Academic Program Mission Statement:
The International Business Management major prepares students for opportunities in a variety of businesses which include multinational companies, local businesses dealing with international trade, banks and other international financial institutions, and various U.S. and foreign government organizations. There is an increasing demand for managers and leaders who understand the organizing, operations and strategic planning to conduct business in a global market. A creative and current curriculum offers a core of general business courses balanced with upper level international business management courses that address culturally sensitivity, political issues, operational standards and regulations of foreign markets, and the ethical and legal environment in which students will be working. Students will complete a required international business management internship that will allow for an invaluable experience with an organization that deals on the global stage.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of self, society and organizations both domestic and international.
- Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge from an international perspective of marketing, finance, human resource and management.
- Understand the global and cultural implications when making business decisions.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, recognizing the audience and being sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate social responsibility as it applies to foreign countries and their politics, economics, policies and government regulation.
- Identify ethical and legal dilemmas that may impact international businesses.
Recommended Course Sequencing:
Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CS117 Applications and Presentations or CS118 Spreadsheets and Introduction to Databases *
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
EN206 Introduction to Literature
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World Civilization (Modern)
MH205 Business Calculus *
MN105 Principles of Management
Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
AC204 Principles of Finance
HU135 World Religions or HU152 Introduction to Philosophy
IB301 International Business Management
MK105 Principles of Marketing
MN200 Business Law
MN208 Business Communications
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)
IB305 International Marketing
IB315 International Business Law
MN325 Organizational Theory and Behavior
SS303 Global Economics
200-level (or higher) Business Electives
200-level (or higher) Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
200-level (or higher) Literature Elective
IB410 International Business Policy
IB499 International Business Internship or IB498 Bachelor Thesis or 300-level (or higher) International Business Elective
MN405 Strategic Management
MN410 Leadership and Teamwork
SS 305 Global Issues
300-level (or higher) Business Electives (2)
200-level (or higher) Arts and Science Elective
Total Credits Required For Graduation: 121
* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Sciences elective.