International Business, Language, and Culture Major

The International Business, Language, and Culture Major is an interdisciplinary, globally oriented program that includes a strong language component. It will provide solid preparation for a career in international business, in profit and not-for-profit organizations, competence in French or Spanish language and culture, and a foundation for graduate study. Supporting courses in other departments complement the major requirements.

 

Major in International Business, Language and Culture – 79 credits
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated.
Required in the Major / FRENCH:  

IBLC-498: Senior Seminar in IBLC

ACCT-103: Financial Accounting (WOK: Problem Solving)

ACCT-104: Managerial Accounting (WOK: Behavioral)

BUSN-101: International Business

FINA-304: Corporate Finance (WOK: Behavioral)

FINA-352: International Financial Management

MKTG-203: Marketing Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

MKTG-206: International Marketing (WOK: Behavioral)

MGMT-304: Culture in International Business Decision-Making

FREN-221: Grammaire et Composition Avancée

FREN-231: Introduction à la Culture Française I

FREN-232: Introduction à la Culture Française II

FREN-228: Le Français Commercial

One course (3 credits) in French Literature chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • FREN-341: Le Dix-septième Siècle
  • FREN-342: Le Siècle des Lumières
  • FREN-353: Romantisme et Réalisme
  • FREN-354: Le Vingtième Siècle
  • FREN-355: Le Classicisme Éternel
  • FREN-361: La Littérature Francophone
  • FREN-281: Topics in French/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)
  • FREN-481: Advanced Special Topics in French/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

One course (3 credits) in French from the above list or from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • FREN-233: Expériences dans la Civilisation Française
  • FREN-234: Contemporary Culture of the French Regions

Also required:

CMTC-180: Introduction to Microsoft Access (1 credit)

CMTC-285: Management Information Systems

ECON-101: Microeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-102: Macroeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-201: Principles of Money and Banking (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-211: Introduction to Global Economics (WOK: Behavioral)

FREN-104: Intermediate French II, if warranted by placement

FREN-222: French for Oral Proficiency (Native speakers will substitute a course recommended by the advisor)

MATH-201: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences I (WOK: Problem Solving)

MATH-202: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences II (WOK: Problem Solving)

MATH-227: Introduction to Probabilty Statistics (WOK: Problem Solving)

PSCI-341: International Political Economy (WOK: Behavioral)

Required in the Major / SPANISH:

IBLC-498: Senior Seminar in IBLC

ACCT-103: Financial Accounting (WOK: Problem Solving)

ACCT-104: Managerial Accounting (WOK: Behavioral)

BUSN-101: International Business

FINA-304: Corporate Finance (WOK: Behavioral)

FINA-352: International Financial Management

MKTG-203: Marketing Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

MKTG-206: International Marketing (WOK: Behavioral)

MGMT-304: Culture in International Business Decision-Making

SPAN-221: Advanced Grammar and Composition

SPAN-228: Commercial Spanish

SPAN-231: Introduction to Hispanic Culture/Spain

SPAN-232: Introduction to Hispanic Culture/Latin America

One course (3 credits) in Spanish Literature chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SPAN-261: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I
  • SPAN-262: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • SPAN-263: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature III
  • SPAN-340: Colonial Latin American Literature
  • SPAN-341: The Spanish Golden Age
  • SPAN-353: Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
  • SPAN-354: Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SPAN-355: Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • SPAN-361: Literary Works and the Movies They Inspired
  • SPAN-362: Hispanic Women Writers
  • SPAN-365: Literature of the Caribbean
  • SPAN-370: Literature in Translation
  • SPAN-481: Advanced Special Topics in Spanish/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

One course (3 credits) in Spanish from the above list or from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SPAN-107: Spanish for Educators I
  • SPAN-108: Spanish for Educators II
  • SPAN-220: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN-281: Special Topics in Spanish/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

Also required:

 

CMTC-180: Introduction to Microsoft Access (1 credit)

CMTC-285: Management Information Systems

ECON-101: Microeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-102: Macroeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-201: Principles of Money and Banking (WOK: Behavioral)

ECON-211: Introduction to Global Economics (WOK: Behavioral)

MATH-201: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences I (WOK: Problem Solving)

MATH-202: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences II (WOK: Problem Solving)

MATH-227: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (WOK: Problem Solving)

PSCI-341: International Political Economy (WOK: Behavioral)

SPAN-104: Intermediate Spanish II, if warranted by placement

SPAN-222: Advanced Conversation (Native speakers will substitute a course recommended by the advisor)

One semester abroad is highly recommended. Students work with their academic advisor to determine which semester is the most appropriate for that experience. Enrollment in Summer Session courses may be necessary to complete the program in four years.

Sample Bachelor of Science: IBLC Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation): Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only; it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

15/16* 

Year Three Fall 

16/17 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ACCT-103
BUSN-101
ENGL-101
MATH-201
Language-103 or above
FYIN-100*
ECON-102
GLST-201
MATH-227
RLST-104
Language-221 or 231
FYIN-101*
ECON-201
MKTG-203
MGMT-304
Language-231 or Literature
ETHS-201
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
PHED #2*
RLST-2XX
Minor #2 or elective (WI)
Language-Literature
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

15/16* 

Year Two Spring 

14 

Year Three Spring 

15 

Year Four Spring 

15 

ACCT-104
ECON-101
ILAR-101
MATH-202
Language-104 or above
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
CMTC-180 (1 cr)
ECON-211
Language-222, 232 or elective
Minor #1 or elective
WOK or elective (4 cr)
Language - elective
FINA-304
FINA-352
CMTC-285
MKTG-206
Language-232 or 228
IBLC-498
PSCI-341
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective
Language-elective

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120