B.S.I.B. Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in International Business degree is intended for students who wish to learn more about the international aspects of business. It provides preparation for a broad range of careers in business, including accounting, management, marketing, economics, information systems, finance, retail, and supply chain management. This degree is also well suited for students wishing to continue their studies in law, international affairs, or graduate education in business and economics.

This degree requires completion of the University Core and Walton College Core courses, as well as course work in international business, a single foreign language and an area of study related to that language. In addition, students must select a concentration in one of the following areas: accounting, business economics, information systems, finance, general business, management, marketing, retail or supply chain management.

Students pursuing a degree in the Sam M. Walton College of Business are classified as pre-business with an intended concentration until all pre-business requirements are fulfilled. For admission into the intended concentration, a student must obtain at least a 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) overall grade-point average, in addition to the completion of all pre-business core courses listed elsewhere in the catalog (or equivalents), also with a minimum 2.50 grade-point average. Further, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the pre-business core courses for admission into the major or for the graduation requirement.

The International Business degree program has eight concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain Management

In the eight-semester degree program for each concentration, the first four semesters of each of concentration are exactly the same.