Economies are intertwined as never before, and inmost industrial sectors competition is increasingly global. Simultaneously, there are a number of new and dynamic events and processes that influence the world economic, cultural, and political arenas. It is essential that managers understand the implications of these changes. They affect managers in at least three ways. First, firms that see themselves as primarily domestic companies are facing increased competition by foreign firms in their domestic market. Secondly, foreign markets and resources are becoming increasingly important in terms of incremental revenue, profitability, sources of technology, and capital. And third, U.S. world-wide economic influence has diminished in a relative sense, and it has become more important than ever for executives to be aware of international influences.

This area of emphasis addresses these issues and introduces students to the challenges and basic skills required for effective international business management.

The Bachelor of Innovation™ in International Business will provide students with both the business background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in International Business plus the technical and team skills to work on innovative projects including the ability to: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems; (2) understand the business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge. The program seeks to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning. In addition to the technical competence to be expected of a graduate with a bachelor degree in business, students will develop the critical thinking skills, multifaceted team oriented skills and basic innovation background to ensure that they can effectively compete in the changing career landscape in areas driven by innovation.

Degree Requirements
The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Innovation™ degree in International Business require completion of at least 120 credit hours, participation in the Exit Interview, a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all COB courses and all courses taken at the University of Colorado. The courses for the degree are outlined as follows:

Innovation Core (27 Credits)

Cross Discipline Core (15 Credits)

English (3 Credits)

Mathematics (6 Credits)

MATH 1040 College Algebra OR MATH 1110 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 1120 Calculus for Business & Economics 3

Business Core (42 Credits)

ECON 1010 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
ECON 2020 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
COMM 2010 Oral Communication in the Workplace OR COMM 2100 Public Speaking 3
ACCT 2010 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2020 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
QUAN 2010 Business Statistics 3
QUAN 2020 Process & Statistics-Based Decisions 3
INFS 1100 Microsoft Office Applications & PC Basics 3
INFS 3000 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
FNCE 3050 Basic Finance 3
MGMT 3300 Introduction to Management & Organization 3
MKTG 3000 Principles of Marketing 3
OPTM 3000 Fundamentals of Operations Management 3
BUAD 4000 Government, Law, & Society 3

International Business Area of Emphasis (18 Credits)

Must Take 12
INTB 3600 International Business 3
FNCE 4400 International Financial Management 3
MKTG 4900 International Marketing 3
INTB 4800 International Management 3
Choose 2 of the Following 6
INTB 4610 Regional Business Environment Europe 3
INTB 4960 Internship in International Businesses 3
COMM 3280 Intercultural and Global Communication 3
ECON 3280 International Political Economy 3
ECON 3410 International Economics 3
HRMG 4850 Directed Research Projects in Human Resources and Management 3
PSC 4210 International Politics 3
PSC 4250 International Law 3
SOC 4380 Globalization and Development 3

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