2012 - 2013 International Business, Bachelor of Arts (BUINT)

Program Requirements | Bachelor of Arts | Plan of Study

Department Chair: Christopher Tong
Faculty: Stephen Hurlbut, Brian Jorgensen, Aric Krause, Michael Mamo, Rob Patterson, Nancy Panos Schmitt, Christopher Tong, Vicki Whiting, Jerry Van Os

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in International Business are eligible to enroll in the Accelerated MBA Program for Westminster graduates.

Program Goals

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 coursework with intensive language and cultural studies. Students completing the bachelor degree in international business will:

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 coursework to be eligible for a Bachelor of Arts in International Business.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Bachelor of Arts in International Business

Requirement Description Credit Hours
I. Undergraduate Business Core 50
Please refer to the Undergraduate Business Core page for requirements.  
II. Bachelor of Arts Requirements 12
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts option (B.A.) must complete twelve credit hours of foreign language in one of the following ways:
Eight credit hours of a single foreign language, and either:
  • four credit hours of a Westminster May term study/cultural international experience, or
  • four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
Twelve credit hours of a single foreign language.
See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.
III. Upper Divison Required International Courses 16
ECON 319 International Economics 4
FINC 435 International Finance 4
MGMT 490 International Management 4
MKTG 340 International Marketing 4
IV. Electives 3-4

Choose 3-4 credits from the following:

International Study Tour/Trip (4)
Approved International Special Topics Classes (3-4)
PLSC 414 International Politics (3)
Two 2-credit-hour International May Term Courses (4)
VI. Practice/Experience Courses 2-4
Any Business Prefix 440* Internship 2-4
Any Business Prefix 441* International Business Practicum 4
Any Business Prefix 442* Professional Portfolio 2

*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.

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 30 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study for International Business

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year ECON 253
MATH 141
Language I
MATH 150
Language II
Sophomore Year

ACCT 213
ECON 263
IRM 200
Language III

FINC 300
MGMT 230
MGMT 305
PHIL 206
Junior Year MGMT 325
MGMT 490
ECON 319
MKTG 300
Senior Year FINC 435
MKTG 340
Trip or other Elective
MGMT 475
Any Prefix 440/441/442