Today, the marketplace is truly global.
That’s why there’s no better time to consider a degree in International Studies with a concentration on International Trade. Our International Studies program is offered through a partnership between the School of Business and Communication, which offers the International Trade concentration, and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts (International Relations).
International Trade students examine the world through a business lens, with a focus on globalization and global commerce, the political economy, and historical and foundational structures that have helped mold trade relationships through today.
Our International Trade program offers a multi-disciplinary approach, giving students vital principles they’ll need to not only understand the world of international business, but engage in it. And our students benefit from Hawaii’s unique location at the crossroads of the Pacific, where the economic climate is influenced not only by the United States, but the giants of Asia.
Perhaps most importantly, our program is built around the student; faculty mentors seek out ways to individualize learning and offer opportunities for growth outside the classroom. We are especially proud of our Study Abroad and Hogan Entrepreneurs programs, both of which not only build students’ knowledge of international trade, but of what it takes to be a leader.
Hogan Entrepreneurial Program pairs students with business leaders in a mentor-mentee relationship. Weekly meetings afford students the opportunity to develop personal experiences with established entrepreneurs. Note: The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program is available to all majors.
Study Abroad Program provides access to a plethora of countries, enabling you to expand upon your understanding of the international market place first hand.
B.A. International Studies - International Trade
Upon completion the program in Communication, a graduating student will demonstrate the following competencies:
1. The social and cultural contexts and issues which influence the conduct of international relations and trade
2. The economic systems and issues which influence the conduct of international relations and trade
3. The political, legal, and value systems and issues which influence the conduct of international relations and trade
4. The primary environmental challenges facing the global community at present and the international institutions and agreements created to address them
5. The distinctive features and challenges of conducting business internationally
Students who pursue a concentration in International Trade will further demonstrate the following competencies:
1. An understanding of the function areas of business, including central theories, modes of analysis, tasks, and strategies
2. The ability to apply knowledge of international trade in the context of actual firm operation
B.A. International Studies - International Trade Degree Requirements
• BU 200 Introduction to Business
• EC 201 Principals of Macroeconomics
• POL 111 Comparative Government and Politics
• RE 103 World Religions
• HI 152 World Civilizations II
• AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
• BU 362 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
• ENV/EC 313 Contemporary Economic Issues
• FIN 301 Principles of Finance
• HI/POL 439 Global Financial Crises
• MGT 306 Human Resource Management
• MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
• BU 402 International Business *
Elective courses (choose five):
• BU 416 Career Development
• BU 487 Internship
• COM 310 Intercultural Communication
• EC 320 Economic Systems in the Age of Globalization
• EC 420 International Economics
• HI/POL 419 Contemporary World Order
• HI/POL 438 Globalization and Capitalism
• MKT 436 Marketing Globally
• POL 375 International Relations
*May only be taken in the senior year
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