WSB_BBA_International-Business

The international business major is designed to provide students with the sound understanding of international business principles and the languages and cultures of other regions that are essential for success in today's global economy.

Students who major in international business must declare another major in business, as functional business skills such as accounting, marketing and finance are important for initial career placement and emphasized more in the early stages of business careers. International skills are generally utilized after mastering functional skills.

Students must choose a region of emphasis and select language and area studies courses accordingly. Currently, regional tracks are established for Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Studying abroad through the School of Business International Programs for one fall or spring semester in the selected region is required for the major.

RELATED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

AIESEC
International Business Student Association
International Finance Club

Students wishing to pursue this major must be admitted to the School of Business. Once admitted, students are able to pursue any business major they choose. To find out more about the school's admissions process for undergraduate students, please see Entering the School.

University General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are required to fulfill a minimum set of common university general education requirements to ensure that every graduate acquires the essential core of an undergraduate education. This core establishes a foundation for living a productive life, being a citizen of the world, appreciating aesthetic values, and engaging in lifelong learning in a continually changing world. Various schools and colleges will have requirements in addition to the requirements listed below. Consult your advisor for assistance, as needed. For additional information, see the university Undergraduate General Education Requirements section of the Guide.

General Education
  • Breadth—Humanities/Literature/Arts: 6 credits
  • Breadth—Natural Science: 4 to 6 credits, consisting of one 4- or 5-credit course with a laboratory component; or two courses providing a total of 6 credits
  • Breadth—Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Communication Part A & Part B *
  • Ethnic Studies *
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A & Part B *

* The mortarboard symbol appears before the title of any course that fulfills one of the Communication Part A or Part B, Ethnic Studies, or Quantitative Reasoning Part A or Part B requirements.

School of Business Requirements

The Wisconsin Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program is based on a broad educational foundation combined with courses in business and economics. This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to prepare for careers in business. Students completing any School of Business major are required to satisfy a common set of Pre-Business Requirements, Liberal Studies Requirements, Business Preparatory Requirement, Business Core Requirement, Business Breadth Requirement, and Credits for BBA Degree.

School of Business BBA Requirements
Complete requirements:
Pre-Business
Liberal Studies
Business Prep
Business Core
Business Breadth

International Business Major Requirements

Students who major in international business must declare another major in business, as functional business skills such as accounting, marketing and finance are important for initial career placement and emphasized more in the early stages of business careers. International skills are generally utilized after mastering functional skills. 

Students must choose a region of emphasis and select language and area studies courses accordingly. Currently, regional tracks are established for Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Studying abroad through the School of Business International Programs for one fall or spring semester in the selected region is required for the major. A student must complete a minimum of 43 credits, distributed as follows: 

International Business Coursework: 12 credits (min. 6 credits from International Business Department)12
International Business
Intercultural Communication in Business
Contemporary Topics
Global Issues in Management
Global Marketing Strategy
International Real Estate
Multinational Business Finance
Latin American Economic Development
Globalization, Poverty and Development
The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy
Study Abroad in Intermediate Economics
Study Abroad in Advanced Economics
Survey of International Economics
International Trade and Finance
International Industrial Organizations
Economic Growth and Development in Southeast Asia
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Foreign Language Taught in the Region: 22 credits22
Select a maximum of 2 languages 1
Area Studies: 9 credits9
Select 9 credits of approved coursework for the specified region (found below)
Semester Abroad
Complete a semester abroad on a School of Business–sponsored program in the region 2
Total Credits43
1

Retroactive credits apply. Students are strongly encouraged to take language courses beyond the minimum requirement in order to maintain proficiency, particularly if planning to take study abroad courses in the language.

Approved languages include:

Asia: Chinese, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Pali, Filipino, Sanskrit, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese

Europe: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Latin America: Spanish, Portuguese

2

Students are strongly encouraged to take courses abroad in the local language. See School of Business International Programs for study abroad options.

