International Business Administration

Requirements & Courses

  • International Business Administration Major (IBA)

    Thirty-two credits which must include:
    Core Courses:

    1. BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits BUS electives

    International Coursework:

    1. Twelve credits from ECN-111, 112, 331 or 332

    2. Twenty-four credits (or proficiency) in a foreign language beginning at the 111 level

    *See also Required Cognate Courses

Courses

  • BUS
    121
    .
    Business Foundations
    4 credits
    General survey course that introduces the students to the various business disciplines. Students will briefly investigate the disciplines of accounting, finance, international business, law, management and marketing and how all of these disciplines are interrelated. The areas of business ethics and social responsibility will also be examined.
  • BUS
    221
    .
    Financial Accounting
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121 or 131 (may be taken concurrently), MTH-101 or equivalent
    General survey course that introduces the study and application of the basic concepts and methods used in developing and reporting financial information about an economic entity. Emphasis on developing the ability to interpret and apply accounting information to the decision-making process.
  • BUS
    309
    .
    Managerial Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN 111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH 113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY 220, or Permission
    Introduction to the principles of managerial financial policies, leading to maximizing the value of a firm. Major emphasis on financial decisions facing a firm, management of current assets, capital budgeting, cash flow management, optimal capital structure, time value of money and financial/ratio analysis.
  • BUS
    323
    .
    Contemporary Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN 111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH 113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY 220, or Permission
    Exploration of the four primary functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Emphasis on understanding functions and roles that managers play within organizational structures and society stakeholders. Students will engage in numerous contemporary experiential learning and project applications. Developing managerial problem-solving, business professionalism, teamwork, and communication skills are a cornerstone of this course.
  • BUS
    333
    .
    Marketing and Society
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN-111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH-113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY-220, or Permission
    General survey course acquainting students with the business and economic principles underlying the transfer of goods and services from producer to consumers. Investigation of the institutions, systems of distribution, and the functions and policies of the marketing discipline.
  • BUS
    440
    .
    Global Strategic Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333 and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Coverage of all aspects of strategy with a focus on industry and corporate analysis, especially in the global environment. Emphasis on individual written and group oral presentations of case analyses. Students apply the concepts learned to actual business situations. The capstone course for Business Administration and International Business Administration majors.
  • ECN
    331
    .
    International Trade
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: ECN-100 level or permission
    Examines the exchange across international borders of goods, services and factors, and the impacts of this trade on domestic and global economies both in theory and practice. Theories of trade are compared and contrasted to both empirical studies and histories of trade. Topics include free trade, commercial policy, barriers to trade, foreign investment, imperialism and political economy of trade.
  • ECN
    332
    .
    International Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: ECN-100 level or permission
    Examine the principles and practical aspects of international finance. Theories of exchange rate determination are compared and contrasted. Topics include, but are not limited to: comparative advantage, arbitrage, international macroeconomics, foreign exchange issues, global money and capital markets, exchange rate forecasting and interest rate swaps.