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The development of an international perspective is a key component in the mission of the Jack C. Massey College of Business. All undergraduate B.B.A. degree-seeking students are required to complete an International Business course and global concepts are discussed in other business classes.

B.B.A. in International Business

The international business concentration in the undergraduate School of Business Administration prepares students to work in the international environment. This concentration includes both international business and language coursework.  In response to the business community, the major also includes depth within a business discipline (Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, or Marketing).

This major requires one semester or one full summer term abroad enrolled in an approved college or university academic program.  We currently have partnerships with several universities in other countries or we will help you find a school in your country of interest.

> Learn more about the International Business concentration and view the curriculum here.

Minor in International Business

Students pursuing a different B.B.A. concentration or students outside of the business school also have the option of incorporating an International Business minor.  In addition to 18 hours of international courses, this minor does require two semesters at the 2000 level or higher in the same foreign language successfully completed (may be counted as a general education requirement or toward a Major or Minor in a foreign language), as well as an approved Study Abroad experience (Semester, Summer term, or Belmont University sponsored course that has an authorized overseas component).

> You can find the requirements for the International Business minor from the catalog here.


MBA 6350 is an experiential course offered several times per year and required of all MBA students in The Massey School.  The course consists of four components: 

  • Students are assigned an international business consulting project.
  • Students participate in class sessions in Nashville, conduct desk research, and meet with consulting clients, if appropriate.
  • Students conduct field research in one or more countries during a one-week international trip.  Possible field research includes lectures, factory tours, meetings with business and government contacts, social and cultural events, and library or Internet inquiry.
  • After returning to Nashville, the project culminates with a formal presentation to the Massey community and consulting clients.

Past MBA 6350 courses have included trips to Belgium, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, England, and Ireland.