About this Program

A major in International Business (IB) provides students with the tools to succeed in today’s global environment.   The business arena where the College's graduates will be working is no longer local, regional, or national. It is international and requires an understanding and sensitivity to different cultures and business environments.  The program embraces three different levels of analysis. These three levels of analysis are as follows.

Program Highlights

  • Global Citizen: First, at the individual level, students learn to identify, comprehend, and manage cross-cultural differences between individuals. As global citizens, students learn to build on cultural differences, learn to be proactive on an international level, and generate new business solutions accordingly.

  • Multinational Enterprise: At the business discipline level, the program builds on the knowledge of business subjects that are taught in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) core. The IB major will advance students’ understanding by teaching them the intricacies of the global marketplace. The IB major builds on these core business subjects and teaches students how each business subject operates in an international business setting. 

  • International Context: Finally, the international context inherent to international business helps students identify economic trends, rules of law, and policy shifts in the global landscape. Students will be able to understand and respond to the changes of formal and informal institutions of nations and how these changes influence the way multinational enterprises conduct business internationally.

At a Glance
Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for International Business at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in International Business should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

After being admitted into ODU, students will need to select their major and choose the B.S.B.A. in International Business program within the Strome College of Business. You can pick a major after completing at least half of your business coursework in residence with a minimum of four courses in their declared major. This equates to 10 business classes, thus meeting the University's residency requirement as well.

  • Admission to the BSBA degree program is a two-step process. Students must first complete Step 1 Admission requirements and be certified as having done so, before undertaking the requirements for Step 2 Admission to the BSBA degree program. Click View Requirements for Step 1 and Step 2. 

  • Please feel free to contact Discipline Director Elko Klijn if you have any questions about this academic program. 


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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