AREA STUDIES APPROVED COURSEWORK 

Asia

ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
ANTHRO 300 Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography3
ANTHRO 357 Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan3-4
ANTHRO 358 Anthropology of China3
ANTHRO 455 Study Abroad: Topics in Cultural Anthropology1-6
ANTHRO/​LCA  462 Anthropology of South Asia3
EAST ASIAN AREA STUDIES
E A STDS/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
E A STDS/​E ASIAN  300 Humanities Topics in East Asian Studies1-3
E A STDS 301 Social Studies Topics in East Asian Studies1-3
E A STDS/​HISTORY  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURE
E ASIAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  235 Genres of Asian Religious Writing3
E ASIAN 253 Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization3
E ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3
E ASIAN/​KINES  277 Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts2
E ASIAN/​E A STDS  300 Humanities Topics in East Asian Studies1-3
E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  350 Introduction to Taoism3-4
E ASIAN 356 Chinese Painting3-4
E ASIAN 358 Language in Japanese Society3
E ASIAN 361 Masterworks of Japanese Literature: The Tale of Genji3
E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  363 Introduction to Confucianism3
E ASIAN 371 Topics in Chinese Literature2-3
E ASIAN 376 Manga.3
E ASIAN 378 Anime3
E ASIAN 379 Business Chinese3
E ASIAN 433 Topics in East Asian Visual Cultures3
E ASIAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  466 Buddhist Thought3
E ASIAN 520 Popular Culture and Film in Twentieth-Century China3
E ASIAN 631 History of the Chinese Language3
E ASIAN 632 History of the Chinese Language3
E ASIAN 651 History of Chinese Literature3
E ASIAN 652 History of Chinese Literature3
E ASIAN 661 History of Chinese Thought, Part 13
E ASIAN 662 History of Chinese Thought, Part 23
E ASIAN 671 Literary Studies in Chinese Drama3
E ASIAN 672 Literary Studies in Chinese Fiction3
FOLKLORE
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World2
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO/​INTL ST/​LINGUIS  211 Global Language Issues4
FOLKLORE/​LCA  279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature3
FOLKLORE/​DANCE/​THEATRE  321 Javanese Performance2
FOLKLORE/​LCA  374 Indian Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  404 Music of S.E. Asia: Tradition, Innovation, Politics, and Religion3
FOLKLORE/​DANCE/​THEATRE  421 Javanese Performance Repertory2
FOLKLORE/​GEN&WS  467 Women and Politics in Popular Culture and Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​GEN&WS  468 Feminism, Folklore and Comparative Literature3
FOLKLORE/​DS  655 Comparative World Dress3
GEOGRAPHY
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
GEOG 358 Human Geography of Southeast Asia3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  557 Development and Environment in Southeast Asia3
HISTORY
HISTORY/​E A STDS  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
HISTORY 108 Introduction to East Asian History - Korea3-4
HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  112 The World of Late Antiquity (200-900 C.E.)4
HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century3-4
HISTORY 142 History of South Asia to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
HISTORY/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  315 Gender, Race and Colonialism3
HISTORY 319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY 332 Islam Reform and Revolution in Central Asia3-4
HISTORY 335 Korean History, 1945 to present3-4
HISTORY 336 Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  363 China and World War II in Asia3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  450 Making of Modern South Asia3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  456 Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  457 History of Southeast Asia to 18003-4
HISTORY/​LCA  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
HISTORY 463 Topics in South Asian History3
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4
INTEGRATED LIBERAL STUDIES
ILS 209 Introduction to Global Cultures3
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTL ST 101 Introduction to International Studies3-4
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF ASIA
LCA 100 Introduction to Cultures of Asia3
LCA 101 Introduction to Literatures of Asia3
LCA/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
LCA/​RELIG ST  206 Introduction to the Qur'an4
LCA/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
LCA/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
