2002 - 2003 International Business, Bachelor of Arts (BUINT)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Plan of Study

Program Director: Ken Meland
Faculty: Haiwei Chen, Aric Krause, Michael Mamo, Ken Meland, Nancy Panos Schmitt, James Seidelman, Vicki Whiting, Kelvin Willoughby

Objectives

The major in International Business leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes specialized skills and knowledge necessary for success in the global environment. This program prepares students for the complex requirements of international business: technical and functional competence, foreign languages, cultural awareness and sensitivity, familiarity with international institutions, and the conduct of global business. A major strength of the International Business program is the combination of general and international business course work with intensive language and cultural studies. The program is also designed for students who wish to follow a planned progression into the Westminster MBA Program.

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in International Business, students must complete the courses outlined below. Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in business program course work to be eligible for a Bachelor of Arts in International Business.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Business students should take the following courses as part of the liberal education (LE) requirements. These courses must be completed before registering for upper division business courses:

ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (LE Group 3)
ENGL 110 Composition and Research (LE Skills Requirement)
MATH 141 College Algebra (LE Group 10)
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics (LE Skills Requirement)





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Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

16

International Business majors must complete eight credit hours in one of the following ways:

  • Sixteen credit hours of a single foreign language (minors are encouraged.)
  • Twelve credit hours of a foreign language, and either: four credit hours of a Westminster May/Summer international study tour, or four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
  • Twelve credit hours of a single foreign language and four credit hours of an another foreign language.See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

II.

Lower Division Business Courses

24

MGMT 110 Historical Traditions of Business and Entrepreneurship
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics
ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics
IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics

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III.

Upper Division Business Courses

28

ECON 319 International Economics
FINC 435 International Finance
MGMT 305 Principles of Management
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law
MGMT 485 Strategic Management
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 340 International Marketing

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IV.

Electives

5

Three hours from the following:
ESS 301 World Regional Geography
PLSC 414 International Relations

Two hours from the following:
ACCT 412 International Accounting
ECON 412 Multinational Corporations
IRM 412 Global Information Systems
MGMT 412C International Negotiations
MGMT 412H International Law


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V.

Practice/Experience Courses

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Any Business Prefix 440* Internship
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Any Business Prefix 441* International Business Practicum
or
Any Business Prefix 442* Professional Portfolio

*Note to transfers: all internships (440) must be taken at upper division level. For transfer of credit for 441 or 442, please see the Practice Experience Coordinator.

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TOTAL HOURS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

75 - 77

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in International Business must complete a total of 16 credit hours of a foreign language, with a minimum of 12 hours in a single foreign language. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in a foreign language by completing additional course work beyond the program requirements. Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in International Business may have the option, based on MBA admission, of completing an accelerated Master of Business Administration degree. A minimum of 36 graduate credit hours are required to complete the program and earn the Master of Business Administration degree in conjunction with the requirements of the B.A. in International Business program.

Note: Students who wish to participate in the MBA program should plan to take the GMAT and apply for admission to the MBA program during their senior year. Students are encouraged to meet with their program advisor for specific requirements. Information on the MBA program admission requirements is found in the MBA section of this catalog.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information about restrictions when completing a major and a minor or two majors.

Recommended Plan of Study for International Business

In order to complete all major requirements, International Business majors should plan to take business courses in the following stages, subject to scheduling and availability constraints, in conjunction with other required courses and electives.

Freshman - Sophomore

Sophomore - Junior

ACCT

213 Accounting Principles

ACCT

313 Managerial Accounting

ECON

253 Elem Macroeconomics

ECON

263 Elem Microeconomics

IRM

200 Princ of Info Res Mgmt

FINC

307 Corporate Finance

MGMT

110 Hist/Trad of Bus & Entrep

MGMT

305 Princ of Management

MATH

141 College Algebra

MGMT

325 Business Law

MATH

150 Statistics

MKTG

300 Princ of Marketing

Foreign Language (8 hrs.)

Foreign Language (8 hrs.)

Junior - Senior

ECON

319 International Economics

FINC

435 International Finance

MGMT

485 Strategic Practicum

MKTG

340 International Marketing

ESS301 or PLSC 414

ACCT/ECON/MGMT/IRM International Elective

440/441/442 Internship/Practicum Requirement