2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
International Business Program
Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5214
The international business curriculum covers the fundamentals of business administration, with an emphasis on international business. Foreign language courses are required and stress the use of the applied language. This curriculum prepares students for entry level positions. Opportunities exist in contracts, distribution and sales and may lead to general management positions. Since Southern California is a major international business center, there are career opportunities with internationally oriented firms in this area. Other career opportunities may involve international travel or overseas assignments.
Language concentrations are offered in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Other concentrations may be developed in the future. The program is offered jointly by the Mihaylo College of Business Administration and Economics and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in International Business:
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
Each student will use the following skills in a business situation
- Quantitative/analytical reasoning
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
Each student will work effectively with others in a business situation, demonstrating knowledge and skills in
- Working with and through others
- Working in teams
- Leadership theories and models
- Interpret ethical issues and responsibilities in a business organization
Each student will understand and apply
- The principles and roles of international economics, finance and marketing
- The interrelationships of these disciplines within a strategic framework
Information Technology Skills
To support business analysis and operations each student will
- Have a working knowledge of information technology
- Demonstrate information technology skills
Economic and legal environment knowledge
- Understand the economic and legal environments in which business operates
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate about business issues in both the written and oral form
Each student will become familiar with
- The cultural context of business
- The major industries and services in the countries using their target language
Each student will interpret the impact of global issues on business organizations, including
- The theory, practice and institutions of the international economy
- Theories of international trade and the role of marketing decisions across national boundaries and markets
- Financing challenges of the multinational business
Foreign Language Competency
To provide students with the capability of dealing directly with business persons in the country of their designated language, students will develop
- Foreign Language Professional Vocabulary
- Foreign Language Knowledge and Abilities
Programs and Courses Offered
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
- International Business, Concentration in Chinese, B.A.
- International Business, Concentration in French, B.A.
- International Business, Concentration in German, B.A.
- International Business, Concentration in Japanese, B.A.
- International Business, Concentration in Portuguese, B.A.
- International Business, Concentration in Spanish, B.A.