LCA/​HISTORY  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
LCA 266 Introduction to the Middle East3
LCA/​RELIG ST  274 Religion in South Asia3
LCA/​FOLKLORE  279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature3
LCA 300 Topics in Languages and Cultures of Asia3
LCA/​E ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
LCA 311 Modern Indian Literatures3
LCA 314 Literatures of Central Asia3
LCA/​POLI SCI  326 Politics of South Asia3-4
LCA/​LITTRANS/​THEATRE  348 In Translation: Modern Indian Theatre3
LCA/​RELIG ST  355 Hinduism4
LCA/​RELIG ST  357 Literatures of Muslim Societies3
LCA 361 Survey of Indonesian Cultures3
LCA/​RELIG ST  367 Jainism: Religion of Non-Violence3
LCA/​AFRICAN/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture3-4
LCA 373 Urdu Prose Fiction in India and Pakistan3
LCA/​FOLKLORE  374 Indian Folklore3
LCA/​ART HIST  379 Cities of Asia3
LCA 401 Modern Indonesian Literature3
LCA/​RELIG ST  402 Thought of Gandhi3
LCA 403 Southeast Asian Literature3
LCA 404 Southeast Asian Literature3
LCA/​RELIG ST  421 A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism3
LCA/​ART HIST  428 Visual Cultures of South Asia3
LCA/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
LCA 441 Language and Society in Southeast Asia3
LCA/​RELIG ST  444 Introduction to Sufism (Islamic Mysticism)3
LCA/​HISTORY  457 History of Southeast Asia to 18003-4
LCA/​HISTORY  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
LCA/​ANTHRO  462 Anthropology of South Asia3
LCA/​E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  466 Buddhist Thought3
LCA/​GEN&WS/​HISTORY  472 Women in Turkish Society3
LCA 579 Fiction and Ethnography in Turkey3
LCA/​RELIG ST/​SOC  614 Social Structures of Muslim Societies3
LCA/​RELIG ST  624 Meditation in Indian Buddhism and Hinduism3
LCA/​RELIG ST  626 Gods and Goddesses of South Asia3
LCA/​LEGAL ST/​RELIG ST  628 Hindu Law3
LCA/​RELIG ST/​SOC  634 Social Structure of India3
LCA/​POLI SCI  663 South Asia and the Global System: Economy, Security & Culture3-4
LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
LITTRANS 211 Modern Indian Literatures in Traslation3
LITTRANS 214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation3
LITTRANS 231 Manga3
LITTRANS 232 Anime3
LITTRANS 261 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 262 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 263 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 264 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 273 Urdu Prose Fiction in India and Pakistan in Translation3
LITTRANS 301 Modern Indonesian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 303 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 304 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS/​LCA/​THEATRE  348 In Translation: Modern Indian Theatre3
LITTRANS 368 Modern Japanese Fiction3
LITTRANS 372 Classical Japanese Prose in Translation3
LITTRANS 373 Topics in Japanese Literature3
LITTRANS 374 Topics in Korean Literature3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLI SCI 120 Politics Around the World4
POLI SCI 140 Introduction to International Relations3-4
POLI SCI/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
POLI SCI/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
POLI SCI/​E A STDS/​HISTORY  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
POLI SCI 313 Bargaining in the Global Economy3-4
POLI SCI 322 Politics of Southeast Asia3-4
POLI SCI 324 Political Power in Contemporary China3-4
POLI SCI/​LCA  326 Politics of South Asia3-4
POLI SCI 333 International Politics of the Middle East3-4
POLI SCI 346 China in World Politics3-4
POLI SCI 348 Analysis of International Relations3-4
POLI SCI 351 Politics of the World Economy3-4
POLI SCI 390 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: International Relations1-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  434 The Politics of Human Rights3-4
POLI SCI 438 Comparative Political Culture3-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  439 The Comparative Study of Genocide3-4
POLI SCI 561 Radical Political Theory3-4
POLI SCI 590 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Political Theory1-4
POLI SCI 637 Comparative Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 640 Politics of Japan3-4
POLI SCI/​LCA  663 South Asia and the Global System: Economy, Security & Culture3-4
POLI SCI/​JEWISH  665 Israeli Politics and Society3-4
POLI SCI 690 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Comparative Politics1-4
SOCIOLOGY
SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
SOC 497 Study Abroad in Sociology1-6
SOC/​LCA/​RELIG ST  634 Social Structure of India3

