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International Business

Interdisciplinary Program

The International Business major prepares undergraduate business students for entry-level careers in international business fields through a broad, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines theoretical and practical international business study with course work in the liberal arts, including foreign language and area studies. Program objectives for the B.B.A. in International Business are found here.

For further information concerning this program, contact the International Business advisor (Wang Center), or The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Advising Office.

International Business Major (B.B.A.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 (Mathematics requirement) with a minimum grade of "C", ECON 2010 and 2020 (Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement) are specified for the B.B.A. degree.

B. College and Degree (B.B.A.) Requirements (42 hours)

Lower Division Business Core Curriculum (12 hours)

No grade below ā€œCā€ and 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and the following lower division courses

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)

ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)

SCMS 2710 Business Analytics-Statistics (3) or MATH 1530 Prob/Statistics/Non Calculus (3)

MIS 2749 Introduction to Business Microcomputer Applications (3)

Upper Division Business Core Curriculum (30 hours)

No grade below "C" and 2.25 GPA in the following courses:

ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, and Political Environment of Business (3)

FIR 3410 Financial Management (3)

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management (3)

MGMT 4710 Strategic Management (3) (Enrollment usually limited to graduating seniors)

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing (3)

MGMT 3510 Business Communication (3)

SCMS 3510 Operations Management (3)

SCMS 3711 Business Analytics - Tools (3)

MIS 3210 Critical Thinking in Project Management for Business (3)

Choose One:

ACCT 4625 International Accounting: IFRS vs US GAAP (3); MGMT 4810 International Management (3); MKTG 4530 International Marketing (3); ECON 4350 International Economics (3); FIR 4550 International Finance (3); MGMT 4510 International Business Communication and Negotiation (3); MIS 4310 Global Information Technology (3); ECON 4351 International Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy (3); one course from FIR 4110-4119 (3) when the topic pertains to international business and has been approved in advance by the department chair.

Transfer students are referred to the section Transfer Credit in the College of Business and Economics description.

C. The Major (21-27 hours)

No grade below "C" and a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major.

Foreign Language: 6 semester hours in one modern foreign language at or above the 2000 level or equivalent.

A minimum of 15 semester hours from the following: BA 4911, ECON 4350, 4351; FIR 3720, 4440, 4550; MGMT 4510, 4810; MKTG 4080, 4470, 4530, SCMS 2610, 4510, 4511.

D. Electives (10-16 hours)

Lower division or upper division courses to bring the total of hours earned to 120. See International Business advisor for recommended electives in global and area studies.

International Business Minor

For students whose major is in another department in The Fogelman College of Business and Economics: 12 hours from the following courses with the approval of the International Business advisor: ECON 4350, 4351; FIR 3720, 4400, 4550; SCMS 2610, 4510, 4511; MGMT 4510, 4810; MKTG 4080, 4470, 4530.

For students whose major is in another college of the University: The student will take a minimum of 18 hours in The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, at least 9 hours of which must be chosen from the following: ECON 4350, 4351; FIR 3720, 4440, 4550; SCMS 2610, 4510, 4511; MGMT 4510, 4810; MKTG 4080, 4470, 4530; ECON 4350 (ECON 2020); ECON 4351 (ECON 2010); FIR 3720 (FIR 3410), FIR 4440 (FIR 3410), FIR 4550 (FIR 3410); SCMS 4510 (SCMS 3510), SCMS 4511 (SCMS 2610, 3510), MGMT 4510 (MGMT 3510); MGMT 4810 (MGMT 3110, 3510); MKTG 4080 (SCMS 3711, MKTG 3010), MKTG 4530 (MKTG 3010). The necessary prerequisites for the above courses are in parentheses.

Pre-Professional Business Administration Minor

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics offers a pre-professional minor (30 hours) for students whose major is in another college of the University. Requirements are as follows: ACCT 2010, 2020, 3130; ECON 2010, 2020; SCMS 2710, MIS 2749; FIR 3410; MGMT 3110; MKTG 3010. Accounting, economics, and a minimum of 45 credit hours are prerequisites for 3000 level courses.

Typical 4-Year International Business Sequence:

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Elective* 3
Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 3
MIS 2749 3 ECON 2010 3
MATH 1710 (if needed) 3 MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

ACCT 2010 3 ACCT 2020 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 COMM 2381 3
Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 3
Natural Science* 4 ECON 2020 3
SCMS 2710 or MATH 1530 3 Natural Science* 4
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

MGMT 3510 3 SCMS 3510 3
ACCT 3130 3 Elective 1-3
SCMS 3711 3 MKTG 3010 3
MIS 3210 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
MGMT 3110 3 FIR 3410 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   13-15 hrs

Senior Year

Major elective 3 Major elective 3
Major elective 3 History* 3
History* 3 Intl Business elective 3
Major elective 3 MGMT 4710 3
Elective 3 Major elective 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs
Total Hours: 120-122

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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