University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Apr 14, 2024  

International Business (Finance Specialization), B.S. in Bus. Ad.

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The International Business major provides an interdisciplinary program of study which combines international and foreign language studies with a business degree. This major prepares students to be effective in international business transactions. (

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of fundamental business knowledge and practices.
  • possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • effectively communicate within a business environment.
  • use information technology to support business analysis and operations.
  • recognize, evaluate and resolve ethical issues, both personally and organizationally.
  • develop a global business perspective and will have the knowledge and skills to conduct business internationally.

Contact Information

College of Business Advising Office 
409 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-4912

International Business Advisors:

  • Linda Barrenchea (European), AB 401B, (775) 682-9158.
  • Mary Groves (Spanish language tracks), AB 401M, (775) 682-9157.
  • John Nolan (Asia), AB 310G, (775) 784-6993.​

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements

All students who are interested in graduating with a B.S. in Business degree in International Business start by being declared as “pre-majors.” Pre-majors must complete Core Writing, Core Mathematics, the Pre-Business Core, and a total of 60 units before meeting with an advisor to declare the International Business major. Students must declare their major before they take any courses in the Upper-Division Business Core.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement |  30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units
  • Business Course Time Limit | Coursework used to complete College of Business and Major requirements must have been completed within the 10 years prior to the year of graduation.

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-30 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (48 units)

B. Nonbusiness Course Requirements (9 units)

IV. Finance Specialization Requirements (21-35 units)

Students wishing to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in International Business need to choose a business specialization, take two years of a single foreign language, and select a regional track consistent with their language studies.

A. International Business courses (12 units)

Select one course from the following (3 units)

C. Foreign Language (0-14 units)

NOTE: The International Business major requires 14 credits in a single foreign language that is consistent with the regional track chosen. Language proficiency equivalent to 14 credits can be demonstrated and approved by the Foreign Language department. Once language proficiency has been demonstrated, the language requirement may be waived for a student, however, the student must meet the university’s minimum of 120 credits for graduation. Students may not satisfy the foreign language requirement via their native language nor choose their native country for the regional focus. For students with English as a Second Language, a North American track will be allowed (without the need to study an additional foreign language); or those students may seek another language track and regional concentration.

V. Regional Track Requirements (8-9 units)

Additional courses depend on the regional focus (Europe, Asia, the Arabic world, Latin America, North America) that the student has chosen. These electives must be approved to fulfill an area especially consistent with the student’s chosen foreign language. Approved courses include study in the culture and politics of the chosen region focus (Europe, Asia, the Arabic world, Latin America, North America). Study abroad is strongly encouraged and courses taken abroad may satisfy some electives in regional track with faculty advisor approval.

Asian Track

European Track

Latin American Track

Middle East Track

VI. Minor Requirements (0 units)

No minor is required. However, students are encouraged to fulfill any extra coursework required for a minor in their chosen language.

VII. Electives (1-19 units)

VIII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

Fall Semester (16 units)

B. Second Year

Spring Semester (15 units)

C. Third Year

Spring Semester (15 units)

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

  • International Business Major (6 units)
  • Business Concentration (3 units)
  • Regional Track (6 units) 

Spring Semester (15 units)

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