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International Business Administration, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Alma, MI, United States
A successful international business career requires a strong foundation of International Business Administration knowledge from Alma College, the ability to think globally, and a commitment to understanding diverse cultures. 
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The International Business Administration major at Alma College integrates the study of foreign language and culture with a solid business foundation. The program includes 32 credits in business and 24 credits in either French, German, Spanish or Chinese. 

Your language courses will help you understand the conversation, civilizations, culture, history and literature of other countries, while your business courses will provide a global perspective with a focus upon strategic analysis, business planning and communication skills.

Students are encouraged to plan a business-related internship to gain on-the-job experience before leaving college. You might want to gain practical experience in accounting, general business management, finance, non-profit administration or marketing. An internship will not only give you valuable professional training, it will also help you build your professional contacts and meet potential employers. It’s all about planning for your future. 


If you enjoy travel and learning about other cultures, this could be a great choice for you. The majority of jobs in international business involve sales and marketing. Sales professionals working in defense industries, maritime shipping, construction or oil field equipment can earn very high salaries. Some students also pursue an international business degree as preparation for law school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Business Foundations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Contemporary Management
  • Marketing and Society
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Trade
  • International Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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