Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

Gain a global business perspective with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. This 126-credit undergraduate program teaches you the skills necessary to thrive in the ever-changing global economy.

The International Business major prepares you for the many complex challenges businesses face when operating on a global scale. Through comprehensive coursework, you will broaden your understanding of how foreign economic, legal and political frameworks can impact international trade. You will also develop foundational knowledge of wide-ranging global business concepts and practices, including

  • cross-cultural negotiations,
  • customs and trade regulations,
  • global finance systems, and
  • international market research.

Differentiate yourself from the competition in the global workforce by developing a foreign language proficiency, which is a requirement of the major. Students interested in embracing global business studies without becoming proficient in a foreign language should consider enrolling in the International Business minor. Short trips and semesters spent abroad allow you to experience countries firsthand and continue building cultural capital.

When not immersing yourself in foreign language and culture, you will continue your studies on Temple University’s Main Campus. Located in North Philadelphia, Temple’s Main Campus connects you to the city’s many eclectic neighborhoods through easily accessible public transit. By exploring Philadelphia’s rich communities, you will hone the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with diverse groups of people.

Concentrations

You can focus on International Business or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • International Economics

    Explore complex economic models through a global lens. Learn the basic theories of international trade and commercial policy, and develop an understanding of the relationship between trade and economic growth.

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  • International Entrepreneurship

    Learn to identify and pursue opportunities on an international scale. Lead high-performing companies by developing skills around communication, globalization, human resource management and leadership. Drive innovation to further the development of industries and technologies.

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  • International Finance

    Develop competency around financial theory and management concepts relevant to global markets and firms. Gain comprehensive understanding of corporate finance, currency market and risk management, and international financial systems. Deepen your knowledge of complex topics such as asset-liability management and regulatory constraints.

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  • International Marketing

    Apply a global perspective to market analysis, developing strategies that consider the cultural, economic, legal and political differences of various countries. Collect and interpret data, set advertising objectives and goals, and incorporate digital technologies into marketing campaigns.

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  • International Sales and Business Development

    Explore the complexities of sales and sales management within international marketplaces. Build skills around account relationship management, recruitment, sales ethics, selection, training and basic professional networking.

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  • International Supply Chain Management, Transportation and Logistics

    Gain the logistical and problem-solving skills required for work in global commerce. Learn to navigate the complexities of dispute resolution, global trade, import and export regulations, international sales, and the nuances of supply chain management.

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Classes & Curriculum

There are three required classes common across all six International Business concentrations, including a capstone course taken during your final semester. These core classes amount to nine credits of the major’s overall 126-credit requirement.

The three common courses are as follows.

  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Practicum*
  • International Marketing

*This capstone course culminates with an online business simulation and a consulting project requiring analysis of an international business situation.

Learn more about required courses for the International Business BBA

Certificates

Students have the option of completing one of the following certificates alongside International Business major coursework.

These certificates are awarded at time of completion of the bachelor’s degree and cannot be pursued as standalone programs of study.

Related Graduate Degrees

Accelerated 3-year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in three years. To find out more about completing your degree on an accelerated timeline, contact your advisor.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Business Administration offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,552.00 per year

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