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Catalog 2004-2005
International Business (BA)
School of Administration and Business

Requirements of the Major
Requirements of the Minor

Career Paths
Convener: William Frech

(disclaimer below)

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.

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 globe’s 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 possible choices.

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:

Ramapo Students

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 students.

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 into SAB.

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 and 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 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 Ramapo credits.

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 the major.

For information on the 2.5 GPA Policy Appeals Process, see your Business advisor or the SAB Unit secretary in Room A-233.

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