Majors and Minors

International Business

The International Business major provides a strong foundation in international business by offering upper level courses in international management, accounting, finance, marketing and operations management, complemented by courses in foreign culture and language. The program also provides valuable, relevant work experience prior to graduation through internships with international companies. The International Business program's practical, flexible and interdisciplinary format has been developed to give students the essential knowledge to succeed as a global manager, and to develop the leadership and implementation skills required to adapt and thrive in diverse business environments.

Prospective INB majors should consult with the INB program advisor in the Department of Marketing as early as possible. Call 216-687-4771 to make an appointment.


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business (INB) prepares students to manage and lead in a variety of internationally oriented organizations in today's increasingly interdependent global economy. This major allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers while developing an understanding of the political, cultural and regulatory environments that shape international business and trade. Students majoring in INB are also encouraged to pursue a dual major in order to gain depth of knowledge in a specific business function.


Click here to see the current academic year's Undergraduate Catalog requirements for the International Business major .

NOTE: For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).

In order to get sufficient exposure to international business environments, students who are fulfilling General Education requirements are encouraged to choose Western, Nonwestern and Social Science courses that have significant international content; please consult with the INB advisor for a list of recommended courses. Once accepted into the INB program, students must complete the following upper-division major requirements:

Language Requirement
INB majors are required to have competency in a language other than English. Students entering Cleveland State with 200-level proficiency in speaking and writing skills of another language will have this requirement waived (see the Recommended Sequence below for additional information). All other students must complete the intermediate level sequence (201/202 or other approved courses) of a foreign language.

For more information, contact:
Marketing Department
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 460
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.4771
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