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International Business

International business has dramatically increased in the past two decades due to innovation in information technology, communications, transportation, as well as lower trade barriers. As a result, companies are seeking individuals who not only have strong business skills, but who are comfortable in international settings and understand the complexities of the global marketplace.

The international business program at Saint Anselm College offers a distinctive liberal arts foundation complemented by a business core with internationally focused business courses. This combination helps students gain business knowledge and a broad-based global awareness and understanding required to work effectively in varied environments with a diverse workforce.

The international business major leads students to integrate knowledge of international finance, management, marketing, and other business processes, as conducted in the complex domain of international business. A semester-long study abroad or an internship with a foreign company is strongly recommended but not required.

Saint Anselm international business major graduates are prepared to pursue careers in a number of areas such as:

  • Domestic and foreign corporations
  • Multinational service firms
  • Global small and medium enterprises
  • Domestic and foreign financial institutions
  • International marketing firms
  • International real estate firms
  • International trade firms
  • Contracting and consulting firms

Requirements for the International Business major: Principles of Micro- and Macro-economics (EC141 and EC142), Financial Accounting (AC111), Business Statistics (BU121), Human Resource Management (BU221), Financial Management (FI261), International Business Management (BU322), International Marketing (BU333, International Financial Management (BU363), International Business elective chosen from International Economics (EC247), International Human Resource Management (BU421), International Trade and Competitiveness (BU421) or Business in Emerging Markets (BU324) and one International Elective chosen from PO214, PO330, PO365 and any business language course.

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
Language Language
Freshman English (or Science) Freshman English (or Science)
Microeconomics Macroeconomics

Sophomore Year: International Business majors take Business Statistics, Financial Accounting and Financial Management and Human Resource Management. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior Year: International Business majors take International Business Management and International Financial Management (offered every other year), the International Business elective and the International elective. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is strongly encouraged for this year.

Senior Year: International Business majors will take International Financial Management if it was not taken Junior year. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).