International Students
B.A.S. International Business
Curriculum

The International Business Bachelor of Applied Science (IB B.A.S.) program prepares students for a career in a wide range of business and international business fields. It is a multi-disciplinary curriculum, combining business, accounting, marketing, operations, and project management courses. Our focused curriculum includes a required practicum and internship, which ensures students are prepared for, and have access to career opportunities upon graduation. This 180-credit IB B.A.S. degree is composed of 60 credits of general education requirements, 60 credits of electives, and 60 credits of upper division (300/400 level) International Business program requirements.

This combination of course offerings ensures that students are developing a strong foundation in math, writing, communications, and sciences; a range of business expertise including economics, finance, computer information systems, and accounting; as well as focused curriculum in international business, operations, marketing, logistics, and law.

View the current IB Program Planning Guide for information on the IB program requirements, including the general education and elective requirements.

Please contact the B.A.S. program Director or Advisor with any questions regarding registration, degree requirements, and course enrollment.

Following is a list of courses included in the Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business degree curriculum. In addition to the 60 credits of upper division courses listed on this page, students must complete 60 elective and 60 general education credits in order to complete the IB B.A.S. degree. Elective and general education requirements can be fulfilled by associate degree or past college/university credits. Meet with the IB B.A.S. program Director or Advisor to see how your past credits fit in the IB B.A.S. degree requirements.

This course lays the foundation of the global business environment – varying political, economic, and legal environments, globalization, international organizations, and regional integration. Students also explore the cross-cultural environment – the dimensions of culture, cross-cultural communication, motivation, leadership, and negotiation. Global human resources will also be studied.

This course examines the fundamentals of marketing within a global context. Students learn the impact of economic, cultural, political, legal, and other environmental influences on international marketing. We will analyze worldwide marketing cases, examining product, pricing, placement, and promotion. Students will learn from lectures, discussions, international case studies, videos, and group projects.

This course enhances the awareness of ethical issues connected with international corporate decision-making. It provides students with business strategies and frameworks necessary to analyze and resolve ethical problems through case studies and shared dialog. An analytic section introduces concepts including corporate social responsibility and moral decision-making processes.

This course will examine common legal issues and risks that affect business transactions in the global marketplace. Students will learn the international legal framework, methods of resolving disputes (including litigation, arbitration, and mediation), joint ventures, trade agreements, international sales contracts, intellectual property issues, international labor matters, and risks of foreign direct investment.

Operations Management (OM) introduces the processes that convert resources into goods/services and extend to suppliers, distributors, and customers. The course offers an overview of operations, including operational strategy, system and process design, lean manufacturing/continuous improvement, global supply chain, production and workforce planning, inventory and materials management, and quality improvement.

This course focuses on the international financial environment. Students study the risks of doing business in a global environment and tools available to minimize those risks. Foreign exchange and political risks, working capital management, long-term investments, financing, and accounting controls are examined. Familiarity with spreadsheets is required.

This practicum provides students with practical experience in a foreign language or culture, and may be fulfilled through various means: through an educational excursion to a foreign country, participation in the Global Work Integrated Learning project, or other means approved by instructor.

This course is an overview of Project Management from a managerial perspective with an orientation towards business. The course will focus on the general principles and applications of project management with specific examples from the global business arena. Topics include project estimation, project feasibility, planning, risk management, contingency planning, scheduling, and project control. Students will learn to perform and complete a viability study to include producing alternatives.

This course offers an overview of how businesses use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives – including achieving operational excellence, developing new products/services, enhancing decision-making, and achieving competitive advantage. Students will learn about a variety of issues facing organizations – infrastructure, security, business intelligence, networking, the Internet, telecom, wireless, enterprise applications, e-commerce, and ethics. Several case studies will be examined, many global in nature.

Overview of the international entrepreneurial process; examination of the marketplace and discussion of successful business strategies. Product/service selection, selling and marketing strategies, and sources of information and assistance are included.

This course examines the fundamentals of business strategy development within a global context. Students learn to apply the impact of external environmental influences, within the constraints of an enterprise’s internal strengths and weaknesses, to develop a global strategy that responds to, and competes in, a competitive business environment. Students will learn from lectures, discussions, international case studies, videos, and a group project based on a hypothetical international business strategy plan.

This course will introduce students to the organization, retrieval, and evaluation of electronic and print information. Students will be provided with an overview of college library systems, networked information systems, scholarly resources, and the concepts underlying the research process. The course will apply these skills specifically in the International Business program by examining various specialized services.

This course is designed to assist IB students in preparing to find and secure appropriate internship positions. Students will develop tools which include knowledge of resources, searching for opportunities, writing targeted resumes, creating professional online portfolios, and practicing interviewing skills.

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to participate in a formal internship as part of a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree. Students will work with an employer of their choice in a role that provides for the utilization of the skills and knowledge learned in their B.A.S. program. Students work with designated internship coordinator/staff to determine appropriate sites, but ultimately are responsible for getting the internship placement themselves.