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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business Program

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Program Coordinator

Irene Lange

Program Office/Website

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

People Skills

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

Ethical Awareness

  • Interpret ethical issues and responsibilities in a business organization

Functional Knowledge

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

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate about business issues in both the written and oral form

Multi-cultural Awareness

Each student will become familiar with

  • The cultural context of business
  • The major industries and services in the countries using their target language

Global Awareness

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


    Bachelor of Arts

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