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Dr. Gary M. Quinlivan, DeanAlex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and GovernmentPhone: 724-537-4597
Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government
The International Business majors in the McKenna School will receive a comprehensive education in international business management. The program offers hands-on experience assisting firms with global marketing plans and export needs, as well as developing a high degree of language proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students will graduate with the requisite intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills allowing them to ethically address complex real-world problems.
Distinctive features of the McKenna School International Business Major
International BusinessCollege Core(48 credits) TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 creditsTheology (200 Level) - 3 creditsTheology (300 Level) - 3 creditsHistory (100 Level)* - 3 creditsHistory (200 Level)* - 3 creditsPL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 creditsPhilosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 creditsNatural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 creditsNatural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 creditsEL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 creditsEnglish Elective (Literature Course) - 3 creditsEnglish Elective - 3 creditsFine Arts (100 Level) - 3 creditsForeign Language Intermediate Level - 3 creditsForeign Language Intermediate Level - 3 creditsFirst-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit
* At least one History class must be a global topic.
Business Core(43 credits)BA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 170 Organizational Behavior (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 creditsBA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 creditsBA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 351 Statistics II or EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 creditsEC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsEC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsPS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 creditsMA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits* Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements in Social Sciences and Mathematics.International Business requirements (23-24 credits plus credits for required minor)BA 150 Managerial Accounting (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 250 Global Business Management - 3 creditsBA 353/EC 353 International Finance - 3 creditsBA 395 Global Marketing - 3 creditsModern Language:Two courses beyond the intermediate level or two classes of a second language - 6 creditsChoose 2 of the following courses: PS 242 International Politics - 3 creditsPS 343 Comparative Politics - 3 creditsPS 375 International Law - 3 creditsBA 251 International Business - 3 creditsBA 525 Global Experience OE Around the World (2 credit class) EC 351 International Trade - 3 creditsMinor requirement: International Business majors must complete a minor in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operational Excellence, Politics or Economics. The minor will enhance and define the student's job prospects.
Note: Majors are encouraged, but not required to study abroad for one semester. Depending on the minor chosen, the total required for the Business Administration International Business major is 75-81, leaving one credit for an elective.Minor in International Business (18 credits)BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only)BA 100 Financial Accounting I and Managerial Accounting or BA 101 Financial Accounting II - 3-6 creditsEC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 creditsEC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 creditsBA 250 Global Management - 3 creditsBA/EC 353 International Finance - 3 creditsBA 395 Global Marketing - 3 credits
If you are a finance, marketing, management or economics major, you must also take one of the following: BA 251 International Business - 3 credits EC 351 International Trade (economics majors must choose different course) - 3 credits PS 242 International Politics - 3 credits PS 343 Comparative Politics - 3 credits PS 375 International Law - 3 credits