International Business Option
This option is available at Corvallis campus and OSU-Cascades within the following majors:
- Business Administration
- Business Analytics
- Business Information Systems
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management
The International Business option prepares students for positions in organizations engaged in international trade. Students study the economic, political, geographical, and socio-cultural factors that impact business across national boundaries. Areas of greatest opportunity for overseas assignments are with service organizations such as banks, consulting firms and accounting firms; with import/export firms; with governmental organizations; and in marketing and financial management areas of multinational firms. A career in international business can lead to exciting and rewarding opportunities abroad. Most multinational business firms, however, hire new employees first for domestic assignments in order to provide them with a thorough knowledge of the firm, its products, and its policies, or for specific assignments in one of the functional areas of the business, before providing overseas opportunities.
Because the majority of employees who eventually hold high-level positions in an international business start in entry-level positions within business areas, all international business students must also complete requirements for a primary discipline within a business. These disciplines include the majors in accountancy, business administration (Entrepreneurship, General Business, and Hospitality Management options), business information systems, finance, management and marketing.
Students earn this option with a minimum of one quarter term of study abroad through an international exchange or study abroad program approved by the College of Business. Students must complete a minimum of 15 quarter credits in business or business-related course work. The successfully completed course work must articulate back to OSU as courses that extend the knowledge and skills attained within the business core (that is, they cannot be used as a direct substitute for a business core course). Within the Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange program offered through the College of Business, all courses offered by the partner schools are taught in English.
Option Code: 190
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities for new business ventures and evaluate their potential for business success.
- Understand the implementation issues including financial, legal, operational and administrative procedures involved in starting new business ventures.
- Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead by using team building skills and facilitating collaborative behaviors in the accomplishment of group goals and objectives.
- Recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social responsibility.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical behavior appropriate to specific business situations.
- Identify and analyze business problems and opportunities and formulate recommendations for courses of action.
- Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support organizational decision making.
- Assess how organizations create value in their global supply chains through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information.
- Describe the concept of competitive advantage and how it may be achieved through strategic and tactical methods.
- Analyze the information content of organizational processes.
- Define markets and apply marketing concepts and principles using a customer focus to effectively sell products and services.
- Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical, legal and strategic concerns relating to human resource and organizational management.
- Make basic investment and financing decisions for a business using financial management concepts, and methods.
|INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ORIENTATION
|IMPACT OF CULTURE ON BUSINESS
|Select a minimum of 15 credits of business or business related course work 1
Completed on an approved international exchange or study aboard program
Students must earn this option with one term of study abroad through an approved College of Business international exchange. Courses in these programs are taught in English.
Option Code: 190