The Intercultural Management concentration provides students with the skills necessary to interact effectively with people from cultures other than their own, specifically in the context of international business. Students will learn to understand the role and impact of culture in a wide variety of cross-cultural professional and business situations that can be applied to different organizational contexts. The concentration aims to provide future business leaders the necessary skills to be effective global managers. Students will gain an authentic appreciation and in-depth understanding of the fundamental role of culture in business practices throughout the world.
Admission to the International Business major involves two steps. Students who apply to the major are initially classified as pre-international business. After completing the lower-division core requirements with grades of “C” (2.0) or better, students may apply to the international business major. Pre-international business students may take lower-division business courses, but most upper-division courses are not open to pre-international business students. Students must attain a 2.0 (“C”) grade-point average or better in all university and concentration courses.
All courses in the major must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.
Students who choose the Intercultural Management concentration are given the option to select from an array of courses to fulfill the concentration requirements. Advanced foreign language courses are among the options available. All advanced foreign language courses require a minimum intermediate level of language competency. Students should be aware that additional prerequisite courses may be required for these advanced foreign language classes if they do not meet the intermediate competency standards set by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Students not wishing to take these advanced foreign language courses may select from the other courses available to fulfill the concentration requirements.