of the Major
Requirements of the Minor
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
marketplace. Internationalism is a core plank of the Ramapo College mission. The International Business Program prepares its students for vital roles in our interconnected world.
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 globe.
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 worlds diverse regions. International corporate internships, study abroad opportunities and foreign language skills are extremely valuable aspects to the curriculum. Each student will receive close personal advisement from a faculty member, and opportunity to access these various areas.
The International Business program offers a liberal arts core, that include 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.
This major leads to a Bachelor of Arts in International Business. While the Program is based in the Anisfield School of 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. Students will also be prepared for graduate work in business or in liberal arts and language studies are also possible choices.
The International Business faculty includes specialists in a variety of business concentrations, as well as specialists in the liberal arts. Because many of the Program's faculty have had broad experience in the business world, both in the United States and abroad, they are able to give students both theoretical and practical aspects of their fields; nearly all of the faculty hold doctorate degrees.
Rules For Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, and International Business Majors:
1. Students with less than 48 credits who indicate Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems or International Business as their major will be accepted as provisional business students.
2. Provisional students are automatically evaluated at the end of the semester they achieve 48 or more credits. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or better at 48 credits for official acceptance into ASB.
3. Students who have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or better at 48 credits will receive written notification of their acceptance into the Anisfield School of Business.
Students with a GPA below 2.5 will be notified in writing to contact The
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 with 48 credits or more must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be accepted into the Anisfield School of Business.
2. Students transferring into Ramapo with less than 48 credits will be accepted into ASB as provisional students and evaluated on only their Ramapo credits at the end of the semester they achieve 48 credits or more. At least 16 credits must be Ramapo credits.
3. Transfer students or returning Ramapo students with 48 credits or more 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 (16 credits) in order to continue the major.
For information on the 2.5 GPA Policy Appeals Process, see your faculty advisor or the ASB Unit secretary in Room A-233.
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