Bachelor of Science in International Business, BSIB/International Management, MSIM

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements, Differences and Diversity (DD), Natural and Designed World (ND), and Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) are not explicitly satisfied by required courses in the business curriculum at this time. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements, and if these are not fulfilled in required major courses, they should use general electives to do so.

Business Core 

ACCT 1202Financial Accounting in a Global Context4
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
FINA 2202Financial Management in a Global Context4
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4
MKTG 2202Introduction to Marketing in a Global Context4

 International Business Requirements

INTB 1202Becoming a Global Manager4
INTB 2202Analyzing the Global Business Environment4
INTB 3202Managing the International Assignment4
INTB 4202Executing Global Strategy4

General Education 

ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3304Advanced Writing in the Business Administration Professions4
BUSN 1100Introduction to Planning for Business Co-op and Careers1
BUSN 1102Personal Skill Development for Business1
BUSN 1103Professional Development for Business Co-op1

Language Proficiency or Minor Requirement

Students must test to a level of B1 proficiency in the language of their destination to qualify for their expatriate year.

Note: Students who opt for the expatriate year in England or Ireland must complete a globally focused general minor to earn the BSIB degree.  A list of qualifying minors may be found on the main D'Amore McKim School of Business Undergraduate page.


Complete the required concentration appropriate to your program.  A second concentration is optional. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below. Certain concentrations require additional prerequisites. Please consult your academic advisor to ensure you have met these requirements.

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete two six-month co-op experiences.

Business GPA Requirement

A minimum 2.000 GPA in business courses is required.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Complete two of the following:8
Accounting Information Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
Business, Economics, and History of Hispaniola and Latin America
Field Research in Sustainable Business
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
Family Business in Italy
New Venture Laboratory Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Social Impact Investing: Connecting Compassion and Capital
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
Microfinance: Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Developing World
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Global Entrepreneurship
Microfinance and Economic Development in Latin America
Base of Pyramid Innovation
Sustainability in the Latin American Business Environment
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland
Family Business: A Global Perspective
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Entrepreneurship and Intrapraneurship in Innovation-Driven Markets
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Risk Management and Insurance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4501Skills for Managerial Success4
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing Healthcare Organizations: Critical Challenges and New Approaches
Managing Human Capital
Social Networks and Organizations
Managing Global Teams Virtually and Locally
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics
Leadership Seminar
Understanding Family Enterprise

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards
Data Mining for Business
Special Topics in Information Technology Management
Accounting Information Systems
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics

Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Analytics
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management

BSIB/MSIM Admissions Requirements

Students are required to apply for admission to the BSIB/MSIM program. The following are prerequisites for students entering the program:
Business Statistics
Managing the International Assignment
and Cultural Aspects of International Business
Financial Accounting and Reporting
and Financial Accounting in a Global Context
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting in a Global Context
Financial Management
and Financial Management in a Global Context
At least one one semester (fall or spring) of study abroad, which must include upper-level course work toward the business degree
Two six-month co-op placements (one completed overseas)

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken As an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Required Courses
INTB 6260Advanced Topics in Global Management and Strategy3
or STRT 6200 Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment
FINA 6209Introduction to International Accounting and Finance (or Finance Elective)3
MGSC 6209Business Statistics3
or STRT 6210 Workforce Metrics and Analytics
MSIM Curriculum Elective
Complete two or three elective courses that fulfill the Master of Science in International Management Curriculum. See your advisor for an approved list. Students should also consult their academic advisor for an individualized plan as courses may be subject to change.6-9