About the Major
Each day the United States forges stronger economic links to
the global economy, making a knowledge of international business
essential in meeting the challenges and competition of the global
The International Business major at Ramapo College uniquely
combines specialized business skills with the liberal arts to
broaden students perspectives and intellectual abilities.
Focusing on the role of the U.S. in the international business
environment, the program helps students develop a heightened
awareness of the changing political and social aspects of countries
around the world.
Majors in International Business acquire the ability to analyze
and understand global business operations and learn to appreciate
the economic, political, and social climates of the globes
diverse regions. International corporate internships, study
abroad opportunities and foreign language skills are extremely
valuable adjuncts to the curriculum. Each student will receive
close personal advisement from a faculty member.
The program offers a liberal arts core, including introduction
to international studies, fundamentals of international business,
introduction to macroeconomics/microeconomics, language studies,
and courses in international business. Students select a concentration
in one of the following business areas: management, accounting,
finance, marketing, economics, or computer information systems.
The major leads to a B.A. in International Business. While the
program is based in the School of Administration and Business,
its multidisciplinary approach draws on faculty and courses
from other schools of the college.
A minor in International Business is also available to students
in other majors.
International Business graduates will find job opportunities
in accounting, marketing, finance, and management with corporations
engaged in international business activities. They may also
find opportunities in government and education. Graduate work
in business or in liberal arts and language studies are also
The International Business faculty includes specialists in a
variety of business concentrations, as well as disciplines in
the liberal arts. Because many of them have had broad experience
in the business world, both here and abroad, they are able to
give students both theoretical and practical aspects of their
fields; nearly all hold doctorates from major universities.
Rules For Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration,
Information Systems, and International Business Majors:
1. Students with less than 45 credits who indicate Accounting,
Business Administration, Information Systems or International
Business as their major will be accepted as provisional business
2. Provisional students are automatically evaluated at the end
of the semester they achieve 45 or more credits. Students must
have a 2.5 GPA or better at 45 credits for official acceptance
3. Students who have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or better at 45 credits
will receive written
notification of their acceptance into the School of Administration
Students with a GPA below 2.5 will be notified in writing to
Advisement Center to choose another major as well as their right
to submit an
Returning Ramapo Students and Transfer Students
1. Students transferring into Ramapo or with 45 or more credits
must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be accepted into
the School of Administration and Business.
2. Students transferring into Ramapo with less than 45 credits
will be accepted into SAB as
provisional students and evaluated on only their Ramapo credits
at the end of the semester
they achieve 45 or more credits. At least 15 credits must be
3. Transfer students or returning Ramapo students with 45 or
more credits and a GPA of less than 2.5 who have been out of
school for more than 3 years may be accepted as provisional
business students. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.5
or better for one semester (15 credits) in order to continue
For information on the 2.5 GPA Policy Appeals Process, see your
Business advisor or the SAB Unit secretary in Room A-233.