International Business: Accounting


A major

You know accounting is the field for you and you understand that today all business is international business. The demand for international business graduates is greater than ever and expected to increase. Accounting in any organization – local, national, or global – is affected by decisions, trends, and events overseas.

Bryant’s International Business program is ranked 16th in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The curriculum is globally focused from your first semester on campus. Our program is one of the few in the country to offer concentrations in business functions including accounting, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Expert faculty collaborate to help you develop a global perspective and a fundamental cultural knowledge of the world. You’ll understand the relevance of complex international issues faced by managers of multinational companies and the role of technology in business, especially as it relates to globalization.

Real projects, real companies, real experience

Before you graduate, you’ll have a strong theoretical foundation in international business. You will also have the unique experience of applying theories to a real-world situation through a senior year practicum. This intense project might pair you as a member of a team of students with a local business owner who wants to sell products in the United Arab Emirates, and a faculty member whose former career was overseeing the growth of a Chilean multinational forest products firm.

In the end, you’ll see your hard work make a difference, and the experience is one that prospective employers will want to hear about.

Bryant’s International Business/Accounting program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of this critical functional area of concentration. You’ll also become proficient in a second language and study abroad, where you can practice your language skills, deepen your global perspective, and immerse yourself in a different culture. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running – in whatever country you decide to call home.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in International Business opens doors to a wide variety of professional careers, including: international securities analysis, economic development banking, monetary policy and research, trade insurance, overseas communication, international trade and development, export/import banking, international finance, technology transfer, and more. Our graduates are also accepted into prestigious graduate programs and law schools worldwide.

International Business faculty

Bryant’s International Business faculty members hail from diverse cultures and have attained the highest credentials in their fields of study from top universities in the United States. Many have rich work experience with well-known multinational companies. They include a former investment manager for the state economic and trade committee in China, a professor whose research won Best International Paper from the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management, and a management professor who has taught in MBA and executive MBA programs in 14 countries. The faculty brings this global mindset into the classroom, adding a vital dimension to student learning and success.

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For an IB major, with a concentration in accounting:

International Academic Experience

Within the 125 credits comprising the program distribution, the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours of credit must be taken as international study abroad except for students on an F1 Visa.


First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100G)

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)


Upper-Level Gateway Requirement *to come when available


International Business: Accounting Concentration

Financial Reporting I (ACG301)

Financial Reporting II (ACG302)

Cost Management (ACG311)

Accounting Information Systems (ACG345)

Corporate Taxation (ACG351) or Individual Taxation (ACG352)

Auditing Concepts (ACG442)

Three (3) Accounting Electives

Business Core Requirements

Financial Accounting (ACG203) 

Introduction to Global Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201G)

Global Dimensions of Financial Management (FIN201G)

The Carolyn Rafaelian International Business Practicum (IB490) 

Global Dimensions of Operations Management (MGT201G)

Global Dimensions of Marketing (MKT201G)

International Business Integrative Experience

International Accounting (ACG320)

Multinational Finance (FIN368) 

International Business Management (MGT356)

International Marketing (MKT368)

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114) 

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121) 

International Business Law (LGLS451)

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

Statistics I (MATH201)

One (1) Humanities Historical Survey Course (International focus)

Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements - Modes of Thought*

[Must include four (4) courses with an international focus]

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one Lab Science)

(One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level)

One (1) Cultural Mode of Thought

*19 net credits - 3 credits from the required Language Minor may be applied to this distribution

One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

Language Minor Requirement – International Business majors must complete a language minor. Required course: Chinese for Business (ML-CH404) or Chinese for Business II (ML-CH405), French for Business (ML-FR404), Italian for Business (ML-IT404), or Spanish for Business (ML-SP404) - depending on language minor.


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To learn more, please contact: 
Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D. 
Associate Dean of the College of Business 
Professor and Coordinator of the International Business program

Turning internship into job offer

Margaret Wong ‘14
Path: International Business (Accounting, Global Supply Chain Management), Chinese

“I’ve learned how to problem solve. I’ve learned how to think on my toes,” says Margaret Wong ’14. In summer 2013, she interned in Houston, TX, with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest of the Big Four accounting firms. Wong spent the previous summer in Shanghai, China, where she worked as a supply chain intern for manufacturing company Kohler. One of the main advantages of working at PwC this summer is the possibility of a job offer, not to mention a company paid trip to Disney World. “The treat interns very well…and having a job lined up throughout senior year [is] very important,” says Wong.