Stephen F. Austin State University

International Business

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is the largest of the four departments in the Nelson Rusche College of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The department maintains a commitment to excellence. The department faculty, through quality instruction, service to the community, and scholarly activity, consistently provides high quality in the McGee Business-Building. The department suite is located in Room 403.

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 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. 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 Epsilon Chi Omicron. This organization, founded in 1987 at James Madison University, is the international honor society for international business. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize scholarly achievement. Junior standing and a 3.25 overall GPA are among the membership requirements.

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