International trade and globalization are major drivers in business today. The ability of firms to remain competitive and flourish increasingly depends on their management’s ability to understand, navigate, and serve global markets. As noted by the Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley, almost 31% of the world’s output of goods and services crosses a national border; this is up 10% from the mid-1990s and double the pre-globalization ratio of the mid-1970s. The trend line will continue.
If you wish to broaden your global horizons and build a career in international business, then the International Business Emphasis curriculum is designed specifically for you.
Senior practitioners regularly comment on the significant shortage of “global trade literate,” culturally sensitive managers. Those with such skills are in high demand, and firms are concerned that such talent is not being developed in sufficient numbers.
With a degree in Business Administration: International Business, you will be prepared for career opportunities in:
The CUI School of Business is constantly creating innovative ways to encourage our learning in the ever-changing field of business.- Jennifer Powers '10
The School of Business at CUI provides students with a well-rounded education; they teach students not only how to be successful, but how to keep their morals, values and faith intact throughout their career.- Amy Stockman '09
As you research Business Schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. The Concordia School of Business chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with IACBE to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.
This flowchart shows the required business emphasis courses you will need to take to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: International Business emphasis. If you have any questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Business Administration Core
ECO 201 A survey of the scope and methods of the study of economics; the principles underlying the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of wealth; and various economic problems. The systematic investigation of the market structure of American capitalism, encompassing the production and distribution of income, welfare economics and current domestic problems.
ECO 202 An introduction to specific aspects of the economy such as households, firms and markets. The investigation of supply and demand in the product market, the perfectly competitive market, monopoly and imperfect competition and the role of government in private economy are discussed. Attention will be given to economic challenges of the future.
International Business Emphasis
*one not taken in the core
Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.
Graduates from Concordia University Irvine’s School of Business are putting their degrees to work and excelling in various professional callings and postgraduate studies.
Paul Greive ’07
Founder, Primal Pastures
MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Paul Greive left a steady job to start a pasture-raised chicken farm with his family. The business has found growing success in the past three years.
Ryan Austin ’14
“An Inside Look at Going Public”
Ryan Austin spent his last semester at Concordia interning for The New Home Company (NHC). During his internship, Ryan was a part of an important transition for the company: NHC when it went public.
The value of an education is demonstrated by the success our graduates enjoy upon completion of their degree. Concordia University Irvine grads are respected in the many industries in which they find skillful work. Here are just a few of the places our alumni have recently been employed.
Today's employers are looking for applicants that work well with a team, are good at decision-making and have excellent communication skills. Our Career Services Office, Business Department, and relationships within our surrounding community afford you the chance to practice these skills outside the classroom.
As a Business Administration major, you can combine your business emphasis with an additional business emphasis (dual emphasis), a related business minor, another major (dual major), or a pre-professional program. Opportunities also exist where you can earn a dual degree by studying in Paris for a year or transition directly into our MBA program.
The School of Business offers many opportunities for you to become involved with on-campus events, clubs, and organizations. Our students also regularly participate (and excel) in national competitions with business students from other universities.
Every student pursuing a bachelor degree in business is required to complete an internship before graduation. Concordia enjoys good working relationships with a large number of businesses in Southern California. Below are just a few examples of where our students have interned.
Professors in the School of Business are active participants in helping you reach your educational goals. Our courses are developed and delivered by faculty who integrate classroom techniques with best business practices, real-world experience, as well as a Christian moral, ethical, and value perspective of leadership.
Prof. Michael Kinnen
Michael Kinnen is an expert in finance with over 20 years' managerial and executive experience in valuation and management consulting; he has 10 years' experience teaching at the university level. Prior to embarking on a career in teaching, Michael served corporate clients as an authority on valuation issues in engagements related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation, capital budgeting, solvency, and restructuring. Michael is also an expert in leadership development, is actively involved in instructional design, learning program development, and performing leadership assessments for Fortune 50 companies.
Prof. Kim Chatani
Professor Kim Chatani is a professor in the MBA and undergraduate business programs and teaches Accounting and Finance undergraduate courses. He has had an impressive career, with experience including numerous senior level positions at notable organizations and audit and consulting clientele including many global and large enterprises. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA), and a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA). He is also a published author and expert on the topics of fraud and cyber-security.
Prof. George Wright
George W. Wright, CPA, is the Administrative Dean for the School of Business. His background includes exhaustive, global business experience as a senior executive in accounting, finance, and information technology, as well as advanced degrees in Finance and Accountancy. He is a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator/Trainer focusing on leadership development, change management, and team building.
One of our greatest assets at Concordia University, Irvine is our dedicated faculty. In a small learning environment, our professors care about you—not just your performance—and they cultivate lifelong mentoring relationships with the students they teach.
Learn more about Concordia's School of Business from the student handbook.
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