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International Business Studies Major (INTB)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U830

General Program Requirements

  1. Formal admission to the International Business Studies Program:
    1. Successful completion of ACC 201 or 218, 202; CST 105; ECO 201, 202, 250; ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, ENG 102 or other approved ENG course; ISM 110, 280; and MAT 120 or 191; and a foreign language at the intermediate level (e.g., FRE 204).
    2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
  2. 122 s.h.
  3. Maintenance of a 2.50 overall GPA
  4. One semester study abroad
  5. At least 50 percent of the business semester hours required for the degree must be earned at UNCG

 

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Mathematics (GMT)
MAT 120 or 191

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
PHI 361

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and CST 105

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ECO 201 and 202

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers: 3–6 s.h. (1–2 courses) of the same foreign language depending upon placement; 2–3 additional GL/GN courses, one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

  1. Fundamentals of Business (45 s.h.)
    ACC 201 or 218, 202; BUS 105A**; CST 105*; ECO 201*, 202*, 250, 300*; ENG 101*, ENG 102 or other approved ENG course; FIN 315; ISM 110, 280; MAT 120* or 191*; MGT 301*, 309*, 312, 330, 491; MKT 320; SCM 302

    *MAT 120 or 191 fulfills GMT; ENG 101 or CST 105 fulfill GRD; ECO 201 and 202 fulfill GSB; ECO 300, MGT 301, and foreign language fulfill 9–12 s.h. of GL/GN requirement; MGT 309 fulfills major WI and SI requirements; CST 105 fulfills SI requirement outside major.

    **BUS 105A is for students entering UNCG as freshmen and must be taken during the first two semesters of enrollment.

  2. International Studies (18–24 s.h.)
    Six s.h. in a foreign language at the intermediate level (203–204 level)

    Six s.h. in a foreign language beyond the intermediate level in literature, 300-level conversation, or intensive language study in a foreign country

    Non-native speakers of English are exempted from the foreign language requirements and from the six s.h. of literature, conversation or foreign study.

    Three to nine s.h. in country/regional specific courses taken in a foreign country (e.g., Mexican Culture, Latin American Tradition and Culture, Doing Business in the European Union)
  3. Nine to ten (9–10) s.h. in one of the following categories:

    Marketing: MKT 426, plus two courses from MKT 326, 327, 421, 422, 424, 429, 493, or approved electives

    Economics: ECO 360 or 365, plus any two ECO courses above the 300 level or approved electives

    Finance: FIN 330, 442, and 410 or approved electives

    Accounting: ACC 218 and 318, plus two courses above ACC 318 or approved electives

    Human Resource Management: MGT 313, plus two courses from MGT 314, 315, 317, 475, 493, or approved electives

    Management: Three courses from MGT 332, 354, 375, 470, 493, or approved electives

    Supply Chain Management: SCM 306, plus two courses from SCM 402, MGT 302, MKT 403, MKT 426, GEO 202 or approved electives.

    Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some substitutions for required courses may be made. Appropriate internships completed during a semester/year abroad may serve as approved electives.
  4. One additional GEC Reasoning & Discourse (GRD) course (3 s.h.): required: CST 105

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for the degree.