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2011 - 2012 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Major - International Business Option


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The Business Administration major - International Business option prepares students to enter the exciting and rapidly growing world of international business. Increasingly, businesses find that suppliers and customers may come from anywhere in the world. To better prepare students for a future career in business that will likely require some international proficiency, students in this option take courses to gain competency in at least one foreign language, a cultural and political understanding of the region of the world where that language is dominant, and those special business skills needed to operate effectively in the international environment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


A student studying International Business must complete the following requirements:

Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Common SOBA Requirements - Credits: 41


Subtotal Quantitative Reasoning Requirement - Credits: 3-4


Auxiliary Requirement:


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirement - Credits: 4


International Business Option Requirements:


Subtotal International Business Option Requirements - Credits: 15 ¹ ²


Plus completion of the following:


A. International Experience.

This requirement can be met in several ways:

  1. Participation in a Semester Abroad program.
  2. International Exchange Program in any discipline.
  3. Participation in any summer Innovative Month program that includes an international experience of at least 3 weeks outside of the United States.
  4. Residence abroad-minimum of three months.
  5. Extensive individual travel abroad.

Each method requires documentation and approval of the SOBA Dean’s Office.

B. Modern Language Competency.

This requirement can be met in several ways:

  1. Completion of a 200-level modern language course.
  2. Completion of a 100-level modern language course in TWO different modern languages.
  3. Score of 3 or above on an AP modern language exam.
  4. ACTFL proficiency exam score.
  5. Native speaker of a language other than English.
  6. Completion of an intensive language training program.

Each method requires documentation and approval of the SOBA Dean’s Office.

Subtotal International Experience and/or Modern Language Proficiency - Credits: 0-12


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 64-76


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*


* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

1 The 15 credits used to satisfy an option in International Business may not be used to satisfy any other major, minor or option within SOBA.

2 ALTERNATIVE STUDY PROGRAM: The International Business option electives may be satisfied by successful completion of Study Abroad courses (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or Marketing) or exchange program(s) approved by SOBA.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

Note:  Many International Business option students participate in the SOBA winter term JTA program in Europe.

Business Administration Major - International Business Option Suggested Course Sequence¹


 

  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester3    
  COMP 125  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC1)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (HI)2
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
  3-4
4
3-4
3-4
  COMP 126  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC2)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
MATH 110 
ES 100 /PE
  3-4
3-4
3-4
4
1
  Total Credits   13-16   Total Credits   14-17
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  COMP 252 
ACC 225 
ECON 262  (SS)2
BA 253  (MA) 
  4
4
3
4
 

ACC 226 
ECON 272  (SS)²
BA 260 
CSIS 222 
BA 271 

  4
3
3
4
3
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   17
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BA 301 
MK 350 
BA 380 
Free Elective

  4
4
4
3
 

BA 353 
BA 372 
Major Elective
Upper Level Econ or SOBA QR Requirement

  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   16 
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
  Free Elective
EGC
Major Elective
Major Elective
  4
3-4
4
3-4
 

BA 496 
Major Elective
EGC
Free Elective

  4
3-4
3-4
4
  Total Credits   14-16    Total Credits   14-16
               

1 In order to graduate in four years, the recommended number of credits per semester is 15 credits (8 semesters X 15 credits = 120 credits for graduation).

2 There is a specific group of lower level Liberal Arts Core courses. The group contains AH, HI, and SS courses. Students must complete a total of 15 credits in that group with at least 1 course from HI, 2 courses from AH, and 1 from SS (both Econ 262 and 272 will satisfy this SS requirement).

3 By the end of the Freshman year, a student should have completed Comp 150 (or equivalent) and 30 credits.

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