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What will I learn?

By specializing in international business, a student gains an understanding of the international aspects of business while concentrating in a functional business area—marketing, finance, management, export/import management, or logistics. Courses analyze the rapidly changing international environment and the new management problems and tasks that result. A student can begin a career in a functional department of a company, with the opportunity to move into international operations if a need develops. Alternatively, a student may begin working directly in international operations, including the import-export field.

Students studying abroad in California State University International Programs or an SF State Exchange Program may develop special international business concentrations with advisor approval before going abroad. Students with specific educational or career objectives may develop special international business concentrations in consultation with an advisor.

All concentration courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses, and International Business majors must earn a grade of C– or higher in IBUS 330.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students have basic competencies in business-related disciplines.

Students will demonstrate the discipline based knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and statistics.
Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of different functional areas into effective business solutions.

Students demonstrate effective communication skills.

Students will create well written documents on a business topic;
Students will deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.

Students demonstrate the ability to analyze business situations.

Students will solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques and technologies;
Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze alternatives in a business context;
Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate and defend a course of action.

Students develop team skills that facilitate achievement of organizational goals.

Students will work effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse teams demonstrated by the ability to contribute to the team’s performance, interact positively with teammates, keep the team on track, maintain high standards for team performance, and by having the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to help the team succeed.

Which department am I in?

Lam Family College of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,944.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected May, September 2022

Start date

24 January 2022


Lam Family College of Business

1600 Holloway Avenue, Business Building,



94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school/ secondary school and have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average, and that you have, or will have, the equivalent of US high school completion.

For international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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