The International Business program at San Diego State University integrates course work in business administration, a foreign language, and regional/cultural studies to create a truly interdisciplinary major. With the Canadian economy increasingly dependent on international trade and with imports and exports accounting for a growing portion of Canadian GDP, Canadian businesses are looking for expertise in international business and the complexities that it presents.
Graduates of the International Business and European Affairs program can pursue careers in multinational or local business corporations (in strategy, management, marketing, purchasing or production job placements), government bodies, NGOs, international organizations and regional institutions.
The study programme provides the graduate with specialist knowledge within the disciplines of the study programme, which gives the graduate high academic qualifications to develop solutions to issues pertaining to business administration in companies and organisations in the public and private sectors.
Concentration is on the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to the preparation of financial statements with an in-depth review of cash, receivables, inventories, and plant assets.
Designed to provide a strong academic background for transfer to a four-year college or university, this program combines specialized courses in international business with courses in the humanities, social sciences, science, mathematics, and traditional business courses.