International Business Studies, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Minimum grade of C in all courses used to meet major requirements.
  • At least 50 percent of the business semester hours required for the degree must be earned at UNC Greensboro.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses 

Students should plan to complete the pre-admission courses by the end of the sophomore year, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Courses used to meet Bryan School Pre-Admission and Bryan School Common Business Core requirements cannot be used to fulfill major or concentration requirements in the following majors: ACCT, BADM, ECOS, ENTR, FINC, INTB, ISSC, HTMT, or MKTG.

See the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics for more information.

Blueprint for Personal Development
and Blueprint for Professional Development
Blueprint for Personal and Professional Development
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economic and Business Statistics I
Foundations for Analytics using Spreadsheets
Information Systems for Decision Making
Select one of the following:
Exploring Writing in College Contexts
Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse: Written Communication
College Writing I
Completion of one of the following:
College Algebra
Algebra with Business Applications
Calculus with Business Applications
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Mathematics for the Life Sciences
Calculus for the Life Sciences
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Calculus A
Calculus B

Bryan School Common Business Core

Global and Cultural Development
Leadership Development
Introduction to Communication Studies
The International Economy
Business Finance I
Introduction to International Business
Organizational Behavior
The Legal Environment of Business
Business Policy and Strategy *
Business Communication & Innovation
Principles of Marketing
Ethical Issues in Business
Ethical Issues in Entrepreneurship
Operations Management
Global Sustainability Elective - One chosen from the list below: **
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Global Crossings: Topics in Images, Media, and Texts
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Introduction to Sustainable Development

Hospitality and Tourism Management majors are exempt from the MGT 491 requirement; a similar course, HTM 491, is taken within the major requirements.


Or other approved Global Sustainability elective.

Major Course Work

  • Minimum grade of C in all courses used to meet major requirements.
Foreign Language *6
Completion of 6 credits in a foreign language at the intermediate level (203-204 level) or above.
Global Experiences **3
Experience Business Abroad
Required Course Work6
International Business: Operations and Environments in Foreign Jurisdictions
Current Issues in International Business
Electives within the Major 19
Select 9 credits from the following:
Organizational Leadership
International Entrepreneurship
Sales Leadership
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Financial Institutions and Markets
Business Finance II
Human Resource Management
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Recruitment and Selection in Organizations
Training and Development in Organizations
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Management Process Skills
Employment and Human Resource Law
Honors Work
Introduction to Retailing
Sales Leadership
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Promotion Management in Esports
Fundamentals of Marketing Research
Consumer Behavior
International Marketing
Honors Work
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Non-native speakers of English may be exempted from the foreign language requirements upon approval from the department. The department may require the student to demonstrate evidence of fluency in the native language. Students that have lived and studied abroad may be exempt from the study abroad requirement upon approval from the department. The approval will depend on the length of the time abroad and the significance of the educational activities.


MGT 303, one semester of study abroad, other approved electives, or short-term study abroad programs.


9 credits at the 300-level and above selected from the courses below or 300-level and above courses with the LLC prefix or other electives approved by Bryan School Undergraduate Student Services or approved by the faculty advisor.


Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Disciplinary Honors in Management 


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below. 
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
  • A minimum grade of B in all course work applicable to Disciplinary Honors in Management.
Senior Honors Project3-6
Select one course from the following:
Honors Work
Honors Work
Senior Honors Project *
Select 6-9 credits of Honors course work in the major6-9
Select 0-3 credits of other Honors course work0-3

Department of Management students are allowed to complete their Senior Honors (to count inside the major) by registering for their Senior Honors project as MGT 493/ BUS 493, (or if they have completed all their major requirements they can choose to take it as HSS 490.


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Management; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

See Eloise McCain Hassell for further information and guidance about Disciplinary Honors in Management. To apply: Disciplinary Honors Application.