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    The International Business Program

    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  

    • Students typically develop proficiency in the primary business languages of Chinese and/or Spanish. Depending on career aspirations, international business students also concentrate their studies in either finance, accounting, marketing or operational excellence.
       
    • Rankings: The McKenna business seniors score exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business field test. Out of 563 accredited (i.e., ACBSP and AACSB) business schools, we consistently rank overall in the top 15% of the nation. In the international business section of the ETS exam, over the last three academic years, the McKenna School scored in the top 15-18% of the nation. In fall 2013, the McKenna School had one of its best academic achievements and finished in the top 10.8% in international business.
       
    • Attributable to our ACBSP accreditation, students receive in depth knowledge in 12 business core competency areas: Accounting, Management, Business Ethics, Marketing, Information Systems, Business Finance, the Legal Environment of Business, Statistics, Business Policies, Economics, Quantitative Skills and Global Dimensions in Business.
       
    • Class are small in size, and your advisor has a Ph.D. in international trade or international finance.
       
    • Most recently, McKenna students studied abroad in:
      Argentina Greece
      Australia Hong Kong
      Beijing London
      Belfast Paris
      Berlin Prague
      Chile Rome
      Costa Rica Shanghai
      Dubai Spain
      Dublin Taipei
      Florence Tokyo

       
    • Students may join Women in Business, the Finance Club, the Operations Excellence Club and Delta Mu Delta, the national Greek honor society for business majors.

    International Business

    College Core(48 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level)* - 3 credits
    History (200 Level)* - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 credits
    Natural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 credits
    Natural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-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 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 351 Statistics II or
         EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
    MA 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 credits
    BA 250 Global Business Management - 3 credits
    BA 353/EC 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    BA 395 Global Marketing - 3 credits
    Modern Language:
    Two courses beyond the intermediate level or two classes of a second language - 6 credits
    Choose 2 of the following courses:
    PS 242 International Politics - 3 credits
    PS 343 Comparative Politics - 3 credits
    PS 375 International Law - 3 credits
    BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
    BA 525 Global Experience OE Around the World (2 credit class)
    EC 351 International Trade - 3 credits

    Minor 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 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
    BA 250 Global Management - 3 credits
    BA/EC 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    BA 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