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Business Administration: International Business Overview

Develop the foundation you need to understand international business as well as political and cultural diversity.

With globalization, businesses all over are being forced to rethink their competitive strategies. Our bachelor's degree in International Business prepares you to do business globally. You'll be perfectly positioned for the ever expanding business world.

You'll learn from highly esteemed faculty comprised of business leaders with years of international experience. You will travel to business capitals around the world, like London, Hong Kong and New York. If you want to compete in today's dynamic and hyper-competitive marketplace, a bachelor's degree in International Business is invaluable.

International business translator at work.

Career Opportunities

International business graduates may seek positions such as: translator, foreign currency investment advisor and foreign sales representative.

What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage

  • Opportunities for global business trips to Europe, Asia, and Middle East
  • Executive faculty with real world experience
  • Affordable tuition & scholarships available
  • 30 minutes from Manhattan by train, bus or car
  • Manhattan campus in Herald Square
  • Fortune 500 network

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

What is the first step in the admissions process?

Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.

Is this program offered online?

Yes, the program is offered completely online.

Mercy College students studying abroad.

Learn by Doing: Travel Abroad

Check out our Mercy College students learning international business by actually traveling the world. From China to London, our students get real-world experience.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
ECON 125, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core: 30 Credits
Specialization: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.


Business Administration Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business must complete:

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing



Students must take all of the below:

  • POLS 370 International Relations
  • INBU 375 International Marketing
  • INBU 444 International Management
  • INBU 447 International Finance


  • INBU 450 Applied Res Analysis-Int'l Bus (mandatory for specialization)
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses. 

*There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the specialization, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internship.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in international business
  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of an international business decision