International Management Major, BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

The International Management major prepares students for the global world of business through specialized study in a region of the world. Students are required to concentrate in one of the following regions: Asia, Europe, or Latin America. The choice of region will determine the appropriate international management environments course, as well as the courses to be taken to fulfill the foreign language and culture requirement. International Management majors are also encouraged to participate in a study abroad program or field study course related to their regional focus in order to experience first hand the culture, language, and business practices of their region of interest.

Requirements

University Core (53 Credits)

Lubin majors are required to complete the Foundation Requirements including MAT 104, and CIS 101 or TS 105. The four courses (13 credits) required as part of the Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning are applied to the University Core Areas of Knowledge (AOK) requirement as an In-depth Sequence in Quantitative Reasoning, and MAT 117 satisfies one course in AOK- HSN (AOK5). Therefore, Lubin majors are required to complete only one course from each of the four Areas of Knowledge.

(See University Core Requirements for Lubin Students for more details)

Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (13 Credits)

The Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning is made up of the four courses (13 credits) in mathematics and economics listed below. All courses are applied to University Core as indicated above.
ECO 105Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECO 106Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

3 credits

MAT 111Elementary Calculus I

3 credits

MAT 117Elementary Statistics

4 credits

(See Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning for more details)

Regional Language Requirement (6-12 Credits)

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level in one language related to their Regional Concentration in one of the following regions: Asia, Europe or Latin America. The number of courses required will depend upon the student's background in the language selected. Students beginning at the 101 level will be required to take 4 courses (12 credits) in one language and those beginning at the 280 level would normally be required to take 2 courses (6 credits) in one language. Two courses (6 credits) satisfy the Second Language Proficiency requirement in the University Core.

Regional Culture Requirement (6 Credits)

Two courses in history or culture related to Regional Concentration. Select two courses from the list of approved courses for Regional Concentration selected. ONE course may be applied to Areas of Knowledge requirements in the University Core.

Business Core (29 Credits)

BUS 150Contemporary Business Practice

3 credits

ACC 203Financial Accounting

4 credits

ACC 204Managerial Accounting

4 credits

FIN 260Financial Management

3 credits

LAW 101Business Law I

3 credits

MAR 250Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MGT 250Managerial and Organizational Concepts

3 credits

MGT 355Management Science and Production Management Concepts

3 credits

MGT 490Business Strategy

3 credits

(See Business Core Requirements.)

Major Requirements (15 Credits)

MGT 250Managerial and Organizational Concepts

3 credits

MGT 322Organizational Behavior

3 credits

MGT 340International Management

3 credits

MGT 341Comparative Management Systems

3 credits

MGT 355Management Science and Production Management Concepts

3 credits

MGT 490Business Strategy

3 credits

(MGT 250, MGT 355 and MGT 490 (9 credits) are applied to the Business Core.)

International Management Environments Course (3 Credits)

Select ONE of the following courses related to Regional Concentration:

MGT 343International Management Environments: Asia

3 credits

MGT 344International Management Environments: Latin America

3 credits

MGT 345International Management Environments: Europe

3 credits

International Management Major Elective (3 Credits)

Select ONE of the following courses:

LAW 325International Business Law

3 credits

MGT 342The Human Dimension in International Management

3 credits

MGT 347International Management Field Study

3 credits

MGT 349International Management Seminar

3 credits

(MGT 347 must be related to Regional Concentration.)

Career Concentration (6 Credits)

Select two courses (6 credits) from one of the career concentrations listed or design a customized concentration with assistance of the International Management or Undergraduate Management Program Chair.

Open Electives (16-22 Credits)

Includes UNV 101 (1 credit) for first-year students.

Total Credit Hours: 128

Regional Concentration

Students are required to choose one of the following regional concentrations: Asia, Europe or Latin America. Each concentration requires a total of 15-21 credits, including 6-12 credits in one language, 6 credits in culture and history, and a 3-credit international management environments course. These credits are applied toward the University Core and major requirements as indicated in the preceding outline of the degree requirements. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level in one language from those approved for their regional concentration. Where appropriate, a second language of the region may be added on an exception basis with the approval of the International Management Program Chair or the Undergraduate Management Program Chair, in consultation with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Students are encouraged to use courses required for their regional concentration to complete a minor in a language or one of the following interdisciplinary areas offered by Dyson College: East Asia Studies, Latin American Studies, French Studies, or Italian Studies.

Language Exemption for International Students

International students who completed their secondary education in a country where English was not the language of instruction and are fluent in their native language may choose to fulfill their language requirement by studying a second language associated with their regional concentration. They may also qualify for an exemption of the language requirement if their native language is related to their regional area. Students who qualify for the exemption will be required to take the required 6 credits in history or culture courses and will satisfy the 128 credit graduation requirement by taking additional credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Open Electives.

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