Monte Ahuja College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

International Business (B.B.A.)
At-a-Glance

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business (INB) prepares students to manage and lead in a variety of internationally oriented organizations in today's increasingly interdependent, global economy. This major allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers while developing an understanding of the political, cultural and regulatory environments that shape international business and trade.

International business majors take a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in business, language, political science, and culture that are related to their region of interest, and are strongly encouraged to participate in study-abroad and internship programs offered by the Monte Ahuja College.

Admission to major: Completion of all College of Business Administration lower-division requirements and a grade of “C” or better in INB 301.

International Business credit hours required for major: A minimum of 32 beyond the College of Business core requirements with a minimum grade of C in each course.

Advising: International business (INB) majors and prospective majors should consult with the Department of Marketing, which is responsible for administering the INB Program. Call 216-687-4771 to make an appointment.

Website: www.csuohio.edu/business/academics/mkt/inb.html

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Major-Field Requirements

International Business majors who are newly-admitted to CSU for Fall 2009 must take 32 credit hours beyond the college core requirements in the following five components:

I. International Business Core Component

The IB major must take four courses in the IB Core.

and any three courses from the following list:

II. Language Component

IB majors are required to have competency in a language other than English. Students entering CSU with 200-level proficiency in speaking and writing skills of another language will be waived from this requirement. All other students must complete the intermediate level sequence (201/202 or other approved courses) of a foreign language.

III. Political and Cultural Component

Students must choose one course from the following list.

In order to get sufficient exposure to international business environments, students who are fulfilling General Education Requirements are encouraged to choose western, nonwestern and social science courses that have signficant international content. Consult with the IB adviser for a list of recommended courses.

IV. International Business Consultancy

The IB major must take:

V. IB Experiential Component

Students must choose one course from the following list.

Students who participate in INB 490 (International Business Internship) can register in approved classes at partnering universities. The credit hours earned at the partnering university will be transferred as credits earned under INB 492.

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Recommended Program*

Fifth Semester

Credits

MKT 301 Fundamentals of Marketing

3

ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics

3

MLR 321 Organizational Behavior

3

MKT 351 Business, Society and Government (W*)

3

INB 301/MKT 321 International Business

4

Total

16

 

 

Sixth Semester

Credits

FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management

4

BLW 411 Business Law and Ethics (W)*

3

OSM 311 Introduction to Production Management

3

IST 305 IT for Competitive Adv

3

International Business Core Elective I 3

Total

16

 

 

Seventh Semester

Credits

International Business Core Elective II

3

International Business Core III

4

Political/Cultural Elective

4

Modern Language Elective (Intermediate I)

4

Total

15

 

 

Eighth Semester

Credits

MLR 465 Management Strategy and Policy (W)*

3

INB 495 Consulting

4

Experiential Requirement

4

Modern Language Elective (Intermediate II) 4

Total

15

(W) indicates a Writing-Across-the-Curriculum course for university requirements. A minimum grade of C is required to satisfy the writing requirement.

Note: In order to be eligible to enroll in the language courses required for the International Business major, students must have at least introductory level proficiency (101/102) in a foreign language. If the introductory and/or intermediate level courses are bypassed or waived, additional electives will be needed to reach the 128 credit-hour total required for graduation. International Business majors are strongly advised to enroll in additional language courses if such elective hours are needed.

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Minor-Field Requirements

The International Business minor is recommended for business and non-business students who want to consider global business careers or want to complement their area of study. Credit-hour requirements for the international business minor is 19 credit hours, plus foreign language proficiency

Admission Requirements

  • Junior Standing (60 credit hours earned).
  • Must be admitted to a major program of study.

Curriculum Requirements

Minimum Requirements for the Minor: 19 credit hours, plus foreign language proficiency as specified below.

I. International Business Foundation Course (Required - 4 credits)

INB 301 Introduction to International Business*(4-0-4)

*MKT 321 International Business may be substituted for INB 301.

II. Business Fundamentals (Choose TWO-- 6-7 credits)

  • ACT 221Introductory Accounting I (3-0-3)
  • ACT 222 Introductory Accounting I (3-0-3)
  • FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management#(4-0-4)
  • MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing(3-0-3)
  • MLR 321Organizational Behavior(3-0-3)
  • OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management#(3-0-3)
  • (Note: Courses marked with a # have prerequisites. Please see the online Undergraduate Catalog for details.)

    III. International Business Focus (Choose ONE - 3-4 credits)

  • ACT 460 International Accounting# (3-0-3)
  • FIN 365International Finance# (4-0-4)
  • MLR 487 International Management# (3-0-3)
  • MKT 461 Global Marketing # (4-0-4)
  • OSM 425 International Operations Management#(3-0-3)
  • IV. International Culture and Experience (Choose ONE - 3-4 credits)

  • HIS 320 US Foreign Policy since 1900 (4-0-4)
  • PSC 231 International Politics(4-0-4)
  • PSC 324 Russia and the Successor States I (4-0-4)
  • PSC 325 Western European Politics(4-0-4)
  • PSC 328 International Political Economy (4-0-4)
  • PSC 331 US Foreign Policy(4-0-4)
  • PSC 333 Latin American Politics(4-0-4)
  • PSC 335 East Asian Politics (4-0-4)
  • PSC 338 Central and Eastern Europe (4-0-4)
  • SOC 389 Sociology of Non-Western Societies#(4-0-4)
  • ECN 482 International Economics# (4-0-4)
  • INB 490 International Business Internship#(1-4)
  • INB 492 International Business Study Abroad# (1-4)
  • INB 496 Independent Study (1-4)
  • IST 461 E-Business (Heidenheim, Germany)#(3-0-3)
  • MKT 440 Marketing Field Experience (UK)#(4-0-4)
  • Other university-sponsored study-abroad programs for credit or cultural studies courses (subject to approval by International Business Programs advisor.) (1-4)
  • V. International Business/Cultural/Experiential Elective (Choose ONE - 3-4 credits)

    Choose ONE or more courses from the selection of courses listed above in Group III or IV.

    Second Language

    Students pursuing the minor in International Business are strongly encouraged to enroll in intermediate-level World Language courses for further skill development.

    For information about the International Business Minor:

    Call or visit the College of Business Global Business Center (telephone: 216-523-7347; room: BU 327) or the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center staff (telephone: 216-687-3729; room: BU 219).

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