2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

International Business Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission to the College of Business Administration

(College of Business Administration)

36 credits - This program also requires up to 16 credits for language proficiency, completion of the international business major requirements, a functional business concentration or double major, and an international experience.

International Business language requirement

This major requires demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level in a second language. This can be accomplished either by completing prescribed courses or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Department of Modern Languages. Language proficiency would generally be acquired through the study of a language up to and including the 202 level in Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish or any 202 level language with MLG prefix with grades of "C" or better in each course. Students whose native language is not English will meet this requirement through demonstrated proficiency via TOEFL or departmental exam.

Majors must also complete an out-of-country international experience of at least three weeks duration prior to graduation. The international experience must be pre-approved by the College of Business Administration International Business Advisory Committee. Students should apply for approval at least one semester before the planned experience. The advisory committee will determine the credit value of the experience. For non-U.S. based students, this requirement is met through the satisfactory completion of all required course work.

Required courses
ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202Contemporary Global Issues3
ECO 340Introduction to International Economics3
FIN 440Multinational Financial Management3
MKT 341International Marketing3
MGT 360Global Perspective on Business3
BLAW 405The Law of International Business Transactions3
Select two electives from the following:6
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
International Financial Economics
International Investments
Comparative Marketing Systems
International Marketing Strategies
The Global Responsibility of Business
Comparative Management Systems
Business, Labor and Human Rights
International Human Resource Management
International Business Internship (up to three credits)
Independent Study (up to three credits)
Complete the following:
Functional business concentration 112
Total Credits36

Completion of a concentration of 12 credits at the 300 level or above or a double major in one of the seven business majors (see departmental listings for available courses): accountancy, economics, finance, financial planning and risk and insurance, information systems, management, and marketing.

No credits from the functional business concentration may be double counted toward the IB major. Students who elect to complete a second business major may double count six credits with the IB major.

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

College of Business Administration (CBA) core requirements

All students enrolled in any program within the college must complete the 16 business core courses listed below and all requirements for the major (see department listings). Courses numbered at the 100 and 200 level as well as MGT 301 are considered pre-business courses.

ACC 221Accounting Principles I3
ACC 222Accounting Principles II3
BLAW 205The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business3
ECO 110Microeconomics and Public Policy3
ECO 120Global Macroeconomics3
ECO 230Business and Economics Research and Communication3
ENG 110College Writing I3
or ENG 112 College Writing AP (Advanced Placement)
FIN 355Principles of Financial Management3
IS 220Information Systems for Business Management4
MGT 301Business Communication3
MGT 308Behavior and Theory in Organizations3
MGT 393Production and Operations Management3
MGT 449Administrative Policy Determination3
MKT 309Principles of Marketing3
MTH 175Applied Calculus4-5
or MTH 207 Calculus I
STAT 145Elementary Statistics (or equivalent)4
Total Credits51-52

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
1

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ECO 110 or 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies/ Gen Ed Self & Society)13ECO 110 or 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies/ Gen Ed Self & Society)13 
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy - Written)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy - Oral)3 
STAT 145 or MTH 175 (Depending on Math placement exam results)4STAT 145 or MTH 175 (Depending on Math placement exam results)4 
Foreign Language24Gen Ed Arts2 
 Foreign Language24 
 14 16  
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ACC 22113ACC 22213 
BLAW 20513IS 2204 
ECO 2303MGT 3013 
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4 
Foreign Language24Foreign Language24 
 Apply to the Business Program in the CBA Dean's Office (138 Wimberly)  
 16 18  
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3553MGT 3933Study abroad experience. Courses available will vary. 3 
MGT 3083ECO 3403ANT 202, ECO 202, GEO 202, HIS 202, POL 202, or SOC 202 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3
MKT 3093MKT 3413 
Gen Ed Hum - Lit3HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3 
Gen Ed Minority Cultures3IB Functional Business Concentration Course3 
 15 15 3
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
MGT 3603MGT 4493 
BLAW 4053FIN 4403 
IB Elective3Gen Ed Arts2 
IB Functional Business Concentration Course3IB Functional Business Concentration Course3 
IB Functional Business Concentration Course3IB Elective3 
 15 14  
Total Credits: 126
1

A grade of "C" or better is required for admission to the CBA Business Program.

2

This major requires demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level in a second language. This can be accomplished either by completing prescribed courses or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Department of Modern Languages. Language proficiency would generally be acquired through the study of a language up to and including the 202 level in Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, or any 202 level language with MLG prefix with grades of "C" or better in each course. Students whose native language is not English will meet this requirement through demonstrated proficiency via TOEFL or departmental exam.

3

IB majors must complete an out-of-country international experience of at least three weeks duration prior to graduation. The international experience must be pre-approved by the College of Business Administration International Business Advisory Committee. Students should apply for approval at least one semester before the planned experience. The advisory committee will determine the credit value of the experience. For non-U.S. based students, this requirement is met through the satisfactory completion of all required course work.

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