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2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S. - International Business Subplan/Option: 120 units


Offered by: College of Business Administration, International Business and Marketing Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

The International Business subplan provides students a solid grounding in the principles of business management as well as interdisciplinary specialization in areas required to understand and react to today’s globalized markets. The objectives of this subplan are twofold: to provide students with the business knowledge and skills essential for careers in international business; and to provide them with an understanding and appreciation of the culture, language, economics, politics, and history of other parts of the world, with particular emphasis on a geographic area in which the student has a special career interest, or a functional area of focus on the global scene. The curriculum requires completion of the business required courses which provides to all business majors a foundation in the theory and practice of modern business management.

Each student should work closely with the program advisor in identifying career goals and selecting course work most appropriate for goal attainment. The International Business subplan involves the completion of requirements in each of the following areas:

  1. Courses in Major required of all Business majors
  2. International Business required courses
  3. Elective and Emphasis courses
  4. General Education

Major Required: 51 units


Note(s):


All students in any College of Business Administration subplan, and all other students taking certain business courses, must demonstrate proficiency with specific personal computer software packages. The proficiency must be demonstrated prior to taking any business course with the term “personal computer proficiency” in the prerequisite list. Some business courses identify specific personal computer packages in their prerequisite lists. In these cases, proficiency in the noted packages must be demonstrated prior to taking the course.

1 Personal Computer Proficiency must be demonstrated by satisfying one of the following alternatives: 1) CIS 1010  or 2) an approved college course. There are no units associated with the personal computer proficiency test. If the test is passed, then electives in subplan selected may be increased by 3 units.

Subplan/Option Electives: 10 units


Any combination of courses listed below will satisfy the required 10 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units.

Personal Computer Proficiency Requirement


1(see policy statement  in College of Business Administration introductory section).

General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


 

For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 18 units


An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, and D available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
First IGE 1100 IGE 1200   A2 and C2
Second/Third  IGE 2150 IGE 2250   D1 and C2
Second/Third IGE 2350  C1
Third IGE 3100  C3 or D4

American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.