International Business Co-Major

Chair: Kevin Clark, PhD. 
Associate Chair: Ward Utter, M.B.A.
Office: 2083 Bartley Hall
Telephone: 610-519-6924

As a result of the extraordinary changes brought on by globalization, companies need new kinds of managers—individuals who not only have strong business skills, but who are comfortable managing and communicating across cultures. In the International Business co-major, you will learn the potential and risks of new markets and develop the ability to think globally while acting locally.

The International Business co-major must be taken in conjunction with a major in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Real Estate.

Course Requirements for International Business Co-Major

Please note: IB co-majors are required to take an international course in their major discipline if such course is offered. An international course in each major is required if a student has more than one major. This course will also satisfy a major elective requirement. Also, ECO 3108 (Global Political Economy) is a core requirement and does not fulfill a major elective requirement for IB co-major.


Plus One (1) international-related History or international-related Social Science selected from Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Plus competency in a foreign language fulfilled by one of the following: Successful completion of Intermediate I and Intermediate II if French, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish is chosen.

OR Placement beyond the intermediate levels on language placement exam administered by the Classical & Modern Languages department.

OR Successful completion of two semesters of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindustani, Japanese, or Russian at any level.

If a student completed 2 years of a language (except Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindustani, Japanese, or Russian) in high school, credit for introductory courses in that language taken at the college level will not satisfy degree requirements, including electives.

Language requirements are waived for all international students whose first language is not English. International experience is waived for all international students.

Plus approved 6-week international experience


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Business Administration