Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

BA in International Business

You may start off in the export department of a local firm, but you could end up traveling, and conducting business, around the world! Southern California is a major international business center, and there are many entry level jobs in international sales, contracts and distribution. Or you might travel for your company, coordinating international trade shows. Eventually, you might get promoted to director of international operations.

To prepare for this career path, you'll need to know about business administration and about international business. To communicate effectively, you'll need to know a foreign language and how it's used in business. The B.A. in International Business prepares you for this career path and offers concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Foreign Language Proficiency: Intermediate competency in the appropriate foreign language is prerequisite to the required concentration courses. To achieve the required competency level, students should enroll in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish courses in consultation with an advisor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Humanities Building , Room 835C. The advisor will determine which foreign language courses students are prepared for based on prior experience or study.

Major Requirements (78 units)

Required Lower-Division Core Courses (24 units)
Accounting 201A Financial Accounting (3)
Accounting 201B Managerial Accounting (3)
Bus Ad 201 Business Writing (3)
Economics 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Economics 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Management 246 Business & Its Legal Environment (3)
ISDS 265 Intro to Info Systems and Applications (3)
Math 135 or 130 Business Calculus (3 or 4)

Required Upper Division Core Courses (33 units)
Bus Ad 301 Advanced Business Communication (3)
Economics 335 International Economy (3)
Finance 320 Financial Management I (3)
Finance 370 International Business Finance (3)
Management 339 Principles of Management and Operations (3)
Management 340 Organizational Behavior (3)
Management 350 International Business and Management (3)
ISDS 361A QBA: Probability and Statistics (3)
ISDS 361B QBA: Statistics and Management Science (3)
Marketing 351 Principles of Marketing (3)
Marketing 445 Multinational Marketing Strategies (3)

Required Global Business Courses
Econ 330 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
Econ 332 Economies of the Pacific Rim (3)
Econ 333 Economic Development:  Analysis & Cases (3)
Econ 334 Economies of Latin America & the Caribbean (3)
Econ 336 Economies of the Middle East (3)
Fin 371 Export-Import Financing (3)
Fin 373 Asia-Pacific Financial &Security Markets (3)
Mktg 475 Export Marketing Strategies (3)
  Approved Study Abroad Course (3)

Capstone Core Course (3 units)
Management 480 Global Strategic Management (3)

Required Concentration
(15 units from one of the following areas)

Concentration in Chinese:
Chinese 310 Mandarin Chinese in the Business World (3)
Chinese 311 Mandarin Chinese for International Business (3)
Chinese 315 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)
Chinese 325 Contemporary Chinese Culture (3)
Chinese 495 Internship (3)

Concentration in French:
French 310 French in the Business World (3)
French 311 French for International Business (3)
French 315 Origins of Modern France (3)
French 325 Contemporary French Civilization (3)
French 495 Internship (3)

Concentration in German:
German 310 German in the Business World (3)
German 311 German for International Business (3)
German 315 Introduction to German Civilization (3)
German 325 Current Trends in Culture of German
Speaking People (3)
German 495 Internship (3)

Concentration in Japanese:
Japanese 310 Japanese for the Business World (3)
Japanese 311 Japanese for International Business (3)
Japanese 315 Introduction to Japanese Civilization (3)
Japanese 316 Modern Japan (3)
Japan 495 Internship (3)

Concentration in Portuguese:
Portuguese 310 Portuguese in the Business World (3)
Portuguese 317 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)
Portuguese 320 Introduction to Luso Brazilian Culture
and Civilization (3)
Portuguese 325 Contemporary Brazilian Civilization (3)
Portuguese 495 Internship (3)

Concentration in Spanish:
Spanish 310 Spanish for the Business World (3)
Spanish 311 Spanish for International Business (3)
Spanish 315 Introduction to Spanish Civilization (3)
Spanish 316 Introduction to Spanish American Civilization (3)
Spanish 495 Internship (3)


General Education requirements: All students are required to complete a minimum of 51 semester units of general education courses selected in accordance with the pattern designated in the University catalog. General education courses must be selected from an approved list and taken for a letter grade.

English proficiency requirement: Complete the designated upper division writing course (Buad 301) with grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Grades: Attain at least a 2.0 GPA (C average) in all university courses, in all courses in the major, and in the required concentration courses. In addition, you must earn at least a C (2.0) grade in each course required for the major other than internships. A grade of "C-" (1.7) or lower is not a passing grade.

Grade Option: Take all required core courses and all required concentration courses for a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F). The credit/no credit grading option may not be used for these courses, and a grade of CR (credit) will not satisfy the requirements of the degree. Exception: courses in calculus may be taken credit/no credit, however if it is also taken to meet general education requirements then it must be taken for a letter grade.

Residence: At least 12 units of upper-division core courses, 6 units of upper-division concentration courses and 6 units of internships must be taken in residence at CSUF.

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