Europe

ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
ANTHRO 300 Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography3
ANTHRO 309 Prehistoric Europe3
ANTHRO 369 Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe3-4
ANTHRO/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  372 Jews of Central and Eastern Europe3-4
ANTHRO 455 Study Abroad: Topics in Cultural Anthropology1-6
FOLKLORE
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO/​INTL ST/​LINGUIS  211 Global Language Issues4
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia3-4
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL  345 In Translation: The Scandinavian Tale and Ballad3-4
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL  346 In Translation: The Icelandic Sagas3-4
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS  347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore3-4
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  404 Music of S.E. Asia: Tradition, Innovation, Politics, and Religion3
FOLKLORE/​SCAND ST  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
FOLKLORE/​SLAVIC  444 Slavic and East European Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  446 Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations3
FOLKLORE/​GEN&WS  467 Women and Politics in Popular Culture and Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​GEN&WS  468 Feminism, Folklore and Comparative Literature3
FOLKLORE 517 The Irish Tradition3
FOLKLORE 518 The Scottish Tradition3
FOLKLORE/​DS  655 Comparative World Dress3
FRENCH
FRENCH 211 French Interdisciplinary Studies3
FRENCH 240 Immigration and Expression3
FRENCH/​INTL BUS  313 Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World3
FRENCH/​INTL BUS  314 Contemporary Issues in Government, Organizations, and Enterprise3
FRENCH/​INTL BUS  315 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Professional Communication3
FRENCH 347 Introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Civilization3
FRENCH 348 Modernity Studies3
FRENCH 449 Francophone Modernity Studies3
FRENCH 451 Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies3
FRENCH 465 French/Francophone Film3
FRENCH/​CLASSICS/​HISTORY/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
FRENCH 568 Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Cultural Studies3
GEOGRAPHY
GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
GEOG 349 Europe3
GEOG 353 Russia and the NIS-Topical Analysis3
GEOG/​URB R PL  506 Historical Geography of European Urbanization3
GERMAN
GERMAN 245 Topics in Dutch Life and Culture3
GERMAN/​JEWISH  267 Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience3-4
GERMAN/​JEWISH/​LITTRANS  269 Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe3
GERMAN 272 Nazi Culture3
GERMAN/​LITTRANS  276 Special Topics in German and World Literature/s3
GERMAN 278 Topics in German Culture3
GERMAN 351 Introduction to German Linguistics3-4
GERMAN 372 Topics in German Culture3-4
GERMAN 410 Kultur 1648-19183-4
GERMAN 411 Kultur des 20. Jahrhunderts3-4
GERMAN/​JEWISH  510 German-Jewish Culture Since the 18th Century3
GERMAN 560 Topics in German Studies3
GERMAN/​MEDIEVAL  611 Survey of German Literature to 17003
GERMAN 612 German Literary Movements Since 17503
HISTORY
HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  112 The World of Late Antiquity (200-900 C.E.)4
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY 119 The Making of Modern Europe 1500-18154
HISTORY 120 Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present4
HISTORY 123 English History: England to 16883-4
HISTORY 124 British History: 1688 to the Present4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  208 Western Intellectual and Religious History to 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  209 Western Intellectual and Religious History since 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  212 The History of Western Christianity to 17504
HISTORY 223 Explorations in European History (H)3-4
HISTORY 224 Explorations in European History (S)3
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY 271 History Study Abroad: European History1-4
HISTORY 303 A History of Greek Civilization3-4
HISTORY 307 A History of Rome3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  312 The Medieval Church3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  315 Gender, Race and Colonialism3
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  318 Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-14503-4
HISTORY 320 Early Modern France, 1500-17153-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  321 Afro-American History Since 19003-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  323 The Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton3
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST  328 Environmental History of Europe3
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  334 The Reformation3-4
HISTORY 348 France from Napoleon to the Great War, 1799-19143-4
HISTORY 349 Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 350 The First World War and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 351 Seventeenth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 352 Eighteenth Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 358 French Revolution and Napoleon3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY 361 The Emergence of Mod Britain: England 1485-16603-4
