International Business Co-Major
Chair: Kevin Clark, PhD.
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 Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Real Estate.
Course Requirements for International Business Co-Major
Please note: IB 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. Also, ECO 3108 (Global Political Economy) is a core requirement and does not fulfill a major elective requirement for IB co-major.
Plus three (3) International Business elective courses (must be from two different disciplines):
Plus One (1) international-related History or international-related Social Science selected from Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Plus competency in a foreign language fulfilled by one of the following: Successful completion of Intermediate I and Intermediate II if French, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish is chosen.
OR Placement beyond the intermediate levels on language placement exam administered by the Classical & Modern Languages department.
OR Successful completion of two semesters of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindustani, Japanese, or Russian at any level.
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.
Language requirements are waived for all international students whose first language is not English. International experience is waived for all international students.
Plus approved 6-week international experience