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BBA in International Business

Today, business is international, and it will be even more so in the decades to come when you are looking for jobs in the global economy of the 21st Century. If you don't get on the IB train now, you'll be left at the station. It is truly just that simple.

For the skeptic, look at the tags in your clothes, the appliances you own, and the cars on the road, where were they manufactured? Also, can you answer this question: how many countries are major manufacturing contributors to the production of Boeing's first new plane of the 21st century, the 787 Dreamliner? Hint: Don't try counting on your fingers; you won't have enough of them.

University of Oklahoma is a proud member and co-founder of CUIBE. CUIBE is a consortium of schools and universities that have undergraduate International Business programs. The primary objectives of the consortium are to provide its members with an opportunity to benchmark their programs against other member schools and facilitate sharing of best practices in International Business education. Sixteen out of the top twenty-five international business programs in the country are members of this prestigious organization.

Here is the bottom-line: if you are not IB prepared, you will have, proverbially speaking, one hand tied behind your back after graduation when you are competing for a 21st Century job with those who are IB prepared. And, if you are the one who is IB prepared, your competition for that job after college will be the one with a hand tied behind the back. A top 30-ranking by U.S. News and World Report and incredible study abroad opportunities make the International Business major a smart choice for future global leaders.

Now is the time to choose your job search scenario!


Degree Checksheet


Let's talk about what you can expect from your International Business education at OU.

The goal of the IB program at the Price College of Business is simple:

It is to make you prepared for the global business world of the 21st century. To do so, we haven't thrown away the 20th century book on business education, but we certainly have rewritten much of how they are presented.

A unique feature of the IB program is that it is a Dual-Major program. Students are required to major in International Business, which provides an across business disciplines appreciation of the challenges and strategies for coping in the global business world in which we live today and will continue to live during your lifetime. Additionally, to prepare students for the business world of the 21st Century, the IB major requires students to be proficient in a second language and to have a meaningful international experience.

IB students are required to double major in: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Sports Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. This part of the IB program is to provide skill-depth in a specific of business. Companies want employees to have a skill-set and this part of the IB Program provides it.

To summarize:

An International Business (IB) Major is required to have:

  • a double-major
  • a conversational proficiency in a second language
  • a significant study/work abroad experience

We also recommend that IB Majors consider attaining:

  • a School of International and Area Studies (SIAS) Minor
  • an Honors College Curriculum
  • membership in Phi Beta Delta

This may sound like a lot to do, but it can be accomplished within the normal four-year plan of study. Read on, we explain at this website how this is possible. However first, let's ask some basic questions about the IB Program requirements.

  • Why do we require you to have a double-major?
  • Why do we require you to have conversational-level language proficiency?
  • Why do we require you to have a study abroad experience?
  • Why do we recommend a SIAS Minor?
  • Why do we recommend an Honors Curriculum?
  • Why do we recommend participating in Phi Beta Delta?

For all of these questions, the answer is both simple and the same:


We want to help you to be prepared for the challenges of today's increasingly competitive world of global business, and more immediately, we want to help you to be highly competitive in your job quest when you enter the business world after graduating from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Your time in the IB Program will be a learning experience: academically, socially and interpersonally. Your IB Program experiences will help you to grow substantially as a person. In sum, the IB Program is designed to be a means to an end, with our goal being to provide you with the resources that you will need to be prepared for and competitive in the world of international business.

Foreign Language Requirement

Global leaders must be able to understand and communicate with international business partners. It is essential then, for IB majors to learn another language. Accordingly, all students must take between 12 and 22 hours of a foreign language depending on their language profiency test result and whether or not they are already bilingual.

SAIS Minor

For more information on the SAIS minor, visit the College of International Studies website.

Study Abroad Component

  1. Study abroad program must be a minimum of 8  weeks.
  2. Students must complete and submit the declaration of intent to Study Abroad form to the undergraduate advising office, located in Price Hall Suite 1010.
  3. Students must earn passing credits while abroad (passing credits are determined by the foreign institution).


Price College of Business is a member of of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE).