International Affairs and International Business, BS

Students who pursue this combined major will have the opportunity to learn how international business practices influence and are influenced by state-society interactions such as labor rights, trade practices, climate and sustainability priorities, political implications, as well international institutions.

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.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

International Affairs Requirements

Introduction to College
Complete one of the following:1
International Affairs at Northeastern
Personal Skill Development for Business
Required International Affairs Courses
A grade of C or higher is required for ECON courses.
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
INTL 4700Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs4
International Affairs Elective
Complete two of the following:8
Global Population and Development
Women and World Politics
Cities in a Global Context
Climate and Development
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
International Experiential Learning
Complete one of the following:
One semester of study-abroad experience
One co-op abroad experience
Two Dialogue of Civilizations (summer programs)
Two summer traditional study-abroad experiences
One experience and one Dialogue of Civilizations or one summer traditional study-abroad experience
Two approved short-term programs abroad

Regional Analysis Requirement

Complete three of the following, two of which must be in one region. Select courses taken during a semester study abroad or specific Dialogue of Civilizations courses may count as regional analysis courses pending approval of the international affairs head faculty adviser. See department for additional courses: 12
Africa Today
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Anthropology of Africa
Business Economic History of South Africa
African History
Africa and the World in Early Times
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
World War II in the Pacific
Japanese Literature and Culture
History of Vietnam Wars
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
Modern Japan
History of Capitalism in East Asia
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Japanese Buddhism
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to Italian Culture
Cultural History of Spain
European Economic History
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
Europe in the Middle Ages, 500–1500
Hitler, Germany, and the Holocaust
Renaissance to Enlightenment
The Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Birth of Modern Britain
Britain and the British Empire
Independent Field Research Abroad: Central Europe
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Latin America
Latin American Society and Development
Latin American Society and Development
Latin American Film
Caribbean Literature and Culture
Latin American Culture, History, and Politics
New Narratives: Latin America after 1989
Literature, Arts, and Poverty in Latin America
Latin American Literature
Introduction to Latin American History
Latin American History through Film
Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
Middle East
Introduction to Arabic Culture
Economic History of the Middle East
Introduction to Middle Eastern History
Modern Middle East
The Mediterranean World: An Overview
Middle East Studies
The Arab Spring and Its Aftermath: Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges
Modern Israel
America and the Middle East
Politics of Islam and Gender
Democracy and Development in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Government and Politics in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Model Arab League
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Islam: Rituals, Traditions, and Debates
Jewish Religion and Culture
Introduction to Russian Civilization
History of the Soviet Union
Understanding Russia

Business Requirements

ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
Organizational Behavior
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
Business Core Option
Complete one of the following:4
Managerial Accounting
Management Information Systems
Supply Chain and Operations Management

Global Business and Strategy Concentration

Required Courses  
INTB 1202 Becoming a Global Manager 4
INTB 2202 Analyzing the Global Business Environment 4
INTB 4202 Executing Global Strategy 4
Elective Course  
Complete one of the following: 4
Cultural Aspects of International Business  
International Marketing  
International Financial Management  
Global Supply Chain Strategy  

Integrative Course Requirements

INTB 4202Executing Global Strategy4
INTL 4700Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs4

Supporting Courses

Co-op Preparation
BUSN 1103Professional Development for Business Co-op1
or EESH 2000 Professional Development for Co-op
Statistics Requirement
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4
or INTL 2718 Research Methods in International Affairs

Second Business Concentration (Optional)

A second business concentration is optional and may be chosen from the following list. 

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in business courses

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

The plan below is a sample. Students should consult with their academic adviser to confirm individual academic plans.

This program requires one of the following abroad options:

Semester-long student abroad experience; cooperative education abroad experience; two Dialogue of Civilizations (summer programs); two summer traditional study-abroad experiences; experience combined with either Dialogue of Civilizations or traditional summer study-abroad experience.

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114MGSC 2301 or INTL 27184NUpath 4MKTG 22014
INTB 12024INTL undergraduate elective4FINA 22014INTL undergraduate elective4
ECON 1115 or 11164ACCT 12014  
INTL 11014NUpath4  
BUSN 1102 or INTL 10001   
 17 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL undergraduate elective4Co-opCo-opElective4
INTL undergraduate elective4  Elective4
Complete one of the approved business core: ACCT 2301, ENTR 2301, MISM 2301, SCHM 23014  Student may choose to participate in a Dialogue of Civilizations experience
INTB 22024   
BUSN 1103 or EESH 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 34004Co-opCo-opElective4
ORGB 32014  Elective4
ENGW 3304 or 33154   
Complete one of the following:   
INTB 3310, FINA 4320, MKTG 4512, or SCHM 33014   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
INTL undergraduate elective4Elective4  
INTL 47004INTB 42024  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130