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International Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degree

The demand for high-caliber international business professionals is increasing. With this degree you will master the fundamentals, as well as gain the knowledge and skills needed to be an integral part of any company doing business on an international level today. Learn universally recognized business principles, concepts, and applications across a complete spectrum of key business disciplines. Learn about international trade regulation and practices, international consumer behavior, and the procurement and transport of finished goods and raw materials. Select from four areas of further emphasis:

  • Finance
  • Management and Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Logistics
Students for whom English is not their first language or that have F1 Visa Status, EN 290 Business English Intensive is required. EN 290 should be taken prior to or during the first term registered for the major courses.

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Courses in the major include:

Managerial accounting is designed to introduce the fundamentals of managerial accounting to both accounting and non-accounting majors. It covers accounting and management decision making in both short-term and long-term strategic situations. Students will be expected to explain and apply accounting concepts including basic costing and processes, cost classifications, responsibility accounting and ethical behavior of the managerial accountant. Prerequisite: AC 205
This course covers the basic principles, techniques, and institutional aspects of financial management in order to provide students applications of finance content similar to those encountered in a finance career. Topics include financial markets and environment, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, financial statement ratio analysis, capital budgeting, financial planning and control, capital structure, dividend policy, and other fundamental finance issues. Prerequisites: AC 206, BAN 200 or MA 215, and MA 102 or MA 120
This course will focus on international financial tools, applications and concepts. Topics covered include fundamental international financial relationships and their application to firms and individuals, international transactions, tax issues, and multinational corporations. The course will cover many essential elements of transacting in an international market place. The course addresses the fundamental risks inherent in international business and the use of financial securities to hedge these risks. Prerequisite: BA 312
The course emphasizes research and analysis of external and internal forces that impact the organization and strategic success as well as action-implementing tools that are used to integrate the organization's scope, strategies, and policies. External factors include competitive analysis, customer trends, political, legal and technological factors. Internal factors include analysis and evaluation of current business strategies, organizational systems, resource deployment, and culture. The course culminates the undergraduate business program with the capstone project. Prerequisite: Senior standing (preferably, this course should be taken in the student's final semester) and BA 312.
This course is to introduce International Consumer Behavior, with emphasis on developing a customer focus and competitive advantage by using consumer behavior analysis. The goal is to understand what effects stemming from internal and external influences affect the consumer decision making process in the global economy. Identifying customer behaviors leads to designing products/services to meet their needs and wants consistent with the different consumer characteristics found throughout the global marketplace. Prerequisites: BA 232 and BA 252
Introduction to the design, operation, and control of domestic and international supply chain and logistics systems. Emphasis is placed on transportation, distribution and warehousing in the business enterprise. Pre-requisites: NONE
Focus is placed on effective global sourcing including demand planning and order fulfillment. The role of customer demand and materials management is emphasized.
Analysis of business information systems such as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for warehousing and logistics.
Application of business analytic techniques such as linear programming for intermodal transportation and inventory management. Additional mathematical model building techniques to direct order fulfillment and transport are addressed. Pre-requisite: MA 102 or MA 120 or MA 215.
Introduction to the legal and regulatory process. The role of law in business operations and the influence of government structures at the international level are introduced. Pre-requisites: NONE
Strategies to marketing in a globally competitive environment are addressed. Topics include international product adaptation and multicultural consumer behavior. Pre-requisites: BA 252
This course focuses on tariffs and international regulatory systems, global financial systems, and international political and legal systems. Students will study international trade policy, including NAFTA and WTO, and how free trade and fair trade are differentiated. Pre-requisites: BSCL 325
International carrier operations and sourcing strategies for import, export and distribution of materials and finished goods are examined. Covers facility location and off shoring of operations. Pre-requisites: BSCL 305, 310

Plus one of the following courses:

  • BA 222 - Intermediate Computer Concepts and Applications
  • BA 230 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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