HISTORY 367 Society and Ideas in Shakespeare's England3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655-19194
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY 410 History of Germany, 1871 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 417 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 418 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 419 History of Soviet Russia3-4
HISTORY 420 Russian Social and Intellectual History3-4
HISTORY 424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-19913-4
HISTORY 425 History of Poland and the Baltic Area3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
HISTORY 467 Economic and Social History of Europe 1500-17503-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  470 Religious Thought in Modern Europe3-4
HISTORY 474 European Social History, 1830-19143-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  502 Law and Colonialism3
HISTORY 503 Irish and Scottish Migrations3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  508 Health, Disease and Healing II3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  512 The Enlightenment and Its Critics3
HISTORY 514 European Cultural History Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CURRIC/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  518 Anti-Semitism in European Culture, 1700-19453
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  529 Intellectual and Religious History of European Jewry, 1648-19394
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  561 Greek and Roman Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​MEDIEVAL/​S&A PHM  562 Byzantine Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4
INTEGRATED LIBERAL STUDIES
ILS 209 Introduction to Global Cultures3
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTL ST 101 Introduction to International Studies3-4
ITALIAN
ITALIAN 230 Modern Italian Culture3
ITALIAN/​CLASSICS  350 Rome: The Changing Shape of the Eternal City3-4
ITALIAN/​COM ARTS  460 Italian Film3
LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
LITTRANS 201 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation I3
LITTRANS 202 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation II3
LITTRANS 203 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation I4
LITTRANS 204 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation II4
LITTRANS/​GEN&WS  205 Women in Russian Literature in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 208 The Writings of Vaclav Havel: Crtitique of Modern Society3
LITTRANS 209 Masterpieces of French Literature and Culture3
LITTRANS 215 Polish Literature in Translation: 14th to the Mid-19th Century3
LITTRANS 220 Chekhov in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 221 Gogol in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 222 Dostoevsky in Translation3-4
LITTRANS/​ENGL  223 Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings3
LITTRANS 224 Tolstoy in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
LITTRANS 229 Representation of the Jew in Eastern European Cultures3
LITTRANS 233 Russian Life and Culture Through Literature and Art (to 1917)3-4
LITTRANS 234 Soviet Life and Culture Through Literature and Art (from 1917)3-4
LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL  235 The World of Sagas3
LITTRANS 240 Soviet Literature in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 241 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe3
LITTRANS 247 Topics in Slavic Literatures in Translation3
LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  253 Literature in Translation: Dante's Divine Comedy3
LITTRANS 254 In Translation: Lit of Modern Italy-Existentialism, Fascism, Resistance3
LITTRANS 255 Literature in Translation: Boccaccio's Decameron-The Human Comedy3
LITTRANS 256 Lit in Translation: Images of the Individual in the Italian Renaissance3
LITTRANS 260 Italy and the Invention of America: from Columbus to World War II3
LITTRANS 268 French Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century3
LITTRANS/​GERMAN/​JEWISH  269 Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe3
LITTRANS/​GEN&WS  270 German Women Writers in Translation3
LITTRANS 271 In Translation:Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature, Middle Ages-19003-4
LITTRANS 274 In Translation: Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature-the 20th Century3-4
LITTRANS 275 In Translation: The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen3-4
LITTRANS/​GERMAN  276 Special Topics in German and World Literature/s3
LITTRANS 277 Topics in Twentieth-Century German Literature (in Translation)3
LITTRANS/​JEWISH  318 Modern Jewish Literature3-4
LITTRANS/​L I S  319 Scandinavian Children's Literature3-4
LITTRANS 324 Topics in Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS 326 Topics in Dutch Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 329 The Vampire in Literature and Film3
LITTRANS 331 In Translation: Scandinavian Topics in Depth1-2
LITTRANS 334 In Translation: The Art of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen3-4
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  335 In Translation: The Drama of Henrik Ibsen3-4
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  336 In Translation: The Drama of August Strindberg3-4
LITTRANS 337 In Translation: 19th Century Scandinavian Fiction3-4
