Graduates from the International Business program typically complete their studies in five years, receiving two degrees, each designed to cover a separate aspect of living and working internationally:
- A Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in international business and a focus in a specific discipline such as marketing, finance, economics, logistics or management.
- A Bachelor of Arts with a major in a foreign language, such as Spanish, German or French (offerings in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese are also available).
Before graduation, students must complete an international internship in which they work abroad, or work for a U.S. company conducting significant international business. The internship will be ideally reflective of the student's specific business discipline and language proficiency area, but will ultimately be dependent on the student's own initiative, qualifications and interest.
In the past, MSU International Business students have interned with Fortune 100 companies in the United States, as well as multinational companies in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dublin, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris, Quebec, San Jose, Santiago, Singapore and Stuttgart.
No international education is complete without practical exposure to other peoples and cultures. The hallmark of the International Business program at MSU is its emphasis on real cross-cultural immersion, both academically and in a real-world business context.
All IB students will study abroad for either a summer or for a regular semester term. Students may elect to participate in formal exchange programs with MSU's partner institutions in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain and Taiwan or they may elect to strike out in designing their own study-abroad experience with input and assistance from their advisor.International Business Brochure