International Business Major

Associate Professors

  • Mauri
  • Neiva
  • Patton (Chair)

Assistant Professors

  • Song

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Communication - Students in the IBU program will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication aimed at facilitating, and reporting the results of, collaborative problem solving and decision making processes, using appropriate technology   

Goal 2: Critical Thinking and Inquiry – Students  will think critically and construct reasoned arguments to support their positions using skills appropriate to the context, such as deductive reasoning, scientific inquiry, quantitative reasoning, aesthetic judgment, or critical examination in  evaluating how actions managing an international company affect its performance.

Goal 3: Ethics, Social Justice, and Ignatian Values – Students will assess ethical issues and social justice within the framework of Ignatian values and will articulate theoretically informed responses to these issues within the context of International Business.

Goal 4: Diversity -  Students will engage respectfully, in a local and global context, with diverse human beliefs, abilities, experiences, identities, or cultures

Goal 5: Discipline or Program Specific Competencies - Students will acquire the essential knowledge and skills to succeed and make well--‐ reasoned judgments personally, professionally, within the field of Internationa Business that incorporates several business disciplines.

The traditional undergraduate programs include 40 courses distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive, and
  3. Writing Intensive. Overlay requirements are part of the forty-course requirement.

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses. Six courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses

Integrative Learning Courses

three courses

  1. ECN 102 Macroeconomics
  2. Advanced Non-Native Modern Language. Take at least one non-native modern language course at the advanced level or higher in the target language beyond the General Education Program requirements in the target non-native modern language. The advanced level begins with course 202 for Western Languages (FRE, GRM, ITA and SPA), and with course 201 for other languages (CHN, JAP and RUS)
  3. International Economics/Politics. Take one of the following courses:
    POL 115Introduction to Global Politcs3
    POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
    ECN 321International Trade3

Business Foundation

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101ECExcel Competency1
ACC 101Concepts: Financial Accounting3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
Select one of the following:3
Essent'ls of Organzational Beh
Essentials of Management
Organizations in Perspc Honors (University Honors students)
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 361Introduction to Law Honors (University Honors Students only)3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Policy4

Electives

Six courses

Major Requirements

Major Concentration

Six required courses:

Beginning with Class of 2015 through Class of 2018

Required Courses
IBU 210Intro International Busines3
FIN 302International Finance3
IBU 495Global Strategic Planning (Senior standing)3
International Business Electives
Select two of the following and one international exposure or three of the following:
International Accounting
International Food Marketing
Overview of the Globl Food Ind
International Business Law
Managing Foreign Direct Invest
International Bus Spec Topics
Intl Business Practicum
Internatnl Business Research I
Organizational Sustainability
International HR
International Marketing
International Exposure 1
Select one of the following:
Intern'l Topics & Study Tour (or an international study tour offered in HSB (other study tours require pre-approval))
An approved international course in one of the SJU Summer abroad programs
A pre-approved course with an international focus while studying abroad
International Bus Internship

Beginning with Class of 2019

Core Courses
Take three (3) required international business core courses, one IBU elective, the MGT 110/MGT120 business core course and one additional requirement
IBU 210Intro International Busines3
IBU 310Managing Foreign Direct Invest (Junior status)3
IBU 495Global Strategic Planning (Senior status)3
International Business Electives
Select two of the following and one international exposure or three of the following:
International Accounting
International Finance
Overview of the Globl Food Ind
International Food Marketing
International Business Law
International Bus Spec Topics
Internatnl Business Research I
Organizational Sustainability
International HR
International Marketing
International Exposure 1
Select one of the following:
Intern'l Topics & Study Tour (or an international study tour offered in HSB (other study tours required pre-approval))
An approved international course in one of the SJU Summer abroad programs
A pre-approved course with an international focus while studying abroad
International Bus Internship