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Catalog 2003-2004
International Business (BA)
Requirements of the Major
School of Administration and Business
Convener: William Frech


 
BIBS 326 Fundamentals of International Business 3 crs.
 
Language Requirement
0-14 crs.
  The language requirement should be taken as soon as possible with the selected regional studies program. Requirements are: Foundations I and II, Intermediate I and II.
Language requirement can be waived totally or in part through petition to or proficiency exam by the Language Convener, School of American and International Studies. Waivers do not earn credits.
 
 
Regional Studies Program Requirement*:
Select one option from the following:
9 crs.
  East Asian Studies – Choose 3 courses from the following:
AHST 261 History of Modern China
AINS/APOL 233 East Asia: History & Politics
APOL 305 Japan: History, Politics, & Culture
BIBS 335/APOL 314 Japan/U.S. Political & Economic Relations
Language Proficiency: Japanese, Chinese

European Studies – Choose 3 courses from the following:
APOL 205 Modern Comparative Politics
BBAD/AINS 316 World Political Economy
BIBS 265 International Political Economy
BIBS/AINS 305 Politics of International Investment
BIBS 340 European Business Community
Language Proficiency: Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, French

North American Studies – Choose 3 courses from the following:
AHST 321 Mexico & Central America
AHST 354 Mexico in the 20th Century
AINS 255/BPOL 235 Political Economy of North America
BIBS 202 Canada/U.S. Relations
BIBS/AINS 305 Politics of International Investment
Language Proficiency: French, Spanish

Global Studies - Choose 3 courses from the following:
AINS 255/BPOL 235 Political Economy of North America
APOL 235 International Politics
BBAD/AINS 316 World Political Economy
BIBS/AINS 305 Politics of International Investment
BIBS 340 European Business Community
Language Proficiency: Any foreign language applies.

Latin American Studies – Choose 3 courses from the following:
AINS 255/BPOL 235 Political Economy of North America
AHST 219 Contemporary Latin America
AHST 223 Latin American Culture and Civilization
AHST 306 Multinational Corporations in Latin America
AHST 341 U.S./Latin America Relations
AHST 354 Mexico in the 20th Century
AHST 355 Human Rights in Latin America
Language Proficiency: Spanish, Portuguese

American (United States) Studies – for foreign national students only. Students selecting this program must have approval of the Convener of the major. Choose 3 courses from the following:
AAMR 125 Introduction to American Studies
AHST 107/108 Introduction to U.S. History I or II
APOL 223 American Government
Language Proficiency: College English

*Requests for any course substitutions must be approved in writing by the Convener of the major.
 
 
Professional School Core:
 
BATG 221 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 crs.
BBAD 225 Management Statistics 3 crs.
BINF 224 Principles of Information Technology 3 crs.
BMGT 301 Management Theory and Practice 3 crs.
BMKT 301 Marketing Principles and Practices
(prerequisite waived for IBS majors only)
3 crs.
BFIN 301 Corporate Finance I 3 crs.
APHL 301 Ethics in Business 3 crs.
BBAD 495 Strategic Management 4 crs.

International Business Core:
One Course from the following outside of your chosen concentration
3 crs.
  BATG 436 International Accounting
BECO 323 Comparative Economic Systems
BECO 325 International Economics
BFIN 415 Multinational Finance
BIBS 330 Fundamentals of Importing/Exporting
BMKT 302 International Marketing
 
 
Concentration: Choose one of the following
9-13 crs.
  Accounting – 13 cr.
BATG 222 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3crs,)
BATG 321 Intermediate Accounting I (3crs.)
BATG 322 Intermediate Accounting II (4crs)
BATG 436 International Accounting (3crs)

Economics – 9 cr.
BECO 325 International Economics (3crs.)
BECO 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3crs.)
One 300/400 Level Economic Course (3crs.)

Finance – 12 cr.
BFIN 303 Commercial Bank Management (3 crs.)
BFIN 415 Multinational Finance (3crs.)
Two 300/400 Level Finance Courses (6crs.)

Marketing – 12 cr.
BMKT 302 International Marketing (3 crs.)
BMKT 323 Sales Management (3crs.)
BMKT 327 Market Research (3crs.)
BMKT 431 Integrated Marketing Communications(3 crs.)

Management – 13 cr.
BMGT 310 Operations Management (3crs.)
BMGT 313 Human Resource Management (3crs.)
BMGT 428 Readings & Research in Management (4crs.)
BMGT 430 Supply Chain Management(3crs.)

Computer Information Systems – 12 cr.
BINF 224 Principles of Information Technology (3crs.)
Three 300/400 level Information Systems courses (9 crs.)
 
 
International Fieldwork Requirement
3 crs.
  Experiential Component (study abroad, international co-op or internship)  

  Minimum 49-67 crs.
NOTE: Some required courses in school cores and majors also satisfy certain general education categories.
Check with your advisor to see which courses may fulfill more than one requirement.

Double majors within SAB are not permitted, except with Economics.

Students who have a primary major offered from a school other than SAB and are contemplating a second major within the School of Administration and Business must consult an SAB advisor for guidelines.
SAB School Core Requirements

AINS 127 Introduction to International Studies 3 crs.
B/MECO 113 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 crs.
BECO 114 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 crs.

  Minimum 9 crs.



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