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International Business B.S.B.

Strategic Management & Entrepreneur
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120 to 132
  • Required credits within the major: 20
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The international business major provides students with a rigorous foundation for success in today's global business environment. Recognizing that career placement and early stage career success depends importantly on strong functional skills (e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, operations, information systems, or entrepreneurship), the international business major must be completed with another major in Carlson. The international business major enhances any functional major with a comprehensive understanding of the additional complexity and contingencies required when conducting business across national borders.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
Students in the school have no restrictions on declaring the major but must complete the tool courses before starting the major. Students from outside of the school must meet overall admission standards to enter this major, including completion of the tool courses. Students entering as sophomores should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, and calculus prior to transfer. Students entering as juniors should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus, statistics, and accounting prior to transfer.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1101H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1104 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1105 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550H - Honors: Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
The international business major must be completed with another major within the Carlson School.
Lower Division Requirements
Students entering the program as freshmen or sophomores take MGMT 1001. Students who transfer in as juniors complete MGMT 3001 instead.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Immersion Core
Students complete the Immersion Core as a cohort.
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
Additional Core Requirements
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3033V - Honors: Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
International Business Foundations
The international business foundations courses must be completed at the Carlson School.
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business (2.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 5310 - International Accounting (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro) (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4622 - International Finance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5025 - Comparative and International Human Resources and Industrial Relations (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4090 - Corporate Strategy in Emerging Europe (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4082W - Brand Management [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship in China (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4010 - Management of Technology in the Middle East (3.0 cr)
International Environment Breadth
May be completed abroad with advising and department approval.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
International Political Economy Survey Course
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· POL 3410 - Topics in Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 3835 - International Relations [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4401 - International Economics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4307 - Comparative Economic Systems (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3007 - Applied Macroeconomics: Policy, Trade, and Development [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3419 - History of Capitalism: Uneven Development Since 1500 (3.0 cr)
· Sociocultural Survey Course
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· GLOS 4802 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3212 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4021 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4065 - The Anthropology of Development (3.0 cr)
· AMST 4301 - Workers and Consumers in the Global Economy [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
International Business Environment Depth
May be completed abroad with advising and department approval.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 5310 - International Accounting (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro) (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4622 - International Finance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5025 - Comparative and International Human Resources and Industrial Relations (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3477 - Political Development [SOCS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3415 - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3378 - The Third World: Development, poverty, possibility (3.0 cr)
· PA 4414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
· POL 4481 - Governments and Markets (3.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 3301 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
Senior Seminar in International Business
MGMT 4500 - Senior Seminar in International Business (2.0 cr)
International Experience
Students in the International Business major will complete a study abroad experience of at least one full semseter in length. OR They may complete a study abroad experience of any length, PLUS an internship with an international organization. (Please speak with an adviser about acceptable internships.)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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