Division of Business & Professional Studies
Students will learn how American and international businesses interrelate. An in-depth study of American and international business practices and strategies is performed using case study analysis, experiential learning exercises, team activities, guest speakers and the writing and presenting of student research/reaction papers. The concentration includes the following topics: international trade and banking policies and procedures, the impact of culture, demographics and infrastructure on global trade, and how marketing, law, politics, management and human resources are performed in the international marketplace. Also, a broad academic foundation in the sciences, humanities, communications and social sciences is part of the concentration. The program includes a language component, an optional internship, and the development of a team-based export business plan.
International internships and study abroad opportunities are strongly encouraged, and are available through the collaboration of the Business Department and MassBay’s Office of International Education and Study Abroad Programs.
Students who complete the International Business Associate degree can take the certified Global Business Professional certification offered by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators to earn the Certified Global Business Professional certification. This prestigious certification designates a level of professionalism in various aspects of international business.
Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science in General Business with a concentration in International Business is awarded.
The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in global firms and organizations and provides a strong foundation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in international business.
Program learning outcomes available by clicking here.