Stephen F. Austin State University

International Business

The International Business major provides students with a broad-based business management education with an international perspective, focusing on a general understanding of the economic, political, historical, geographical and cultural factors that affect international business opportunities, strategies, policies and practices. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to cover the international business environment so that its affects on business opportunities and problems are clearly understood.

Students pursuing an international business major must qualify for a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Students must complete 27 hours of interdisciplinary courses in addition to the core requirements for the Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Proficiency at the intermediate level in one foreign language is required for international business majors. The international business minor (18-20 hours) is available for business and non-business students interested in a broad-based business education with an international perspective.

The minor in electronic business prepares students to be actively involved with using the Internet and other digital technology for advertising, organizational communication, training, management and other business activities. Also included are e-business activities involving buying and selling, which are commonly called e-commerce. The electronic business minor (21 hours) is available for both business and non-business students.

Student Organizations

Interaction with faculty and students colleagues is an important part of the educational process. SFA's management, marketing and international business programs encourage this activity by supporting informal faculty-student mentoring. Faculty are regularly available to students for consultation. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM). Both groups provide opportunities for the interaction with participating business professionals through seminars and field trips.

Outstanding students may be eligible for induction into Sigma Iota Epsilon (honorary fraternity in management), Mu Kappa Tau (honorary fraternity in marketing), and Epsilon Chi Omicron (honorary fraternity in international business).

For more information contact the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business at mmib@sfasu.edu or 936.468.4103.