International Business

The program provides training for entry in careers in corporations with a global orientation, particularly multinational corporations, export-import firms, banks, transportation and logistics, and government and international agencies involved in international trade, finance, and economic development.

International Business Requirements

Requirements for International Business Majors:

1. Admission requires a GPA of 3.0 (subject to revision) in the first four courses listed below.
2. The minimum GPA is 2.7 for courses taken for the major in finance at Queens College.
3. No Individual Grade below C- is accepted.
4. No more than 21 credits can be transferred into the program from other colleges.

18 Required Courses and 3 Electives as follows:
1ACCT 101: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting I
2ACCT 102: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting II
3ECON 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
4ECON 102: Introduction to Microeconomics
5MATH 131: Calculus with Applications to the Social Sciences I, or
141: Calculus/Differentiation, or
151: Calculus/Differentiation & Integration
We strongly encourage students to seek placement in Math 141 (or 151).
6ECON 249: Statistics as Applied to Economics and Business, or
MATH 241: Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
7BUS 384: Forecasting and Regression Analysis for Business, or
ECON 382: Introduction to Econometrics (which requires ECON 249 and MATH 131)
8ACCT 261: Business Law I, or
ACCT 367: Federal and New York State Taxes on Income
9BUS 241: Corporation Finance
10BUS 243: Economics of Distribution and Marketing
11BUS 247: Business Economics
12CSCI 048: Spreadsheet Programming
13PHIL 160 : Business Ethics
14BUS 160W : Introduction to Business Writing
15ECON 202: Price Theory
16ECON 326: International Economics (prerequisite ECON 202 or ECON 205)
17ECON 201: Macro-Economic Analysis
18ECON 328: International Finance (prerequisite ECON 201 or ECON 206)
19Elective course from Econ 207: Comparative Economic and Financial Systems,
ECON 208: The Process of Economic Development,
ECON 229: History of International Business and Finance, 1850 to the Present,
BUS 255: International Accounting for Non-accountants,
BUS 354: Multinational Financial Management,
ACCT 355: Accounting in International Environment
20First Area Studies Elective.
21Second Area Studies Elective

Why take MATH 141 (or 151) as opposed to MATH 131?
We strongly encourage taking MATH 141 (or 151) over MATH 131. There are several good reasons for this:

First, it opens up many doors. MATH 141 (or 151) provides access to other courses in Math and Computer Science. Instead MATH 131 is a dead-end.

Second, it is a great investment. MATH 141 (or 151) will provide you with the mathematical skills you need to excel in courses such as ECON 201 and 202, and BUS 249, 353, 382 or 386.

Third, MATH 141 (or 151) is a pre-requisite for the Financial Modeling Minor, which is a great addition to your Economics major if you are interested in a career in quantitative finance or economics.