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College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business (B.S.)

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Goals and Student Learning Outcomes for International Business:

Goal One: Acquire knowledge of the functional areas of business and understand the integrated nature of business functions. Students will be able to:

  • Articulate and apply the fundamental principles and theories in management, business law, marketing, finance, accounting, and economics.

  • Apply knowledge acquired from functional areas of business to understand how each area affects the others.

Goal Two: Develop analytical reasoning skills and technical expertise for use in a variety of managerial situations. Students will be able to:

  • Use quantitative and qualitative techniques to make managerial decisions.

  • Analyze domestic and international business events.

  • Identify and solve problems of resource allocation and planning in organizations.

  • Apply their analytical and technical knowledge to practical business situations.

Goal Three: Develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills necessary to succeed in a diverse, global environment. Students will be able to:

  • Work effectively in a team of diverse people.

  • Demonstrate skills of leadership, influence, persuasion, and active listening.

  • Communicate clearly, confidently and persuasively in written and oral forms.

Goal Four: Integrate ethics, and personal and social responsibility, in decision making. Students will be able to:

  •  Conduct themselves professionally and ethically.

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of social responsibility in managerial decision making.

Goal Five: Acquire language skills and technical proficiency in the field of international business. Students will be able to:

  • Display a minimum rating of Intermediate High in a second language.

  • Demonstrate understanding of the business practices of multinational corporations.

  • Demonstrate cross cultural communication skills.

Preparation for a career in international business requires an understanding of foreign cultures, language and cross-cultural interaction skills, a broad background in business, an internship and skills in a functional area of business. An international business major must complete the following requirements in the four components of the program:

Modern Languages

Requirements for the modern language component include 211 and 212 of a modern language and a minimum rating of Intermediate High/1+ on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale for French, German or Spanish. Those pursuing the Japanese language must achieve the designated level of the Japanese Foundation Proficiency Test. For the Chinese language, the requirements include CHN 211  and CHN 212  and at least eight additional credit hours of Chinese language completed in China during study abroad.

Foreign Culture and International Interaction

 Requirements for the foreign culture and international interaction component include:

And 12 credits in one of the following concentrations:

Accounting concentration:

Economics concentration:

Finance concentration:

Management concentration:

Marketing concentration:

Experiential Learning

To meet requirements of the experiential learning component, a student must complete an internship and also must study abroad in a foreign country where the target language is spoken. The study-abroad requirement is at least one semester with a program approved by the Department of Business and the Office of Registration and Records.

Admission to the International Business major is limited to 25 first-year students each year in order to maintain the quality of the program and to provide the necessary assistance for each student. Transfers are permitted from within the College or from other institutions on a space-available basis.

First-year international business majors are selected by the Department of Business faculty. The selection process includes consideration of: 1) academic accomplishments, 2) motivation and aptitude, 3) preparation for international business study, 4) leadership and communications, and 5) interest in international business.

A prospective student must submit an application with all supporting documents to the Admissions Office before March 15. Applications received after March 15 only will be considered on a space-available basis and will not be eligible for Department of Business scholarships.

Foreign students who are majoring in International Business should consult with the Director of the program during their first year to discuss their specific course requirements.

Admission to the International Business program does not imply that a student is guaranteed completion of the entire course of study. Generally, a student needs a 3.00 grade point average to qualify for a study-abroad program which is a requirement for graduation in this major.

For further information: Contact Dr. Hossein Varamini, Program Director.

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