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International Business

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS)

The Bachelor's of Applied Science in International Business prepares students to work in various roles within any company that does business globally, and specifically companies engaged in trade and logistics. Learn a broad range of business skills including operations management, marketing, management, finance, entrepreneurship, and more, all with global focus. Courses focus on hands-on learning such as projects from industry clients, group work with students in universities around the world, and internship experiences that can lead to job offers. Students complete 60 credits of international business coursework, and need 180 total college level credits to earn a Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in International Business.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) Full Time: 6
Part Time: 9

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

Four Year AAST and BAS Full Time Program Map

Four Year Associate of Business and BAS Full Time Program Map

BAS (from AAS-T) Full Time Program Map

BAS (from AAS-T) Part Time Program Map

BAS (from Associate of Business) Full Time Program Map

BAS (from Associate of Business) Part Time Program Map


Associate degree or equivalent, plus the following prerequisite courses:

Any General Education Requirements taken as part of the associate degree can be transferred in to the requirements below

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course counts towards the BAS Elective credits.

Introduces and defines basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures for recording business transactions and developing financial accounting reports.

ACCT& 201 5.0

This course counts towards the BAS Elective credits.

Examines application of basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures to more complex business situations in a corporate setting.

ACCT& 202 5.0

Course Substitute : BUS 220 - Business Finance (5 credits)

Analysis of accounting data as part of the managerial process of planning, decision-making, and control. Concentrates on economic decision-making in enterprises.

ACCT& 203 5.0

Course Substitute : RES 170 - Real Estate Law ( 5 credits )

This course counts towards the BAS Elective credits.

Covers nature, development and operation of principles of business law relating to contracts, commercial paper, corporations, agency, partnerships and sales.

BUS& 201 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH& 146 - Intro to Statistics ( 5 credits )

This course counts towards the BAS Elective credits.

The course focuses on the usefulness and limitations of statistics and their use in managerial decision making. The following techniques are addressed: descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling, hypothesis testing, simple regression, correlation and forecasting. Emphasis is placed on problem formulation, technique selection, and results interpretation. Prerequisites: Math 098 or Math 116. Transfer Class.

BUS 210 5.0

English 101 fulfills required program general education credits.

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Eligibility for ENGL&101.

ENGL& 101 5.0
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of micro and macroeconomics theory and their application in an international business environment
  • Analyze the impact of a variety of environmental and global factors in relation to formulating marketing strategies
  • Analyze and respond to competitors in a highly dynamic international market
  • Apply core management functions to decision-making, planning, organizing, prioritizing, and leading in a business environment
  • Demonstrate the basic foundation of and the difference between the international legal system and the American legal system
  • Broadly assess complex legal situations by defining and using applicable legal principles
  • Demonstrate how environmental factors such as politics, demographics, technology, geography, and culture affect the business climate and business operations
  • Evaluate foreign exchange markets and exchange rate systems
  • Practice within the legal and ethical framework of businesses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of operations management, including how businesses plan, design, and implement their global supply chain operations, manufacturing processes, and project management
  • Use current and emerging technologies to solve workplace problems through research, analysis, synthesis, presentation and results tracking.
  • Make effective use of human and cultural differences (e.g., learning style, communication style, ethnicity, age, gender) to create positive relationships with coworkers, peers and the public
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in an international business environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in more than one language or culture
  • Demonstrate successful real world international business experience through internship
  • Demonstrate the principles of marketing within a global context by developing a marketing plan for a region of the world
  • Demonstrate understanding of what global strategy is and its importance to business survival and success

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident BAS Non-Resident BAS International BAS
1 10 $2,401.00 $2,574.40 $6,747.00
2 15 $2,462.65 $2,640.65 $6,813.25

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$43,218.00 $46,339.20 $121,446.00

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • Research and Information Resources Fee ($6.50/upper division course credit)

Equipment Fee associated with this program

Students can elect to take the international business classes as evening hybrid courses or as 100% online courses.

During regular on-campus operations, if a student is in the evening hybrid program, they can plan for international business classes to be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the first year in the program, and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the second year of the program.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.


To check the program sequences please view pdf.