The BBA in International Business at MVNU prepares you to be effective in today’s international marketplace. Topics include comparative economic systems, international trade and finance, global marketing, and global strategy. It consists of the 33-credit-hour BBA Core, four program-specific courses, and a final business research project.

From our supportive, expert faculty, you learn key business principles and career management skills that enhance your ability to perform well in your position. They also help you discover new talents that you can use immediately in your workplace. Learn how to start the enrollment process for the BBA in International Business program today.

BBA Core

The foundational course, Personal Development and Research Skills, must be your first course, while Strategic Planning may only be taken after successful completion of all other BBA core courses.

Course Number: Course Name Hours
MAN3053Personal Development and Research Skills3
MAN3073Management and Leadership Techniques3
ECO3003Business Economics3
BIB3033Foundations of a Biblical Worldview3
ACC3013Business Accounting3
MAR3043Business Marketing3
MAN3123Managing Human Resources3
FIN3013Business Finance3
IBS3013Global Perspectives in Business3
MAN4043Business Ethics and Law3
MAN4033Strategic Planning3

BBA—International Business

Specific courses in the BBA—International Business program are listed below.

Course Number: Course Name Hours
IBS3063Global Marketing3
IBS3053Comparative Economic Systems3
IBS3073International Trade and Finance3
IBS3083Global Business Strategy3
BSS4093Business Research Project3


BBA Core

Personal Development and Research Skills (3)
This course is designed as an orientation course for adult students returning to higher education to complete an undergraduate degree. Topics to be covered in this course include: Personal goal development, adult learning methodology, temperament type analysis, adult study skills, time management, library research, literature reviews, personal assessment, and other subjects relevant to goal achievement in an academic environment.

Management and Leadership Techniques (3)
A study of management techniques and their application to the development of improved managerial effectiveness.

Business Economics (3)
Content includes basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and their applications to such subjects as competition versus monopoly, the role of government, economic stabilization policies, and international trade and finance. Special emphasis given to the theory of consumer choice and demand; comparative advantage and barriers to trade; the theory of producer choice and supply; price and output determination in various competitive environments; markets for labor, capital and natural resources; income distribution; resource allocation; the role of government in regulating, financing and producing in the economy, including analysis of the social choice framework within which democratic decisions are made.

Foundations of a Biblical Worldview (3)
A foundational study of the Bible and a biblical understanding of the world. Special emphasis is given to the Bible, theology, biblical interpretation and worldview with a view toward contemporary issues and personal applications.

Business Accounting (3)
An overview of the basic topics in financial and managerial accounting for students who have no or minimal prior knowledge of accounting and finance. Special emphasis is given to how accounting and finance reports are used by leaders in various organizations.

Business Marketing (3)
An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. The basic objectives are to provide an introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in the firm and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making.

Managing Human Resources (3)
A study of the role of human resource management as a staff function within the organization. The human resource management functions of recruitment, interviewing, human resource planning, equal employment, job analysis, wage and salary administration, management development, training, compensation, and labor relations are examined. An investigation of the interpersonal relationships of employees in the organizational setting is also considered.

Business Finance (3)
An overview of basic concepts in the field of financial management. Special emphasis is given to how finance is used by leaders in organizations.

Global Perspectives in Business (3)
A study on how businesses operate in a global business environment. Various aspects of business will be investigated to see how these are applied internationally. These aspects will include trade theory, marketing, finance and human resource management.

Business Ethics and Law (3)
A study of ethical and legal theories as they relate to various contemporary problems in the business world. The nature, formation and system of law in the United States is applied in the modern business environment. Emphasis is placed on class participation and practical application. Special emphasis is given to the biblical foundation of values and the application of Christian ethical principles in the business world.

Strategic Planning (3)
A capstone course focusing on the strategic long-range planning process. The course involves an examination of the development, implementation, and formulation of business strategy and policy, and stresses the need for awareness of and accommodation to change in the company’s internal and external environments. Generic business strategies and techniques for analyzing strategies are explored. Special emphasis is given to integrating decisions in business with the Christian faith.

BBA—International Business

Global Marketing (3)
An introduction to the theory and practice of international marketing management, including marketing to national domestic markets. Special emphasis is given to the international environment, market research and market entry, product planning and strategy, and management of international marketing functions.

Comparative Economic Systems (3)
An introduction to the comparative study of economic systems, ideological foundations and institutional arrangements. Special emphasis is given to capitalism, market oriented economies, and transitional economies moving from centralized planning to market oriented structures.

International Trade and Finance (3)
A survey of analytical and institutional aspects of international trade and finance. Special emphasis is given to balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international monetary arrangements and financial flows.

Global Business Strategy (3)
An introduction to current literature in international business management practices. Special emphasis is given to international business management and strategy, corporate finance and control, organizational management and behavior.

Business Research Project (3)
A course in which students develop skills in the researching, writing and presenting scientific descriptive and empirical research. In the research project, the student solves a significant management or business problem, makes an important enterprise decision, capitalizes on a business venture, and implements a plan of action to improve the company or agency.
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