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ASB: International Business (B.A.)


Convener: Faculty:
Ed Petkus William J. Frech
Huiping Li
Gladys Torres-Baumgarten


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

  1. 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.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101 or 110 or 121
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
ANISFIELD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
ECON 101 MICROECONOMICS
ECON 102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
SELECT ONE International Category Course:
IBUS 326 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
SELECT ONE Organizational Category Course:
MGMT 302 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
SELECT ONE Ethics Category Course:
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
BADM 301 ETHICS IN BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
  PROFESSIONAL CORE:
ACCT 221 PRINCIPLES-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 222 PRINCIPLES-MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BADM 223 BUSINESS LAW I
INFO 224 PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BADM 225 MANAGEMENT STATISTICS
MKTG 290 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
FINC 301 CORPORATE FINANCE I
MGMT 370 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
BADM 495 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
 
Geographical Concentration - Choose one from below
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT – TWO COURSES
Language must be appropriate to Areas Studies option; coursework must receive a grade of "C" or higher.  This requirement may be waived for native speakers or by a third-year foreign language proficiency test. See convener of the IB major.
 
East Asian Studies Concentration – choose two courses
POLI 233 EAST ASIA: HISTORY AND POLITICS
INTL 235 CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZTION
POLI 301 CHINA: HISTORY, POLITICS AND CULTURE
POLI 305 JAPAN: HISTORY, POLITICS AND CULTURE
IBUS 321 CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA
Language Proficiency: Japanese/Chinese
 
European Studies Concentration - Choose two courses
POLI 205 MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTL 221 RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
POLI 306 RUSSIAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS
BADM 316 WORLD POLITICAL ECONOMY
IBUS 340 EUROPEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Language Proficiency:  Italian/German/Russian/Spanish/French
 
Global Studies Concentration - Choose two courses
POLI 235 INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
POLI 236 POLITICS OF GLOBALIZATION
BADM 316 WORLD POLITICAL ECONOMY
IBUS 321 CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA
IBUS 340 EUROPEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Language Proficiency: Any foreign language applies.
 
Latin American Studies Concentration - Choose two courses
HIST 284 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
HIST 387 HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA
INTL 283 CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
Language Proficiency: Spanish/ Portuguese
 
American (U.S.) Studies Concentration - Choose two courses
AMER 125 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES
HIST 101 INTRODUCTION TO US HISTORY I
  OR
HIST 102 INTRODUCTION TO US HISTORY II
POLI 223 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Language Proficiency: College English

The concentration in American (U.S.) Studies is open to international students only.

 
Note: Requests for any course substitutions must be approved in writing by the convener of the major.
 
International Business Core:
Business Concentration - choose one from below
Accounting Concentration:  choose three courses
ACCT 321 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
ACCT 322 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
ACCT 411 COST ACCOUNTING
ACCT 425 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
 
Economics Concentration:  choose three courses
ECON 323 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECON 325 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ONE 300/400 level Economics Course
 
Finance Concentration: choose three courses
FINC 303 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
FINC 415 MULTINATIONAL FINANCE
ONE other 300/400 Level Finance Courses
 
Marketing Concentration: choose three courses
MKTG 320 INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
MKTG 330 MARKETING RESEARCH
MKTG 350 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
MKTG 370 SALES MANAGEMENT
 
Management Concentration: choose three courses
MGMT 340 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGMT 346 EFFECTIVE HIRING
MGMT 403 CHANGE AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
MGMT 405 MANAGING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
MGMT 471 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MGMT 472 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 
Information Systems Concentration:  choose three courses
INFO 231 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
INFO 233 PROGRAMMING IN VISUAL BASIC
INFO 332 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
INFO 335 NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING
INFO 441 MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
 
International Business Advanced Coursework:  choose one course (must be taken in residence)
IBUS 305 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
IBUS 321 CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA
 
International Fieldwork Requirement
Experiential Component (study abroad, international co-op or internship)
 

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
Prerequisite Courses:
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
One additional course from Business or Liberal Arts Coursework above
OR
An International Fieldwork Experience with an International Business focus
OR
Independent Study approved by Convener.

 

*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.


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