International Business and Economics - BA, BS
The international business and economics major at St. Catherine University is uniquely designed to prepare students for a career in an organization with a global perspective. Courses in business and economics will provide students with the critical thinking skills needed for many jobs in this area. Students will explore current international marketing, financial, and management issues along with important analytical techniques that help resolve problems in these areas - including use of the most recent technology for decision making. In addition to business and economics, courses in international political science, history, communications and foreign languages complement the major to provide students with a well-rounded foundation to lead and influence.
Outside of the classroom, our department works to provide all students with opportunities to enhance their St. Kate’s experience and increase the value they bring to organizations after graduation. Students can attend events hosted by the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics, such as “Socialism vs. Capitalism” or “The Economics of Immigration.” Economics Club is an outlet for students to engage with other passionate peers and local events. As an international business and economics major, students will gain practical experience through internship experiences that will prepare them to communicate and demonstrate their unique skills to potential employers. An internship in their major’s field will be an important way for students to gain practical experience. Students have interned at large and small organizations in the Twin Cities area such as Wells Fargo and Minnesota Environmental Partnerships.
Career opportunities for women trained in international business and economics are very promising. Many stimulating and challenging careers for women are opening in what has until now been a male-dominated field. Our graduates have accepted jobs at institutions such as Wells Fargo, Post Consumer Brands, Robert Half, Minneapolis Grain Exchange, and Minneapolis Public Schools. Some alumnae continue on to graduate programs in international relations, business, economics, law, communication and organizational leadership.
This major is available to students in the College for Women only.
This major is offered in the College for Women only.
|ACCT 2110||Financial Accounting||4|
|BUSI 2502||Global Business||2|
|ECON 1090||Statistical Analysis for Decision Making||4|
|Choose two from:||8|
|Economics of Social Issues|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECON 3450W||Haves and Have Notes: Development, Poverty, and Inequality||4|
|ECON 3460W||Global Financial Issues||4|
|ECON 3480W||International Economics: Trade and Immigration||4|
|ECON 3650||Cost-Benefit Analysis||4|
|ECON 4850||Theory to Action||4|
|In consultant with advisor, a theme/focus appropriate to the student's interest that includes:|
|Eight upper-division credits from BUSI/ACCT/MGMT/MKTG/SALE/NPSO 1||8|
|Eight upper-division credits from ECON/POSC/HIST/COMM/LANG 1||8|
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. This provides a good opportunity to complete "theme/focus" classes.
All students are required to take these eight credits. However, the upper-division component of the requirement can be waived or amended for students who have a sufficient number of upper-division credits from other courses.
NOTE: ECON 3610 and/or ECON 3620 can substitute for any upper level ECON course.
International business and economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors and the fourth writing requirement by completing ECON 3460W Global Financial Issues and ECON 3480W International Economics: Trade and Immigration. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice).