research and Writing
3

This course is an overview of grammatical and syntactical elements, paragraphs and thesis development used in academic writing. This course will emphasize academic writing and research. It is aimed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize, and express thoughts logically, clearly and effectively using credible information sources. Students will prepare a significant research paper using a specific series of steps.

HI 225
European History to 1815
3

The course provides a survey of European history from medieval era to 1815. This course familiarizes students with the mainline political, socio-economic and cultural development in this time period. Religious and military history is covered as well. It also shows students how Europe evolved from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Early Modern era. This course should provide students with general background material, serving as a compliment to their area of concentration or ad an introduction to further work in history or related fields.

HI 226
European History: Napoleonic Period to Present
3

The course provides a survey of European history from Napoleonic Period to Present. This course familiarizes students with the mainline political, socio-economic and cultural development in this time period. Religious and military history is covered as well. It also shows students how Europe evolved from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Early Modern era. This course should provide students with general background material, serving as a compliment to their area of concentration or ad an introduction to further work in history or related fields.

MA 172
Applied Mathematics
3

This course focuses on the reasoning and technical skills necessary for students to become proficient in applying the mathematical concepts and tools of calculus. This course emphasizes the applications of algebra to a variety of fields, including probability, statistics, and finance. It also covers mathematical modeling and set theory.

MGF1107
College Mathematics
3

This course reviews basic math fundamentals and introduces the student to concepts what he or she will need in other University courses. This course reviews, reinforces and develops algebraic skills in problem solving as well as functions, analytical geometry, sequences and series and linear programming. As a review of real numbers, the student is presented with methodology to solve linear equations and functional linear applications. The course then moves on to maximization and minimization techniques and probability and statistics. .A variety of practical problems are also introduced.

Required Core Courses Credits:30

IT103
Applications of Computers
3

This course acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software using Microsoft Office. The course concentrates ion the fundamentals as it is a “hands on” course. A basic view of the operational software, Windows and an introduction to Internet Explorer is also part of this course. The course finished with an introduction to web page creation.

ACG 2001
Accounting I
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with basic accounting such as analyzing, recording and processing transactions. Ethics is also included.

ACG 2011
Accounting II
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with in-depth discussion of long-lived assets, bonds, stockholders’ equity, etc.; and introduces cost accounting concepts, analysis of financial statements, and income taxes. Ethics is also included.

BA 261
Principles of Business Law
3

The law consists of rules that regulate the conduct of individual, businesses and other organizations in society. This course is designed to give general coverage of the fundamental principles of business law. The course is designed to acquaint the student with areas of law in business such as personal business ventures. This course also addresses business ethics, e-commerce, regulatory and international issues.

BA 322
International Marketing
3

International marketing addresses global issues and describes concepts relevant to all international marketers, regardless of the extent of their international involvement. This course covers the entire range of international marketing, beginning with start-up operations, continuing with new market entry considerations, and concluding with the international issues confronting giant global marketers. Addresses the reality of the interchange between business and government by analyzing international marketing issues from both the business and policy perspective; integration of the societal dimensions of diversity, environmental concerns, ethics, and economic transformation.

BA 370
Business Communication
3

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of business communication and prepares students for the communication challenges in the workplace. The course aims to improve the student’s ability to write well-organized, effective business messages, including letters, resumes, memorandums, and reports. Strategies and techniques will be analyzed for communicating in a range of typical business situations. This course includes writing and presentation practice.

GEB 1350
Introduction to International Business
3

This course is developed to help students become better employees, more informed consumers, and/or more successful business owners in an international environment. The course is designed to help students understand the various aspects of the global business environment including organizational administration, employment opportunities available in a career in business as well as what is required to be a successful employee including the knowledge, skills and abilities to work in a culturally diverse, global workforce. Interpersonal, analytical, technical and conceptual skills necessary to be successful managers are reviewed. Some discussion around small business owners and entrepreneurship is introduced in this course. A basic understanding of international business will help students invest in the future and become informed consumers by analyzing issues such as financial structures and financing, stocks, mutual funds and other alternatives to investing in the global business environment. Other topics addressed in this course include patterns of international trade and multinational business operations.

MAR 2011
Principles of Marketing
3

Top marketers share a common goal: putting the consumer at the heart of the market. Today’s marketing is about creating customer value and building profitable customer relationships This course introduces students to the concept and techniques of marketing in the business setting. Marketing starts with understanding consumer needs and wants, determining which target markets the organization can best serve, and developing a compelling value proposition by which the organization can attract and grow valued customers. The course provides practical examples and applications, showing the major decisions that marketing manager’s face day to day.

ECO 2013
Principles of Microeconomics
3

The fundamentals of modern monetary theory analyzed within the context of stabilization policies. History and functioning of modern banking systems looking at the US. German, Japan and other nations. Emphasis on examining these banking systems, the supply/demand for money and the determination of interest rates in the international context. International cooperation in monetary policy is examined.

ECO 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics
3

The fundamentals of modern monetary theory analyzed within the context of stabilization policies. History and functioning of modern banking systems looking at the US. German, Japan and other nations. Emphasis on examining these banking systems, the supply/demand for money and the determination of interest rates in the international context. International cooperation in monetary policy is examined.

Required Foreign Language Courses Credits:12

FR101, GE101, SP101
Beginning Foreign Language 1
3

This course acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software using Microsoft Office. The course concentrates ion the fundamentals as it is a “hands on” course. A basic view of the operational software, Windows and an introduction to Internet Explorer is also part of this course. The course finished with an introduction to web page creation.

FR102, GE102, SP102
Beginning Foreign Language 2
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with basic accounting such as analyzing, recording and processing transactions. Ethics is also included.

FR201, GE201, SP201
Intermediate Foreign Language 1
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with in-depth discussion of long-lived assets, bonds, stockholders’ equity, etc.; and introduces cost accounting concepts, analysis of financial statements, and income taxes. Ethics is also included.

FR202, GE202, SP202
Intermediate Foreign Language 2
3

The law consists of rules that regulate the conduct of individual, businesses and other organizations in society. This course is designed to give general coverage of the fundamental principles of business law. The course is designed to acquaint the student with areas of law in business such as personal business ventures. This course also addresses business ethics, e-commerce, regulatory and international issues.
Total Credits Required:60

 

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