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International Business BS

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Program overview

Students in the international business major develop the foundation necessary to understand business as well as political and cultural diversity. Proficiency in a foreign language is an integral part of the major. A co-major is chosen in one of the following areas: accounting, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing. This secondary area of interest provides students with the functional tools needed in their career.

International business positions include substantial personal and professional benefits. Overseas assignments typically bring long hours and hard work, yet the reward of upward mobility within the corporate world continues to lure young executives to global assignments.

Curriculum

International business, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145, 146 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II 7
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch 2
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
ACSC-010 YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
  LAS Immersion 1 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
  Free Elective 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
  Co-major Electives 6
INTB-310 Regional Business Studies 3
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
  LAS Electives 6
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
  International Business Elective 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
INTB-550 Global Entry and Competition Strategies 3
  International Business Elective 3
  Co-major Courses 6
  LAS Perspective 5, 6 6
  LAS Electives 6
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

Additional Information

Foreign language requirement

Fluency in a foreign language offered by RIT is a requirement of the major. Entering students with fluency in one foreign language are encouraged to take at least three semesters of instruction in a second language.

Cooperative education

Students are required to complete six months of cooperative education, one of which must have an international component. Many students study abroad to solidify their understanding of a foreign language and gain experience living in another culture. They follow their study abroad experience with a co-op in a multinational corporation in the United States, or in an international company overseas, to acquire comprehensive experience.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

Students in the international business program develop the foundation necessary to understand business as well as political and cultural diversity. Proficiency in a foreign language is an integral part of the program. A co-major is chosen in one of the following areas: accounting, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing. The co-major provides students with the functional tools needed in their career.

International business positions include substantial personal and professional benefits. Overseas assignments typically bring long hours and hard work, yet the reward of upward mobility within the corporate world continues to lure young executives to global assignments.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

International business, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
0102-260 Business 1: Ideas and Creativity 4
0102-265 Business 2: Business Plan Development 2
0112-270 Business Software Applications 2
0112-285 Business 3: Commercialization 2
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics 4
0511-402 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
0535-352 Professional Communication for Business 4
1016-226 Calculus for Management Science 4
1016-319, 320 Data Analysis I, II 10
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0101-301, 302 Financial and Management Accounting 8
0102-305 Careers in Business 1
0113-310 Global Business: An Introduction 4
0104-350 Corporate Finance 4
0105-363 Principles of Marketing 4
  Foreign Language§ 12
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Laboratory Sciences 8
Third Year
0102-320 Organizational Behavior 4
0102-438 Business Ethics 4
  Co-major Courses 8
  Liberal Arts* 12
Choose three of the following: 12
   0113-400    Managing in the Global Environment  
   0113-430    Global Business: Special Issues  
   0104-504    Finance in a Global Environment  
   0113-450    Marketing in the Global Environment  
  Cooperative Education‡ Co-op
Fourth Year
0113-500 Strategy in the Global Environment 4
0102-551 Strategy 4
0106-401 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
0102-530 Managing Innovation and Technology 4
  Co-major Courses 8
  Free Electives 8
  General Education 4
Choose one of the following: 4
   0102-507    Business, Government, and Society  
   0110-319    Legal Environment of Business  
Total Quarter Credit Hours 183

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Two quarters of cooperative education are required and must be completed within the third and fourth years.

§ Language credit may be used as liberal arts upper-division credit.

International business, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-Based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145 LAS Perspective 7A: Introduction to Statistics I 3
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-Enabled Launch 2
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
STAT-146 LAS Perspective 7B: Introduction to Statistics II 4
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT-295 Sophomore Integrated Experience 1
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
  LAS Immersion 1 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
  Free Elective 3
INTB-225 Globalization 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
  Co-major Electives 6
INTB-310 Regional Business Studies 3
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
  LAS Electives 6
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
  International Business Elective 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
INTB-550 Global Entry and Competition Strategies 3
  International Business Elective 3
  Co-major Courses 6
  LAS Perspective 5, 6 6
  LAS Electives 9
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 123

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

Additional Information

Foreign language requirement

Fluency in a foreign language offered by RIT is a requirement of the program and can be met with the satisfactory completion of three quarters of language instruction or by passing a language department examination. It is strongly recommended that students take an additional three quarters of instruction in their language of choice. Entering students with fluency in one foreign language are encouraged to take at least three quarters of instruction in a second language.