International Business Concentration

Obtain a deeper understanding of multinational businesses and how such businesses need to work with the regulations and people of different nations and cultures.

With the addition of the new International Business (IB) concentration in September 2021, the International Business option will be discontinued. Students who started Year 1 in 2020W will be the last cohort eligible to complete the option. Current IB option students can choose to complete the IB concentration instead, but they cannot complete both.

Course requirements

Completion of the International Business concentration does not require pre-approval or special admission. If you would like to pursue this concentration, complete a total of 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses including COMM 498, and participate in an approved international exchange/study abroad program.

The 12 credits also count toward fulfillment of your electives requirement, but note that COMM courses cannot be counted as non-Commerce electives. If the courses you take for the concentration overlap with the courses you take for an option or minor, or if you plan to use COMM 498 to fulfill your capstone requirement, you can double count a maximum of 3 credits of coursework in your degree toward both the concentration and one of either an option, a minor, or your capstone requirement.

After you've applied to graduate, we'll provide instructions for how to declare the concentration so that it will appear on your academic transcript.

International Business concentration requirements
Participation in an approved international study abroad or exchange program. The program must be credit-bearing and a minimum of five weeks in duration.
3 credits from:
COMM 498International Business Management    
9 credits from:

Approved internationally-oriented courses (Commerce or non-Commerce).  Please note, language courses do not fulfill this requirement.

IB acceptable internationally-oriented course list  

Will the International Business concentration appear on my transcript?

Yes! Successful completion of the International Business concentration will be noted on your transcript after graduation.

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