Business Administration Major: International Business and Economics Option (B.S.)
The Option in International Business and Economics offers an interdisciplinary course of study, providing strong business training for students pursuing careers at organizations with an international focus, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks, and government agencies. It achieves this by combining general business training with in-depth knowledge in economics, finance, and management. Students are strongly encouraged to round out their education with either an internship at an international organization or by studying abroad for one semester.
All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.
|Business Adminsistration core requirements
|Introduction to Business
|Computing Essentials for Business
|Management Information Systems
|Introduction to Financial Management
|Behavior in Organizations
|Quantitative Decision Making
|Strategic Management: Decision Making 1
|Other subject code courses:
|Principles of Economics (Macro)
|Principles of Economics (Micro)
|Mathematics for Business Applications
|or MATH 424A
|Calculus for Social Sciences
|Freshman Academic Experience I
|Freshman Academic Experience II
|BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 2
|BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 2
|BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 2
|BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 2
This is the capstone course in the business administration program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of the Discovery Program. Students may be required to concurrently enroll in ADMN 700 PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge (zero credits) for AACSB accreditation purposes.
Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.
Option in International Business and Economics
|Doing Business Globally
|Select three of the following: 1
|Innovation in the Global Economy
|International Financial Management
|Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
|International Marketing (Fall only)
|Topics in Decision Sciences (Global Supply Chain Management)
A one-semester (8 weeks or longer) study abroad experience. Must involve at least one approved International Business or Economics Course.
A shorter term Faculty-Led international program (e.g., J-Term or Summer international trip)
1-4 credit internship at an International Organization (must be approved prior to the beginning the internship.)
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the core content areas of international business.
- Students will think critically to address business situations.
- Students will demonstrate communication skills to interact effectively in business situations.
- Students will identify and understand the ethical dimensions and implications of business decisions.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a business situation by applying a multiple stakeholder lens.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of business practices as they relate to local, national and global competitiveness.