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Associate Degree in International Business

University of the Potomac’s International Business Associate Degree program consists of specialized international business courses, related business subjects and general studies classes. The program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level career in global firms and similar jobs in private, governmental and nonprofit organizations. If they choose to do so, students will also be aptly prepared to enter a Bachelor’s Degree program in international affairs.

Begin your career path to international business at University of the Potomac!
This Associate degree career program is intended to provide students with the leadership abilities that are considered desirable for a variety of positions in global firms and private, governmental and nonprofit organizations. Our International Business Degree program is offered at both of our school locations in Washington D.C. campus as well as at our Herndon, Virginia campus.

University of the Potomac is an accredited school with an International Business Associate’s Degree Program especially designed to prepare students for further graduate study in a wide variety of fields that can lead to advanced business degrees in different areas of international affairs. Our education program classes allow students to become experienced with information technology, while pursuing an educational program that helps them become familiar with the many different aspects of global business. A successful international businessperson utilizes effective business strategies and skills in an international context. University of the Potomac’s program includes basic degree classes that deal with the many different explicit areas of business practices in a complex and developing international economy.

International Business Program Mission

The mission of the Associate of Science degree in International Business is to prepare students for entry-level positions in global firms, as well as positions in private, governmental and nonprofit organizations.

Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Associate of Science in International Business are able to:

  • Define how social, economic and political paradigms impact ethical issues in various international business strategic planning situations.
  • Work in teams, apply problem-solving knowledge to effectively communicate legal issues pertaining to international business law and international business operations.
  • Demonstrate the use of oral and written communication to analyze and present economic and financial information in the area of international business.
  • Discover the nature, significance and context of managerial activities as undertaken by
    leadership in various organizations in international business contexts.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business

strategies that relate to international business management.

Global Business Professional

The lower division required international business courses prepare students for the examination leading to certification as a Certified Global Business Professional offered by NASBITE.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in International Business, students must earn 60 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program course requirements are listed in the credit requirements section below.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

General Education Requirements (18 Credits)

  • COMP 125 Computer Fundamentals
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Required Management Courses (21 Credits)

  • ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis

Required International Business Courses (21 Credits)

  • BUS 270 International Business Law
  • BUS 290 Strategies for International Business Ventures
  • MGMT 218 Comparative Economic System
  • MGMT 235 International Business
  • MGMT 260 Cross Cultural Management
  • MGMT 275 International Trade and Practices
  • MRKT 230 International Marketing

TOTAL CREDITS – 60 CREDITS

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