International Business Administration (IBA)
The International Business Administration Program is designed to help prepare students to enter international graduate programs and to gain employment in global business firms. The program incorporates the study of business with a foreign language.
The business component of the program focuses on analytical and conceptual thinking skills, communication skills and the global perspective. Students undertake the same thorough grounding in business fundamentals as their counterparts in the Business Administration Program.
The foreign language requirement can be met by studying French, German, Spanish or other foreign languages. This requirement includes such subjects as conversation, civilizations, culture, history and literature.
Alma College offers numerous overseas experiences to enhance the international business student's appreciation for cultural diversity. International opportunities are available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Spain and many other countries.
International Business Major Requirements
Thirty-two credits in Business Administration including 121, 221, 222, 309, 323, 333, 440 and one of the following: 427, 428, or 429; 12 credits in Economics including 201, 202 and 331; and 24 credits (or proficiency) in a foreign language beginning at the 111 level.
International Business Prerequisite Requirements
Mathematics 116 for upper level Business and International Business courses.