LITTRANS 338 In Translation: Knut Hamsun and the 20th Century Norwegian Novel3-4
LITTRANS 339 In Translation: Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia3-4
LITTRANS 343 In Translation: The Woman in Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  345 In Translation: The Scandinavian Tale and Ballad3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  346 In Translation: The Icelandic Sagas3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE  347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore3-4
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  349 In Translation: Modern Scandinavian Drama4
LITTRANS 350 Scandinavian Decadence in its European Context3-4
LITTRANS 360 French and Italian Renaissance Literature Online3-4
LITTRANS 410 In Translation: Special Topics in Italian Literature3
LITTRANS 454 History of Serbian and Croatian Literature3
LITTRANS 455 Modern Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 473 Polish Literature (in Translation) since 18633
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLI SCI 120 Politics Around the World4
POLI SCI 140 Introduction to International Relations3-4
POLI SCI/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
POLI SCI/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
POLI SCI 265 Development of Ancient and Medieval Western Political Thought3-4
POLI SCI 266 The Development of Modern Western Political Thought3-4
POLI SCI 313 Bargaining in the Global Economy3-4
POLI SCI 334 Russian Politics3-4
POLI SCI 340 The European Union: Politics and Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 348 Analysis of International Relations3-4
POLI SCI 351 Politics of the World Economy3-4
POLI SCI 390 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: International Relations1-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  434 The Politics of Human Rights3-4
POLI SCI 438 Comparative Political Culture3-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  439 The Comparative Study of Genocide3-4
POLI SCI 561 Radical Political Theory3-4
POLI SCI 590 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Political Theory1-4
POLI SCI 637 Comparative Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 659 Politics and Society: Contemporary Eastern Europe3-4
POLI SCI 690 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Comparative Politics1-4
PORTUGUESE
PORTUG 361 Portuguese Civilization3
SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
SCAND ST 276 Scandinavian Life and Civilization3
SCAND ST 284 The "Scandinavian Modern" Phenomenon in Arts and Literature3
SCAND ST 373 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: From the Middle Ages to 19003-4
SCAND ST 374 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: the Twentieth Century3-4
SCAND ST 375 The Writings of Hans Christian Andersen3-4
SCAND ST 411 Areas in Scandinavian Literature1
SCAND ST 414 History of the Scandinavian Languages I: Proto- to Common Scandinavian3
SCAND ST 415 History of the Scandinavian Languages II: Standard Languages3
SCAND ST 419 Scandinavian Children's Literature4
SCAND ST 420 The Woman in Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 422 The Drama of Henrik Ibsen4
SCAND ST 423 The Drama of August Strindberg4
SCAND ST 424 Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Fiction3-4
SCAND ST 425 Knut Hamsun and the 20th Century Norwegian Novel4
SCAND ST 426 Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 427 Contemporary Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 429 Mythology of Scandinavia4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  430 The Vikings4
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
SCAND ST 433 The Scandinavian Tale and Ballad4
SCAND ST 434 The Art of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen4
SCAND ST 435 The Icelandic Sagas4
SCAND ST 436 Topics in Scandinavian Literature3-4
SCAND ST 437 Modern Scandinavian Drama4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  446 Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations3
SCAND ST 450 Scandinavian Decadence in its European Context3-4
SCAND ST 475 The Writings of Hans Christian Andersen for Scandinavian Majors4
SCAND ST 476 Scandinavian Life and Civilization II4
SCAND ST 501 Tal Och Skrift2
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4
SCAND ST 634 Survey of Scandinavian Literature: 1500-18003
SCAND ST 635 Survey of Scandinavian Literature: 1800-18903
SLAVIC
SLAVIC 242 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe3
SLAVIC 245 Topics in Slavic Literatures3
SLAVIC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
SLAVIC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
SLAVIC 285 Slavic Culture in Context: An Honors Course3
SLAVIC 308 Polish Culture and Area Studies on Study Abroad1-4
SLAVIC 309 Russian Area Studies on Study Abroad1-4
SLAVIC 310 Topics in Russian: Study Abroad1-6
SLAVIC/​RELIG ST  325 Eastern Christianity/Russian Orthodoxy in a Global Context3
SLAVIC 433 History of Russian Culture3
SLAVIC 434 Contemporary Russian Culture3
SLAVIC/​THEATRE  532 History of Russian Theatre3
SOCIOLOGY
SOC 497 Study Abroad in Sociology1-6
SOC 621 Class, State and Ideology: an Introduction to Marxist Social Science3
SPANISH
SPANISH/​INTL BUS  329 Spanish for Business3
SPANISH 359 Spanish Business Area Studies3
SPANISH 361 Spanish Civilization3
SPANISH 468 Topics in Hispanic Culture3

