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International Business Emphasis

International Business Emphasis:  9 Credit Hours

Globalization is a fact of economic life.  While a student may not begin his or her professional career in a non-US country or hold any international responsibilities, the impact of globalization is a daily reality.  The international business emphasis exposes students to diverse global perspectives, challenges and opportunities that impact all organizations.   Complementing the business curriculum, the international business emphasis focuses on the application of this knowledge in a global context. The comprehensive experience recognizes and integrates advanced language study, experiential education and elective coursework covering globally-relevant topics.

REQUIRED:  Foreign Language

  • Foreign Language at 4th level proficiency

REQUIRED: Business-oriented International Experience

  • Must be completed during the two years in the business school
  • semester abroad programs
  • summer programs
  • Kenan-Flagler global immersion elective (GIE)

*A student can petition to have a business orientated study abroad program taken prior to entering the business school count towards this requirement.

REQUIRED:  International Business Elective Courses (9.0 credits)


  • BUSI 490-035: Business Topics: Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 490-039: Business Topics: Legal Environment of Global Business Transactions (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 535: Global Operations Strategy (1.5 credits)**
  • BUSI 573: Global Financial Statement Analysis (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 610: Global Business Environment (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 611: International Development (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 617: Global Marketing (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 618: Multinational Financial Management (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 493: Internship Project I (work must be in a geographic area outside the US and must be preapproved if not part of a UNC approved program) (3.0 credits)


*Internationally-themed business courses taken outside the U.S. count toward these 9 credit hours.

**Application and permission are needed to gain access to one of the undergraduate reserved seats in an MBA course on the topic. Students should submit a resume and cover letter to the finance area chair or designate, according to instructions posted on the undergraduate business program announcement board prior to registration for the semester these courses are offered.

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