Coursework Requirements

The IB co-major and your primary major can be completed in 121 hours with careful planning. Checksheets (see sidebar) will help you stay on track with the degree program requirements.

Foreign language:

Ability to read, write, and converse in a second language sets the IB co-major apart from the crowd. Co-majors normally demonstrate this by studying a second language through the conversation level. Check the UGA Bulletin for lanugages taught to this level (e.g., CHNS 3010, FREN 3010, GRMN 3010, ITAL 3010, JPNS 3010, PORT 3010, SPAN 3010) .

Major courses (6 credits):

  • ECON 4040, International Business Environment (Note: Economics majors take ECON 4550, International Trade, instead).

  • MGMT 5560, International Strategic Management (IB capstone class).

Major elective (3 credits):

  • Choose one: 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), MIST 5780 (Globalization and IT)
    Note: If your primary major is Marketing, Finance, or Management Information Systems, you must choose an elective outside of your major department.

International Immersion:

  • Choose one: (a) an approved, 3-credit study abroad program, (b) an approved internship in a company doing global business, or (c) two additional courses in the foreign language you are studying beyond the conversation-level.


Study Abroad Information

Students seeking a foreign experience are strongly encouraged to browse both summer study abroad and semester exchange programs offered through Terry Study Abroad. Terry faculty-led programs typically last 3-4 weeks and offer six business credits that can be used to fulfill IB co-major and general elective requirements. In addition, students can receive business credit through UGA’s Oxford and GLOBIS Programs. Terry students also have the option to spend a semester abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities.

For destination information, application instructions, or information on financial aid and costs, please contact Study Abroad Advisor Holly Alderman.

In addition to the Terry programs listed above, students have many other options to study abroad for credit. The Office of International Education has a complete list of UGA-sponsored study abroad and exchange programs. Speak with a study abroad advisor for more information on credit transfer and how to apply.


Internship Information

General Suggestions:

  • Students are encouraged to participate in internships that are either paid positions and/or provide major-related training
  • Students should not pay for an internship that does not provide credit or relevant training

INTB 4800 Credit: 

International Business co-majors that obtain internships relating to international business are encouraged to apply for INTB 4800 credit. Students apply before the last week of classes in the semester preceding their internship.

In order to receive three credits of INTB 4800, a student must work at least 200 hours over the duration of their internship. In addition, receiving three credits of INTB4800 is dependent on submitting a 15-page paper by the end of the semester one is enrolled in INTB4800. A one-credit option is available for those submitting a five-page paper.

Students are eligible to receive INTB4800 credit if they can demonstrate that the work performed relates to international business. Therefore, credit may be received for both domestic and international internships.

Read the requirements and download the application.

ExportGA

One of the first programs of its kind nationally, ExportGA pairs Terry International Business students with Georgia companies looking to enter foreign markets. The students, along with the UGA Small Business Development Center and other private and public consultants, help provide the participating businesses the tools they need to globalize their product. Since its inception in 1999, ExportGA has helped over 150 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world.

Export GA is only available in the fall and includes five hands-on workshops at UGA’s Gwinnett campus in Lawrenceville. All travel expenses can be reimbursed and breakfast is included at all workshops. Other than those meetings and at least one company visit during the fall, work can be done remotely from Athens, allowing for regular coursework.

Open to International Business co-majors, students in the program will be enrolled in INTB 4800 during the fall, which can be used to fulfill both the immersion and IB co-major elective requirement.

Students apply during the early spring for limited fall placements. Application deadline typically falls in early March.

Office of International Education Resources:

UGA’s Office of International Education has a wealth of information on programs for interning or working globally. For those seeking academic credit, third-party internship programs are offered in conjunction with courses on the cultural background and/or language of the program site. These programs offer their internship placement and on-site services for a fee (similar to an external study abroad program). Courses taken abroad and internship credit must go through the normal transfer credit review, by receiving approval from OIE or the college. Search UGA-affiliated programs here.

In addition to academic internship programs, OIE also provides a number of websites that post international internship opportunities. These websites’ postings vary greatly in regional focus, work performed, and supplemental fees so be sure to perform adequate research when finding the internship that best suits you.

Learn about OIE resources related to working, interning, or volunteering abroad.

Career Center:

Resources are made available by the Career Center for those seeking to work or intern abroad. To access these tools, login with your MyID and password to sign into DAWGlink and the GoinGlobal portal is located on the homepage.

The Career Center also provides this more comprehensive global guide of work, internship, and volunteering opportunities.