Latin America

ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
ANTHRO/​AFROAMER/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
ANTHRO 300 Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography3
ANTHRO 327 Peoples of the Andes Today3
ANTHRO 455 Study Abroad: Topics in Cultural Anthropology1-6
FOLKLORE
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO/​INTL ST/​LINGUIS  211 Global Language Issues4
FOLKLORE/​DS  655 Comparative World Dress3
GEOGRAPHY
GEOG/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
HISTORY
HISTORY 241 Latin America from 1780 to 19404
HISTORY 242 Modern Latin America, 1898 to the Present4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  315 Gender, Race and Colonialism3
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​LACIS/​POLI SCI  355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective3
HISTORY 441 Revolution and Conflict in Modern Latin America3-4
HISTORY 533 Multi-Racial Societies in Latin America3-4
HISTORY 555 History of Brazil3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  564 Disease, Medicine and Public Health in the History of Latin America and the Caribbean3
INTEGRATED LIBERAL STUDIES
ILS 209 Introduction to Global Cultures3
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTL ST 101 Introduction to International Studies3-4
LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLI SCI 120 Politics Around the World4
POLI SCI 140 Introduction to International Relations3-4
POLI SCI/​CHICLA  302 Mexican-American Politics3-4
POLI SCI 313 Bargaining in the Global Economy3-4
POLI SCI 321 Latin-American Politics3-4
POLI SCI 348 Analysis of International Relations3-4
POLI SCI 351 Politics of the World Economy3-4
POLI SCI 390 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: International Relations1-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  434 The Politics of Human Rights3-4
POLI SCI 438 Comparative Political Culture3-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  439 The Comparative Study of Genocide3-4
POLI SCI 561 Radical Political Theory3-4
POLI SCI 590 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Political Theory1-4
POLI SCI 637 Comparative Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 690 Study Abroad Topics in Political Science: Comparative Politics1-4
PORTUGUESE
PORTUG 362 Brazilian Civilization3
PORTUG 364 Historical and Cultural Traditions of Brazil2
PORTUG 640 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature3
SOCIOLOGY
SOC 497 Study Abroad in Sociology1-6
SPANISH
SPANISH/​INTL BUS  329 Spanish for Business3
SPANISH 359 Spanish Business Area Studies3
SPANISH 361 Spanish Civilization3
SPANISH 468 Topics in Hispanic Culture3

University Degree Requirements

Total Degree To receive a bachelor's degree from UW–Madison, students must earn a minimum of 120 degree credits. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 degree credits. Students should consult with their college or department advisor for information on specific credit requirements.
Residency Degree candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30 credits in residence at UW–Madison. "In residence" means on the UW–Madison campus with an undergraduate degree classification. “In residence” credit also includes UW–Madison courses offered in distance or online formats and credits earned in UW–Madison Study Abroad/Study Away programs.
Quality of Work Undergraduate students must maintain the minimum grade point average specified by the school, college, or academic program to remain in good academic standing. Students whose academic performance drops below these minimum thresholds will be placed on academic probation.
  1. Students will understand how the functioning of global markets can impact the planning and executing of international business strategies.
  2. Students will be able to apply and extend their core disciplinary knowledge from their chosen major into a region of emphasis and using their selected language.
  3. Students will be able to apply their learning from their residential UW-­Madison School of Business experiences to a Study Abroad experience.

ADVISING

Ariel Sorenson
Academic Advisor
ariel.sorenson@wisc.edu
 

Please visit the advising page for information on advising and appointments.

CAREERS

A limited number of multi-national organizations offer graduates international career opportunities earlier in their career.  In international business, however, most businesses require their employees to work in their United States office(s) for three to five years before assigning significant international responsibility.

Learn more about careers in international business on the BBA International Business website.

FACULTY and STAFF IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Antonio Mello, BS, MBA, MA, Ph.D.
Professor
Academic Director of the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Invesment Banking
antonio.mello@wisc.edu

Sachin Tuli, BBA, MS
Senior Lecturer
sachin.tuli@wisc.edu

David Ward, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
dward@bus.wisc.edu