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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

International Business Major (B.B.A.)

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Major code BB6132

Program Requirements

In today’s global economy, all businesses–whether large or small–are affected by international competitors and global events. Success in the global marketplace will depend on the capabilities of managers to understand the structures and processes that underlie international business. The International Business major is designed to provide this understanding and to develop the requisite competencies of global business leaders. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 25 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level beyond the minimum requirements for the College of Business. The international business major must be completed in conjunction with at least one other major in the College, excluding the Business Prelaw and General Business majors.

The major requires all students to complete the following courses for a total of 13 credits:

The required course Management 484 ensures that all students complete a credible international experience as a platform for understanding business practices in an international context. The experience must be approved and assessed by a faculty qualified in international business. The experience will be reflected in a summary paper that describes what was learned and the significance of the experience to the student’s future career. Typically the experience would involve travel to an international assignment for the purpose of developing an understanding and appreciation of international business in context. A CR must be achieved to graduate with the International Business major.

In addition to the above course requirements

Students are required to select a minimum of three courses from the approved electives list with the restriction that at least one course be in finance or economics.

  • Any 491 seminar course with an international emphasis that is approved by your advisor


It is strongly recommended that students achieve proficiency in a foreign language, which normally means a minimum of 12 credit hours of instruction.

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