Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How long does it take?

This 120 credit program is designed to be completed in four years.

Who can apply? 

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED.

What will I learn in a bachelor's degree in international business program?

The international business major provides an interdisciplinary program of study which combines international and foreign language studies with a business degree. This degree is great for students seeking to work in the international business world, as the program focuses on the principles and practices of businesses that cross national boundaries to operate in the global business environment. Each participant has the opportunity to specialize in a particular region — Asia and the Pacific, Europe or the Americas.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of fundamental business knowledge and practices.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively communicate within a business environment.
  • Use information technology to support business analysis and operations.
  • Recognize, evaluate and resolve ethical issues, both personally and organizationally.
  • Develop a global business perspective and will have the knowledge and skills to conduct business internationally.

Learn more about the department

The international business faculty are a community of scholars in a variety of disciplines who focus on the principles and practices of business that crosses national boundaries to operate successfully in the global business environment. 

Specializations in the international business program

  • International business concentrations

    The international business major provides an interdisciplinary program of study which combines international and foreign language studies with a business degree. This major prepares students to be effective in international business transactions.

    Students wishing to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in International Business need to select a business concentration (accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing), take two years of a single foreign language, and select a regional track consistent with their language studies.

  • Regional language tracks

    In addition to completing two years of study in a single language (i.e., the successful completion of a fourth semester college course, or the equivalent), students need to choose a regional track related to their foreign language, and must take courses specifically related to it in conversation, culture, geography, history, and political science. 

    • Chinese - Asian Track
    • French - European Track
    • German - European Track 
    • Italian - European Track 
    • Japanese - Asian Track 
    • Portuguese Track 
    • Spanish - European Track 
    • Spanish - Latin American Track

    Learn more about Regional Language Tracks

Careers with a degree in international business

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

The strength of the college is its people.

At the College of Business we provide premier business education, preparing students to become competitive, ethical and innovative business professionals to drive economic development and improve quality of life for all.

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