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2014-2015 University Catalog (Revised 01-05-2015) 
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Business Administration, B.S. - International Business Subplan/Option: 180 units

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

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 core 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. Core Courses in Major required of all Business majors
  2. International Business required courses
  3. Support and Elective courses
  4. Functional Specialization
  5. General Education

Computer Proficiency Requirement

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

Elective Subplan/Option Core Courses: 20 units

  • Functional Specialization (20)
    Students must complete 20 units within an area of study approved by a faculty advisor.

    Students must complete any compatible academic minor or at least 20 units within an approved area of study in the College of Business Administration, foreign languages, international agricultural business management, economics, geography, anthropology, history, Latin American Studies, political science, or public administration.

Elective Support Courses: 6-8 units

Unrestricted Electives: 0-8 units

Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Required Support”, “Elective Support”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 90 units.


The number of unrestricted elective units depends on whether or not STA 120  and EC 201  or EC 202  are used for General Education (see curriculum sheet for the subplan/option). If STA 120  is used for General Education, unrestricted electives will be increased by four units. If EC 201  or EC 202  is used for General Education, unrestricted electives will be increased by four units.

1Computer proficiency must be demonstrated by satisfying one of the following three alternatives: 1) CIS 101, 2) Computer Proficiency Skills Test in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, or 3) an approved college course.  There are no units associated with the Computer Proficiency Skills Test.  If the test is passed, then unrestricted electives in subplan/option selected may be increased by 4 units.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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