International Business Degree (BBA)

Opening to a world of business opportunity

The Global World of Business

In this rapidly changing global economy, employers seek graduates who possess business skills and who are specifically trained for the international business environment. The BBA in International Business at HBU provides students with a solid foundation in business with courses in management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems and business analytics. In addition, students learn the international cultural environment through the study of history, geography, government, religion, language and communication. Finally, students will participate in the international study abroad program to gain a first-hand understanding of international business practices.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the USA, is a hub for international business. The city is home to more corporate headquarters than any other city in the country, except for New York City, and also boasts one of the largest port facilities in the country. With a highly educated and diverse population, Houston is a great center for international business, and Houston Baptist University is a great place to expand your understanding of the global business environment.

In addition to the university general education requirements, a study abroad trip is required as part of the major, and is taken during the junior or senior year. (The cost of the trip is not covered under financial aid.) Students can also gain a competitive edge in the job market by participating in our internship program.

Students interested in focusing their study on a particular region of the world (for example, Latin America) will work closely with their adviser so that the student fulfills the language requirement and selects history, literature, and other courses that complement their chosen region of international business activity.

Internship Opportunities

Academically qualified students in the latter part of their major have the opportunity to participate in the internship program. Employers consistently report that student participation in internships provides a competitive edge when seeking employment. Positive student feedback on internships supports our own assessment that this work experience is enriching.

Highly Qualified Faculty Members

Faculty members at Houston Baptist University are committed to teaching as their first priority, and are highly qualified in their respective fields. All have practical experience as well. In addition to teaching, many members of the faculty are also involved in a variety of scholarly activities, conducting research and publishing in professional journals.

Diverse backgrounds of faculty members further enrich both their teaching and the learning experiences of students. This diversity is reflected in the faculty’s academic backgrounds (ranging from economics to engineering to applied mathematics, with many holding multiple advanced degrees or professional qualifications) and their heritages, making ours a truly multinational department. This diversity is still bound by the commonality of Christian values. In today’s global economy with diverse organizational workforces, this type of exposure helps to give our students an added edge.

Next Step

If you understand the importance of studying International Business, apply now.