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Online International Business Degree

The Linfield International Business Degree provides you with a sound basic education in business, accounting, management and international business within the broader context of a liberal arts education. A bachelor’s degree in International Business prepares you to meet the challenges and complexities of the business world in a global environment. Graduates will find opportunities in the profit and non-profit sector, as well as private industry and governmental agencies.

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International Business Degree Program Overview

Higher education for the adult learner is more important than ever! To respond to this need, Linfield College is proud to offer a bachelor’s degree in International Business for the adult student. This degree program employs a variety of delivery formats to overcome barriers you encounter in accessing higher education – work schedules, proximity to a college, responsibilities to family. You can complete all of the business and economics courses and general education requirements in the International Business degree through online classes. Proficiency in a foreign language through the first-year college level and a study abroad experience are required and call for additional planning in completing the International Business degree. The language requirement is waived for students whose primary language is not English.

International Business Course Overview

  Three of the following courses are also required:  
BNAC 260 Financial Accounting BNMG 410 International Management  
BNAC 261 Managerial Accounting BNMK 426 International Marketing  
BSMG 301 Management BNSS 435 International Business Law  
BSMK 321 Marketing BNFN 443 International Finance  
BNSS 340 Business Law BNSS 480 Independent Study *  
BNFN 341 Financial Management BNSS 487 Internship *  
BNSS 495 Strategic Management (MWI) ECON 331 International Economics  

*with instructor approval


Why Choose Linfield College?

Linfield is one of the first colleges in the West and was chartered in 1858. The college is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities as an non-profit, independent institution. Linfield has received praise in recent years by The Washington Post, Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Monthly, Huffington Post, Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”  Forbes named Linfield one of the nation’s “Top Colleges,” with special recognition for quality of teaching and student satisfaction.
Linfield pioneered online education in the Pacific Northwest and now serves a virtual learning community of adult students logged in from around the globe. The advantages of Linfield's adult degree program are:

  • Desirable faculty to student ratio of 1 : 14
  • Convenient methods of class delivery
  • Affordable costs, comparable to state schools
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance 
  • Career planning assistance

Can I receive credit for previous college work?

Absolutely! Most academic college classes that you have taken from an accredited community college or four year college or university; for which you received a grade of “C” or higher, will count towards your bachelor’s degree. Our academic advisors will review all transcripts and will work with you to transfer as many credit as possible.

What about experience? I own my own business—shouldn’t that count for something?

We have a program that awards credit for knowledge gained on the job or through volunteer activities called credit for prior learning (CPL). You will work closely with an instructor to decide what courses you will challenge and assemble a portfolio to present prior learning demonstrated through experience. Your academic advisor can tell you more about this program.

What are the General Education requirements in a Linfield bachelor’s degree?

The general education is called the Linfield Curriculum and stresses wide exposure to the ways that educated individuals, be they scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, or ethicists, engage ideas, articulate choices and assert opinions. The Linfield Curriculum consists of an Inquiry Seminar (college writing), seven courses in the Modes of Inquiry, two courses in Diversity Studies, and a Writing-Intensive course in each major. Courses taken to satisfy the Linfield Curriculum also complete requirements in one or more areas of each student’s major.  

How many credits will it take to finish my degree?

The requirement for a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College is a cumulative total of 125 semester credits, which includes the Major, Linfield Curriculum, and electives. Credits that you completed at accredited community colleges and four-year colleges and universities count toward this total. A minimum of 30 credits in the degree must be completed at Linfield. Your advisor will work with you to maximize your previous college and work experiences, and provide a suggested academic plan to finish your program in the major you choose.

I’d like to find out more. What is the next step?

Please contact us and one of our knowledgeable admissions and enrollment specialists will be in touch with you shortly.

Congratulations on taking the first step to completing your bachelor’s degree in International Business!