2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business, BSB

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Program Description:

A broad curriculum is offered, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with majors in accountancy, business economics, finance, financial services, human resource management, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations management.

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Business degree consist of four components. The first is the university’s General Education requirements. The second component is the business core requirements that all students in the Raj Soin College of Business complete. These provide the student with an understanding of all functional areas of business. The third component consists of the requirements of the student’s particular major in business. The fourth comprises business and nonbusiness electives. Business electives must be chosen from courses that are offered by the Raj Soin College of Business but are not already required by the student’s major. Nonbusiness electives are nonbusiness courses similar to the General Education requirements. Certain restrictions do apply and are noted on each major’s program of study. The exact number of electives required depends on a student’s major in business.

Students wishing to pursue a double major within the Raj Soin College of Business must formally declare their intention to do so. To earn a double major, students must complete all minimum requirements for both programs of study.

Seniors should meet with their academic advisor before their last quarter to be sure they have completed all requirements for graduation.

International Business

This major prepares students for career in international business. The program has an applied learning orientation that includes foreign language courses and an internship in an area of international business. The degree is interdisciplinary, combining courses in culture, foreign language, and international business. A combination of international courses is taken in each functional area of business, including marketing, accountancy, finance, management, and economics.

The international business major should be selected by students who want a broad background and applied experiences for administrative careers that require competency in language, culture, and international business operations. In addition, the major provides a firm grounding in the management of organizational and institutional resources and in international issues.

Through the required internship, the major provides the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations. The major also encourages study abroad opportunities to hone foreign language skills and international trade competencies.

Applied modern language courses are offered in Spanish, French, and German through the Department of Modern Languages.

Language Placement

Students with fewer than two years of a foreign language in high school, or a grade of C or lower, are advised to enroll in FR 1010 , FR 1020 , FR 1030, GER 1010 , GER 1020 , GER 1030, or SPN 1010 , SPN 1020 , SPN 1030 for credit.

Students who have studied a foreign language for two or more years and received a grade of B or better may not take 1000-level foreign language courses for credit; they must enroll in FR 2010 , GER 2010 , or SPN 2010 .

For additional information:

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours


Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours


Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours

III. International Business Major Requirements

Required courses

Required International Experience: 3 Hours

Select one of the following:

Required Language Proficiency: 9 Hours

Nine credit hours in a language other than English with a minimum of three credit hours in an upper-level (3000 or higher) course in that language

IV. Cultural Electives (as approved by the Department): 9 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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