Management (BA) with an Emphasis in International Business


Effective 1 June 2024 through 31 May 2025

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This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology/Management Department. It is available at select international campuses but not at the St. Louis main campus. Please see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of the catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

acbsp logoThe BA in management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze, understand and evaluate how legal, social, economic and global issues affect business.
  • Integrate key theories to manage people, processes and resources in a diverse organization.
  • Use appropriate tools and technology to critically analyze and interpret key business information.
  • Apply concepts regarding ethics and corporate responsibility and how they impact managerial decisions.
  • Build upon ambiguous and incomplete information to draft, support and defend innovative solutions to complex managerial challenges.
  • Students will explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in international business.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in international business when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Students will be able to synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles and theories used in international business into solutions to moderately complex management problems.

Degree Requirements

For information on the general requirements for a degree, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

  • 72 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

Special Requirements

Students are required to complete at least 72 credit hours in management courses, including MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices, MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management, courses in accounting, law and economics, as well as an overview. This includes WSBT 2000 Career Exploration, WSBT 2300 Personal Branding and WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies. The required minimum distribution of coursework varies, depending on the emphasis selected by the student.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of academic work in the departments of Business and Management at Webster University.

Required courses must be completed at Webster University once the student begins to matriculate at Webster University. Transfer courses taken prior to enrollment at Webster University may be used to substitute for required courses if accepted by the chair.

No more than one course completed with a grade of D may count toward fulfilling the specific requirements of the major.

Required Courses

  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2000 Career Exploration (1 hour)
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices (3 hours)
  • MNGT 2150 Business Ethics (3 hours)
  • MNGT 2280 Introduction to Business Law (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3320 Business Law: International (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • MNGT 2500 Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUSN 3710 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2300 Personal Branding (1 hour)
  • CSIS 1500 Introduction to Business Technologies (3 hours)
  • STAT 1100 Descriptive Statistics (3 hours)
    or BUSN 2750 Introduction to Business Statistics (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies (1 hour)
  • MNGT 4100 International Management (3 hours)
  • MNGT 4330 International Marketing (3 hours)
  • ECON 3720 International Trade and Finance (3 hours)
  • MNGT 4940 Global Competitive Strategies (Overview) (3 hours)

International Electives

One from each of the four international areas:

  • International History, International Politics, International Relations, general course on an international topic (12 hours)


Language chosen and courses are dependent on initial incoming capability and progress. Students would typically focus on only one foreign language. A reasonable capability in a foreign language is required. Students can establish their capability by successfully completing 12 credit hours (at least 6 credit hours of which must be at the 2000-level) or by passing an intermediate level language competency examination. If a student successfully completes a major or minor in a foreign language, they will also have met the language requirement for the international business emphasis.

Students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English will be considered to have achieved their foreign language requirement if they successfully pass an ESL test of their English proficiency. The 12-credit-hour requirement must be completed through other coursework from the curriculum.

A student can substitute another foreign language, subject to the approval of the chair of the Department of Management, if that student successfully passes written and oral examinations in that language.

A study residency of at least one term (eight weeks) outside the United States or an international internship/practicum in the United States is strongly recommended. For the study residency, students may attend one of Webster University's international campuses or an approved alternative location. Students unable to study outside the United States can take an international internship (3 to 6 credit hours) with an approved firm or organization in the United States involved in international activities.