|Four Year Plan|
ASB: International Business (B.A.)
|Ed Petkus||William J. Frech
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 pillar 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 world's 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 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 of Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors, see "About the School."
Requirements of the Major
- Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below. Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
- Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible. Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
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 requirement. Double majors within the ASB are not permitted, except for Economics. Students who have a primary major offered from a school other than ASB and are contemplating a second major within the ASB must consult an ASB advisor for guidelines. A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.
Requirements of the Minor
|Subject & Course #||Title & Course Description|
|ECON 102||INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS|
|IBUS 326||FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS|
Business Coursework – choose one course
|ECON 323||COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS|
|ECON 325||INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS|
|IBUS 330||FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING|
|MKTG 350||INTERNATIONAL MARKETING|
|FINC 415||MULTINATIONAL FINANCE|
Liberal Arts Coursework – choose one course
|POLI 205||MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS|
|BADM 316||WORLD POLITICAL ECONOMY|
|HIST 386||US/LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS|
|IBUS 305||POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT|
|IBUS 321||CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA|
|IBUS 340||EUROPEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY|
|Additional Requirement – students must satisfy one of the following:|
Eight credits in foreign language study OR
*See International Business faculty for fieldwork options which include co-op with international firms, unpaid internships, field research, or study abroad.
Note: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.