2013–2014 International Business—Bachelor of Arts (BUINT)
Division Chair: Steve Hurlbut
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.
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:
- Understand the context, nature, role, and significance of management activities as undertaken by managers in a range of organizations in multinational contexts.
- Demonstrate the ability to use financial techniques to lessen financial risk in international business operations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how social, technological, economic, and political paradigms impact the strategic and ethical options open to organizations involved in the process of formulating international business strategies.
- Recognize the various types of business liabilities, their interrelationships, and substantive legal rules in relation to business in international operations.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply business-specific tools of research, analysis, decision-making and evaluation to a wide range of scenarios, cases, and problems in international contexts.
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.
Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the International Business major:
- 124 total hours
- 30 upper division hours
- Liberal education distribution
|Lower Division Business Courses||30*|
|ACCT 213 Accounting Principles (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer|
|ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE* (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer|
|ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||ECON 253 (LE); MATH 141 (LE)|
|IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management*** (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||co-requisite: MATH 150 (LE)|
|MATH 141 College Algebra, LE** (4)—offered every semester||MATH 105 or placement test|
|MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE** (4)—offered every semester||MATH 105 or placement test|
|MGMT 230 Business Quantitative Methods*** (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 141 (LE), 150 (LE)|
|PHIL 206 Introduction to Ethics, LE * (3)|
|Upper Division Business Courses||20|
|FINC 300 Business Finance (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||ACCT 213; ECON 253 (LE), 263; IRM 200; MATH 141 (LE), MATH 150 (LE)|
|MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 141 (LE)|
|MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law (4)—offered fall and spring||MGMT 305, MATH 141 (LE)|
|MGMT 475 Strategy in Global Management**** (4)||senior standing; see course description|
|MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 141 (LE)|
|TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS||50|
* Students taking these courses as part of LE can double count these courses.
** Only one of MATH 141 and MATH 150 will count toward LE, but both are required. Students may be required to take both, based on math placement exams.
*** IRM 200 and MGMT 230 may be taken in the same semester as co-requisites.
**** In certain majors, Senior Seminar may substitute for MGMT *475
|I. Undergraduate Business Core||50|
Please refer to Undergraduate Business Core 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:|
|See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.|
|III. Upper Division Required International Courses||16|
|ECON 319 International Economics (4)—offered spring||ECON 253(LE), 263; MATH 141 (LE)|
|FINC 435 International Finance (4)—offered fall and spring||FINC 300|
|MGMT 490 International Management (4)—offered fall||ACCT 213, ECON 253 (LE), 263, MGMT 305, MKTG 300|
|MKTG 340 International Marketing (4)—offered fall and spring||MKTG 300|
|Choose 3–4 credits from the following:|
|International Study Tour/Trip (4)|
|Approved International Special Topics courses (3–4)|
|PLSC 414 International Politics (4)|
|Two 2-credit-hour International May Term courses|
|V. Practice/Experience Courses||2–4|
|Any Business Prefix 440* Internship (2–4)
|see course descriptions|
|Any Business Prefix 441* Practicum (4)
|see course descriptions|
|Any Business Prefix 442* Professional Portfolio (2)||see course descriptions|
|*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.|
|TOTAL HOURS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR||83–86|
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
|Freshman Year||ECON 253
|Sophomore Year||ACCT 213
|Junior Year||MGMT 325
|Senior Year||FINC 435
|Trip or other Elective
Any Prefix 440/441/442