Student resources

Choosing the IB co-major gives you a unique opportunity to pursue language, take international business classes, and gain real-world experience by participating in an internship, study abroad or advanced language course work.

Get involved!

The International Business Society is a student organization that promotes global interests, travel, and networking opportunities. Eligibility is open to all majors.

Apply online and check out upcoming events! 

To RSVP for events:

Internship information

INTB 4800 application: You may be able to get credit for an international internship. Read the requirements and download the application.

ExportGA: IB supports ExportGA, an internship program that pairs students with international businesses in Georgia. Upon successfully completing internship requirements, participants will receive INTB 4800 credit. Students apply in spring for a limited number of fall internships.

Coursework requirements

The co-major and your primary major can be completed in 121 hours with careful planning. Make sure to utilize the IB co-major checksheets provided (see sidebar) by your major advisor to track your progress as you complete the IB degree program requirements.

Foreign language requirement:

Proficiency to the conversation level. Eligible conversation-level courses include:

  • ARAB(LING) 3005, CHNS 3010, FREN 3010, FREN 3010H, GREK 3000, GRMN 3010, ITAL 3010, JPNS 3010, KREN 3001, PORT 3010, RUSS 3001, SPAN 3010, SPAN 3010H, URDU 4100/6100, YORB 3010, ZULU(AFAM) 3001 

Required IB co-major courses:

  • ECON 4040, International Business Environment (or 4550, International Trade, for ECON-IB majors).

  • MGMT 5560, International Strategic Management, capstone class.

 Required major elective:

  • Choose one from LEGL 4900 (International Legal Transactions for Business), MARK 4700 (International Marketing), FINA 4810 (International Finance), INTB 4800 (internship requires approval), INTB 5100 (Special Topics in International Business, taught abroad), MIST 5780 (Globalization and IT, taught abroad)

    • If your first major is Marketing, Finance, or Management Information Systems, you must choose something outside of your major.

Immersion requirement:

  • Choose one from (a) an approved, 3-hour study abroad program, or, (b) an approved internship with an international component in a company doing global business, or, (c) two additional language-related courses in the student’s selected language

Primary major courses:

  • Each major requires 4 courses that have been determined by the IB Committee as required coursework in the major. See the UGA Bulletin for more information regarding major classes. From the alphabetical dropdown menu, select your major that is listed with the International Business co-major.