International Business Studies Program
441 Bryan Building
Frank Land, Chair, International Business Studies Program, Center for Global Business Education and Research, Stuart Allen, Department of Economics, Thomas Fitzgerald, Department of Anthropology, Nur Gryskiewicz, Department of Business Administration, Jean P. Koenig, Department of Romance Languages, William Tullar, Department of Business Administration, David Olson, Department of Political Science, Riad A. Ajami, Director, Center for Global Business Education and Research, ex officio
The mission of the International Business Studies Program Major is to contribute to the strategic focus of the Bryan School by providing students the best possible preparation for careers in a global economy. The program recognizes the importance of language proficiency and the multicultural nature of international business. Those needs are addressed by using an inter-disciplinary approach that emphasizes both understanding the business and economic institutions and practices in the global environment and the nature of culture and the role it plays in international business together with language proficiency.
The International Business Studies major is an interdisciplinary program in the Bryan School of Business and Economics administratively located in the Center for Global Business education and Research. Curriculum and degree requirements are recommended by an interdisciplinary committee from the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences. The program differs from other degree programs in the Bryan School by requiring experiences and competence in some areas, such as language, that are not required in other programs. The need to understand other cultures, societies and economies is met by requiring the more extensive liberal education requirements of the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) rather than the All University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER).
Required: 127 semester hours
1. Formal admission to the International Business Studies Program:
2. 127 semester hours
3. Maintenance of a 2.5 overall GPA
4. One academic year study abroad
5. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be earned at UNCG
College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER)
All students in this program must meet CLER requirements. There are specific requirements for some areas that are indicated below. Students should note that CLER requirements and the specific area requirements may differ from AULER requirements and specific requirements for other business programs.
Also see CLER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.
Major and Related Area Requirements
1. Fundamentals of Business (45 hours)
2. International Studies (27 hours)
Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee,