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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

International Business BUS 103


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain and account for the growth in international business in recent years; understand the role that culture plays in business activity and practice; describe the main components of the business environment and explain how they affect business practices; compare different theories of international trade; understand how different governmental trade policies impact trade patterns; explain how economic integration occurs and describe its benefits; explain the concepts of ethics and social responsibility and discuss the strategies that businesses can use to act more responsibly; and discuss different strategic foci of international businesses.


This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and theories associated with business in the international environment.  The course is arranged in a 15-week schedule and includes a textbook, study guide, and other materials.  The final examination determines the grade in the course. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Management, International Business, Fundamentals of International Business, and Principles of International Business (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).