Why Study International Business at IU Southeast?

In response to new and dynamic patterns of international business, American business firms have progressed far beyond the comparatively simple stage of import–export operations. Many companies are becoming multinational, with production units in numerous foreign countries; private enterprise in the United States has become more intimately concerned with the economic, political, and social trends of foreign nations.

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As the global economy continues to expand, the demand for international business education is higher than ever and expected to increase in the foreseeable future. Language difficulties and cultural differences make international business both challenging and rewarding. Survival of many U.S. companies is dependent on the ability to expand into new markets. Multinational enterprises need people who are sensitive and knowledgeable about cultural differences, and are able to learn the needs and wants of their international customers. Multinational companies operate production facilities in numerous foreign countries, so business students need to learn about the underlying economic, political, and social trends of foreign nations.

Previous equivalent coursework can fulfill some of the course requirements listed below. To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in International Business,

  1. the five courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) and
  2. at least four of the courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) at IUS after undergraduate degree completion.

Coursework to prepare for a Certificate in International Business

  • BUS-D 300 International Business Administration P: E200
  • BUS-F 494 International Finance P: F301
  • ECON-E 333 International Economics P: E200
  • POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy R: Y109 (or Y107) and E200
  • One 300-400 level course from the chosen Region’s list of courses in Group A, Group B or Group C of the International Studies Major (see Bulletin for lists).

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs

BUS–D 300 International Business Administration (3 cr.)
Foreign environment for overseas operations; U.S. government policies and programs for international business; international economic policies; and management decisions and their implementation in international marketing, management, and finance.

BUS–F 494 International Finance. (3 cr.)
Financial management of foreign operations of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on standard concepts of financial management. Study of international currency flows, forward cover, and international banking practices.

ECON–E 333 International Economics (3 cr.)
Forces determining international trade, finance, and commercial policy under changing world conditions; theory of international trade, monetary standards, tariff policy, trade controls.

POLS–Y 376 International Political Economy (3 cr.)
Study of how the international political system determines the nature of international economic relations. Focus is on the following: (1) trade and monetary regimes, (2) the role of multinational corporations; (3) global action, (4) relations between wealthy countries, and (5) relations between wealthy and poor countries.



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Janardhanan A. (Johnny) Alse
Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Economic Education
Phone: (812) 941-2520
Office Location: HH 219 B
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Carolyn “Casey” Findley Musgrove
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Phone: (812) 941-2052
Office Location: HH 010
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Alan Wong
Professor of Finance
Phone: (812) 941-2423
Office Location: HH 020
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