International Business

International Business | Undergraduate BBA

The International Business Program at Howard University School of Business is one of the oldest in the United States. With its location in the nation's capital, which is home to many international organizations, NGOs, and embassies. 

This proximity to a rich international environment provides students with ample experience of international exposure and international internship opportunities.

The International Business Program has two types of sequences: Regional or Functional.

Advising & Registration Resources

Degree Schemes, Requirements & Concentrations

View the scheme below based on the semester entering the IB degree program. Refer also to the School's Academic Policies.

International Business BBA

Advising Worksheets

View the scheme below based on the semester entering the IB degree program. Refer also to the School's Academic Policies.

International Business BBA

List of Approved Electives

Functional Sequences

Accounting: ACCT 310; ACCT 311; 6 hrs of ACCT electives

Entrepreneurship: INBU 380; MGMT 350; MGMT 351; MGMT 355; MGMT 356

Finance: FINA 313; FINA 380; 6hrs of FINA electives

Information Systems: INFO 210; INFO 330; INFO 370; INFO 385

Insurance: INSU 350; INSU 351; INSU 352; INSU 354

Management: MGMT 303; MGMT 351; 6 hrs of MGMT electives

Marketing: MKTG 315; MKTG 399; 6 hrs of MKTG electives

Supply Chain: SCHM 211; SCHM 340; SCHM 390; INFO 396

Regional Sequences

Asia: Consult Department Chairperson

Emerging Nations: ECON 192; ECON 194; POLS 128; POLS 170

Europe: ECON 192; HIST 101; POLS 128; POLS 159

Latin America: ECON 192; HIST 142; HIST 143; POLS 170

Middle East & North Africa: ECON 192; ECON 194; HIST 192; POLS 128

Sub-Saharan Africa: ECON 186; POLS 006; POLS 128; POLS 176

About the Program


  Visit the Department of Finance & International Business in the School of Business Suite 562 or email

Interim Chairperson
Dr. Etta

Dr. Maru Etta-Nkwelle

Department Coordinator

Ms. Kimbalita Lancaster




Consistent with the missions of the School and University, International Business (IB) Program at Howard University is mindful of how international business education better serve minority and first-generation students pursuing well-rewarding positions. IB program enable skills development to be more accessible to minority students to serve the nation and international community. The program is committed in educating next generation of internationals. IB is anchored in core values of the University of ethically aware and socially responsible individuals in a changing, dynamic world. The IB program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and well-rounded education and skills set for our students. It fosters critical thinking and life skills for International Business Students.

Program Learning Goals

  1. Understand diverse hedging instruments associated with foreign exchange risk management.
  2. Understand global implementation of 4 P’s (Price, Product, Place, and Promotion).
  3. Develop and implement global strategy of both multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises.
  4. Understand and develop a country’s attractiveness (benefits, cost, risk) for international business financing and investment.