International Business Major

(College of Business Administration) — 42-65 credits – This program requires language proficiency, completion of the international business major requirements, a functional business major, and an international experience.


Language Requirement

This major requires demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level in a second language. This can be accomplished either by completing prescribed courses or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Department of Modern Languages. Language proficiency would generally be acquired through the study of a language up to and including the MLG 202 level with grades of “C” or better in each course.   (Students whose native language is not English will meet this requirement through demonstrated proficiency via TOEFL or departmental exam.)


Majors must also complete an out-of-country international experience of at least 3 weeks duration prior to graduation. The international experience must be pre-approved by the College of Business Administration International Business Advisory Committee. Students should apply for approval at least one semester before the planned experience. The advisory committee will determine the credit value of the experience, in consultation with department chairs. For non U.S. based students this requirement is met through the satisfactory completion of all required course work.


Required Courses — 24 credits – ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202, ECO 340, FIN 440, MKT 341, MGT 360, BUS 405 and two courses from elective choices: ECO 311, 375, 440; FIN 477, MKT 440, 445; MGT 408, 430, 431, 484; up to three credits in international internship 450/452; up to three credits in independent study ACC/ECO/FIN/IS/MKT/MGT 499. A maximum of three credits from the functional business major may be double counted toward the IB major. Completion of one of the seven business majors— 21-28 credits – (See departmental listings for required courses.): Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning and Risk and Insurance,  Information Systems, Management and Marketing.


International Business Minor

(All colleges) Students, especially non-business majors, must pay careful attention to the prerequisites for the professional business courses as stated in the course descriptions. Additional prerequisites total 18-24 credits.


Required Courses 21 credits - ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202, ECO 340; FIN 440; MGT 360; MKT 341; [eight credits in modern language (one year in the same language)]**; two courses from BUS 405, ECO 311, 375, 440; FIN 477, MGT 408, 430, 431, 484; MKT 440, 445; electives  may include up to three credits in international internship 450/452; up to three in independent study ACC/ECO/FIN/IS/MGT/MKT 499.


A maximum of three credits can be applied to a student’s College of Business Administration major. 


** Students whose native language is not English may substitute one course from each group listed below for the modern language requirement. 1) ENG 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309; 2) CST 210, 260, 301, 310, 352; and 3) any additional English or Communication Studies course not required under the General Education requirements.