The Department of Economics and International Business is one of four academic units of the College of Business Administration (COBA) at the Sam Houston State University. The department offers courses that lead to majors and minors in Economics as well as in International Business for the undergraduate program in business administration. It also offers graduate courses that are part of the Master of Business Administration curricula.
The Economics program is intended for students seeking a logical, ordered way of looking at various business and economic problems. The principles, approaches, and conclusions learned from the study of economics form the basis for developing sound policies in business, government, and personal life decisions. The study of economics is an effective way to prepare for several types of career, including management training programs in corporations and financial institutions of all sizes; federal, state, and local government employment in administrative and staff positions dealing with analysis, planning, and control functions; analyst positions on corporate staffs; and graduate education in law, business, public administration, urban studies, and economics.
The International Business program is designed for students preparing for positions with business, government, or international agencies dealing with international trade and foreign investments. As a result of the growing importance of international trade in the world economy, domestic and multinational corporations will face a growing need for employees with specialized training in matters relating to international trade. The study of international business is an effective way to prepare for several types of career, including management training programs in domestic and multinational corporations; federal, state, and international agency employment in administrative and staff positions dealing with analysis, planning, and control functions. It is also an excellent preparation for graduate education in international relations, diplomacy, international law, business, public administration, and economics.