International Business Co-Major
Chair: Kevin Clark, PhD.
Carmen and Sharon Danella Endowed Professor in Business Innovation
Associate Chair: Ward Utter, M.B.A.
Office: 2083 Bartley Hall
As a result of the extraordinary changes brought on by globalization, companies need new kinds of managers—individuals who not only have strong business skills, but who are comfortable managing and communicating across cultures. In the International Business co-major, you will learn the potential and risks of new markets and develop the ability to think globally while acting locally.
The International Business co-major must be taken in conjunction with a major in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Real Estate.
Course Requirements for International Business Co-Major (18 Credits)
Plus three (3) International Business elective courses listed below (must be from two different disciplines).
Note: All International Business co-majors are required to take an international course in their major discipline if such course is offered. An international course in each major is required if a student has more than one major. This course will also satisfy a major elective requirement.
Plus One (1) international-related History* or international-related Social Science* selected from Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
*An international History course can be taken in place of the regular History course in the core requirements; or an international Social Science course (subject code as GEV, HIS, PSC, PSY, or SOC) can be taken in place of the regular Social Science in the core requirements.
Plus competency in a foreign language fulfilled by one of the following:
- Successful completion of the Intermediate II level if French, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish is chosen**.
- Successful completion of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindustani, Japanese, or Russian beyond the introduction II level**.
- Placement beyond the intermediate II level on a language placement exam administered by the Classical & Modern Languages department.
**A qualified foreign language course (see above) can be taken in place of the regular Humanities elective in the core requirements.
Language requirements are waived for all international students whose first language is not English.
If a student completed 2 years of a language (except Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindustani, Japanese, or Russian) in high school, credit for introductory courses in that language taken at the college level will not satisfy degree requirements, including electives.
Plus approved 6-week international experience. International experience is waived for all international students.