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As the business world and global economy become increasingly international and interconnected, successful leaders need more than a traditional business degree to stay competitive. A well-rounded base of knowledge, experience, and skills ” integrating international themes, foreign cultures, and foreign languages are essential to truly understand the foundation of international business environment. These credentials will contribute to a meaningful and successful career path in business.
The International Business (INB) major is grounded in the Rollins’ commitment to educate students for active citizenship and ethical leadership in a global society and to prepare graduates for productive careers.
The requirements for the International Business major are:
- Seventeen (17) courses, including nine (9) core courses, one (1) international business internship, two (2) International Business electives, five (5) foreign language and area studies courses,
- International experience,
- INB majors/minors must earn a grade of C or better in the following courses: INB 200 , BUS 230 , BUS 233 , and BUS 236 , and
- Earn a minimum academic average of a 2.00 (‘C’) for all courses taken at Rollins and achieve a minimum academic average of a 2.00 (‘C’) for all courses taken to fulfill major and minor.
If you major in INB you cannot major or minor in MGT. The major is compatible with the 3/2 program of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, in which students earn a B.A. and MBA in 5 years. If an INB major takes 3 or more courses in a specific subject, s/he can count this as concentration. This is subject to Department Director approval.
Residency and Distribution
INB majors must take all core courses at Rollins (except for courses taken by transfer students prior to admission to Rollins). INB 200 , BUS 450 , and all INB 300-level courses must be taken in the Business Department.
International Business Internship
INB majors are required to complete an internship (INB 397 ). INB majors may satisfy this requirement by (a) participating in a Rollins International Internship program (e.g., London, Spain, Costa Rica, China, and Australia), (b) a summer internship abroad, or (c) a local internship with a reflection paper on some aspect of international business. Students register for internships through the Office of Career Services.
INB majors are required to have a direct international experience. This requirement may be satisfied by (a) participating in a Rollins semester abroad program, (b) participating in an INB approved Rollins study abroad course, (c) by experience as an international student studying in the U.S., or (d) by extensive experience living or working abroad at age 16 or older. Students should document their international experience and provide supporting evidence and an essay describing their experience. The Department Director will determine whether or not the international experience satisfies the requirements for the INB major.
Language and Area Studies (5 Courses):
Proficiency in English and at least one (1) modern foreign language are essential for a successful career in international business. Foreign language substitutions do not apply to the INB major. To accommodate students with different learning styles and needs, the foreign language and area studies requirement of five courses may be satisfied in several ways. Choose one of the following:
- Students can compete five (5) courses in language/area studies, with at least one language at the 300 level and at least one area studies course at the 300 level.
- Students may satisfy this requirement by declaring and completing one (1) of the following majors/minors: French, German, Russian, Spanish.
- Students may satisfy this requirement by declaring and completing one (1) of the following majors/minors: Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, and Sustainable Development as long as INB language requirement of at least one (1) language course at 300 level is satisfied. Department of Modern Languages at Rollins offers 300 level courses in Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
- The foreign language requirement may be waived by demonstrating ‘native proficiency’ in a modern foreign language as determined by the Rollins College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or by passing a standardized test administered by the ACTFL Testing Office. Contact the International Business department director for more information. Receiving a foreign language waiver does not reduce the total number of courses required for the International Business major. Students receiving such a waiver are required to take five (5) area studies or other language courses with at least two (2) at the 300-400 level.
All courses offered at the 200 level and above by the Department of Modern Languages, including CHN, EUR, FRN, GMN, HBR, JPN, RSN, & SPN courses count as language or area studies.
Please see your advisor for additional courses that may be offered.
Additional Area Studies Courses are:
International Business Electives
- Students must take two of the following courses; at least one (1) must be at the 300-400 level.
- Students may satisfy this requirement by declaring and completing one of the Business concentrations.
Additional business courses (BUS, INB, or MGT prefix) not listed above may count as elective with Department Director approval.
Honors in International Business
Students interested in seeking Honors in International Business should consult the requirements listed under “Honors in the Major Field” in the College Catalog.
INB Majors have the option to earn a concentration in either Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Marketing. The concentrations are grounded in the Rollins’ commitment to educate students for active citizenship and ethical leadership in a global society and to prepare graduates for productive careers. Each concentration requires a core course and three (3) additional courses. Students must be in good standing with the college and carry the requisite GPA for their major. All prerequisites must be satisfied for students to take courses, or students must get instructor approval.
Family Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration