Go global with an international business
SBU’s International Business degree will equip students to
develop a foundation of business skills, as well as political and cultural
diversity, which will prepare them for cross-cultural business opportunities
and situations. With more corporations going global, there is a significant
need for employees who are trained in international business.
Students also have the opportunity to receive credit through a study
abroad semester or participating on an International Business department
trip. Previous trips include Italy, Greece, and France.
The SBU Advantage
- With our emphasis on a personalized, Christ-centered
education and college experience, you will leave SBU better prepared to be a
Christ-like servant in the business world of the future.
- SBU's College
of Business and Computer Science has achieved special accreditation through
the “teaching-focused” Association of Collegiate Business Schools and
- All of our faculty have work experience in the disciplines in
which they teach and none teach in more than three subject areas. Four
faculty members have received the University’s Distinguished Teacher award.
- A team-approach in teaching prepares students for the job market.
The Bachelor of Science requires 27-29 hours of
International Business courses that are in addition to general education and
graduation requirements and completion of the COBACS 45-hour curriculum. The
degree requires 6-8 hours of Modern Language or Second Language Proficiency
plus 6 hours of upper-level COBACS courses. The requirement may be replaced
with a study abroad semester.
Clubs and Organizations
- Delta Epsilon Chi (Accounting Club): A campus organization designed
to foster community and academic enrichment for students pursuing
degrees in either Accounting or Accounting and Information Assurance.
SBU Accounting students benefit from a variety of activities and trips
throughout the year. The organization name comes from the accounting
phrase (D)ebits (E)qual (C)redits.
- Delta Mu Delta: A national business administration honor society
that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at
qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that
fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business
community through life-time membership.
- Enactus: Formerly Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), SBU Enactus is
a team of servant leaders that promotes free enterprise education as a
critical means of preparing others to lead rewarding, self-sufficient
lives in a global society.
Working in partnership with business and
higher education, Enactus is a global, not-for-profit that organizes and
motivates teams of university students who teach others an understanding
of the principles and values of market economics.
SBU Enactus has
won its regional competition 29 of the past 30 years and gone on to
succeed at the national level. In 2013, SBU Enactus finished in the Top
8 in the country!
Available private scholarships include:
Gary and Jane
Black Excellence Scholarship
Dr. B. E. Clark Distinguished Student
Van and Pearl Clark Memorial Scholarship
Soo Farr and Siew
Lin Lam Scholarship
Patrick Andrew Halligan Memorial Scholarship
Gladys Henderson Scholarship
Jack Henry and Associates Scholarship
Ralph Stufflebam Scholarship
Dexter Yager Business Scholarship
Internships are available in local and
Our graduates are
working for companies around the world.
Psalm 15: In an effort to encourage dialogue and in hopes of ingraining
Christian perspectives in business and computer science students, the
College has adopted Psalm 15 as a guiding principle for our students. The
College is specifically dedicated to producing “Psalm 15 Professionals” for
servant leadership roles in business and computer science. Using Psalm 15 as
a basis, eight character traits that should be hallmarks of students and
graduates of the College are Integrity, Service, Respect, Charity,
Faithfulness, Truthfulness, Humility, and Perseverance.
College CORE Curriculum
- ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting
- An introduction to the concepts and principles underlying
accounting and financial information as used in operating a
business. Basic fundamentals of financial accounting from both a
preparer’s and a user’s perspective will be presented. The impact of
business events on an entity’s financial position will be emphasized
through an understanding of an organization’s operating, investing,
and financial activities.
- ACC 2043 Principles of Managerial Accounting
- A study of managerial accounting that focuses on the role of
accounting in the improvement of management practices and pays
specific attention to: cost accumulation, cost behavior, accounting
analysis, budgeting, management decision-making and control,
time-value-of-money and capital budgeting.
- BUS 2013 Business Communication
- A general introduction to the uses of communication in the
business world today. Four major sections include basic language
usage; communication foundations and writing principles; business
letters, memos and emails; and problem analysis and report writing.
- BUS 2023 Business Statistics
- An introduction to business statistics. Students will calculate
and interpret measures of center and dispersion. Normal, binomial,
Chi-square, F, t, and Poisson distributions, elementary probability,
sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals,
linear correlation, simple and multiple regression, contingency
tables and computer applications are also covered.
- BUS 3073 Legal Environment of Business
- Ethical, social and legal issues in business environment. The
development and resolution of contemporary issues found in the
business environment. Emphasis on the perspective and systematic
approach to the law to such issues. Topical areas: legal history,
reasoning, procedure; environmental, administrative, criminal and
- CIS 3303 Systems Management
- This course examines the issues and challenges involved in the
management and implementation of information systems. It includes a
foundational understanding of information technology, an overview of
the correlation between business and information systems, and the
challenges associated with the integration of multiple applications
across a variety of platforms.
- ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
- A study of economic principles with emphasis upon
microeconomics. Includes a study of economics of the firm, consumer
demand theory and current problems.
- ECO 2033 Principles of Macroeconomics
- Study of the basic principles of macroeconomics designed to give
a broad understanding of the economy. Emphasis upon aggregate
problems and issues considered important to the nation.
- FIN 3053 Business Finance
- Study of the principles of financing short-term and long-term
capital needs of business firms in keeping with an objective of
maximizing the firm's value to its shareholders, i.e., stock price.
Special attention given to Capital Asset Pricing Model, the various
capital budget theories and computer applications.
- LDR 4043 Ethics and Professional Development
- A senior-level course that equips the graduating student with
the life skills and information necessary for making the transition
from college to the professional world. Emphases will be placed on
career development, etiquette, and personal financial planning.
Particular attention will be given to the role of personal and
- MGT 3013 Principles of Management
- The study of the process of management, which is the
coordination of all the resources of organizations in order to
achieve organizational objectives. The management process will be
described, analyzed and applied to all types of organizations,
indicating the universality of management.
- MGT 3033 Operations Management
- An introduction to operations management, which is the design,
operation and improvement of the processes that transform inputs
into finished goods and services so as to meet the goals of both
manufacturing and service organizations. Students learn how to apply
the basic analytical models to operations decisions involving
planning, scheduling and controlling product and service facilities,
product and service design, processes, cost, quality, quantity
assurance, production, capacity, inventory management, just-in-time
production, supply chain management, project management and
- MGT 4083 Strategic Management
- Examine the cooperation that must exist across various
functional areas of the business to effectively scan the environment
and formulate, implement, evaluate and control corporate objectives,
strategies, and policies in order to positively influence the
long-term performance of the organization. A business simulation
program will be extensively utilized to reinforce the objectives of
the course. This course is the capstone requirement for majors in
computer information science and all majors from the Departments of
Accounting and Business Administration.
- MKT 3023 Principles of Marketing
- The study of the system of activities that constitute marketing
with emphasis on the principles, policies and strategies utilized to
identify and satisfy the needs and wants of consumers. The universal
application of marketing management in all forms or organizations is
- BUS 1193 Business Calculus
- Derivatives and antiderivatives of functions inclusive of
exponential and logarithmic, with applications to business and
economics. NOTE: A student who takes BUS/MAT 1193 and MAT 1195 will
receive credit for only MAT 1195.
- BUS 4053 International Business
- Introduction to the multinational business organization and
environmental factors of international business. Emphasis on the
development of sound problem-solving, decision-making methods in the
analysis of environmental and organizational variables. The course
also examines strategies for firms involved in marketing across
national borders and in other countries. Special attention is given
to planning and implementing marketing mix variables in
- BUS 4773 International Experience
- Inter-cultural experience and international travel. Requires a
minimum of four weeks spent outside of the United States. For
International Business program students, the country should ideally
correspond to the specific modern language chosen in the degree
plan. Students are responsible for costs of international travel and
- ECO 3053 International Economics/Finance
- A study of theory and policy related to international capital
flows, exchange rates, and financial management. International
- ECO/FIN 4173 History of Finance and Economic Thought
- An introduction of the different economic schools of thought as
well as recent economic developments. This course will also provide
an introduction of the development of major topics in the field of
- ICS 4313 World Religions
- This course introduces students to the thought and practice of
world religions including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism,
Islam and animism. Consideration also is given to the issues of
religious pluralism, theology of religions, and the appropriate
response to each.
- MKT 4253 Social Media Marketing
- Explores the fundamentals, opportunities, and challenges of
Social Media Marketing. Students will be required to build and
participate in Web 2.0 sites (social networking sites, blogs, wikis,
video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups, and
folksonomies). After completing the course, students will know how
to strategically integrate Web 2.0 into a company’s marketing plan.
6-8 hours of Modern Language or Upper-Level COBACS courses
Choose one of the following:
- POL 3313 International Relations
- An in-depth study of relations among the nations of the world
and the problems which arise with their constantly increasing
- POL 3323 Comparative Government Relations
- A comparison of different kinds of political systems in the
various regions of the world. The U.S. style of democracy will be
compared with parliamentary systems, middle eastern and African
authoritarianism, socialist systems, Asian democracies and Latin
- COM 3333 Intercultural Communications
- This course will cover a wide variety of intercultural issues as
they pertain to media, religion, business, politics, education,
health care and interpersonal communication. A balanced emphasis
will be placed on developing intercultural awareness and competence.