International Business - Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business is intended for those who plan to work for government agencies or firms with operations abroad or between the United States and foreign countries.  The program prepares you for positions requiring knowledge of international payments, foreign exchange markets, global marketing, export and import procedures, and international investments.

In addition to completing the general education requirements, College of Business foundation courses, business core courses, and Viewing a Wider World requirements, candidates for a bachelor of business administration in International Business must complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better:

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3
A ST 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (or equivalent)3
or A ST 311 Statistical Applications
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Requirements for Major Courses

Candidates must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the following major course requirements:

International Business Core Courses 1
I B 351International Business3
I B 450International Economics3
I B 475International Finance3
or I B 449 Open Economy Macroeconomics
I B 489Senior Seminar in International Business3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Developing Nations3
Economic Development of Latin America3
International Business and Economic Environments3
Comparative Economic Systems3
Functional area in business ( 15 credits of upper-division courses in a single functional area of business beyond those elsewhere required for the I B major) 215
Total Credits30

At least 12 of the 15 credit hours counted toward the international business core courses must be earned at NMSU (not to include courses completed on study abroad).


At least 9 of the 15 credit hours counted toward the international business functional area must be earned at NMSU (not to include courses completed on study abroad).

Other Requirements for the Major

Foreign language: Students must demonstrate oral and written proficiency at the intermediate mid-level according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines. (Process for demonstrating proficiency to be coordinated with the NMSU Department of Languages and Linguistics. Any costs associated with proficiency demonstration will be paid by the student.)

International experience requirement: Students must partake of an international experience equivalent to a semester abroad in a university where the language of instruction is not English. The department will determine appropriateness of international experience. Study abroad programs must be pre-approved by IB advisors and Department Head.