BBA - International Business

  • Coles College of Business
    Department of Marketing and International Affairs

    International Business, BBA

    Program Information:
    Business has gone global.  Multinational companies have operations around the world, and thanks to the internet, even small businesses may have suppliers or customers in multiple countries.  As a result, there is an increasing demand for people with knowledge of the international environment and business activities.  The International Business [IB] Major combines study of broad international issues with the traditional functional areas of business.  It requires foreign language competency and education abroad experience.  IB Majors acquire skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in our world of complex environments, diverse cultures, and integrated business decisions. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the International Business degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. International Business majors are required to complete twelve hours of approved foreign language skills courses at the internediate and advanced levels (2001, 2002, 3302, and 3303 or higher) in one of the following languages:  Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Students who are already fluent in a language may be able to get credit by testing, and should meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to discuss this possibility.
    5. IB Education Abroad Requirement - IB Majors are required to complete six hours of the IB Major courses in an approved Education Abroad program, and at least three of the six credit hours must be for a business or foreign language course. The courses used to satisfy this requirement must be pre-approved by the Executive Director of the B.B.A. Program. (There are some business courses which may not be taken abroad.) Students studying at KSU on an F-1 Student Visa should meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to discuss a special option for this requirement.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6076
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/programs/undergraduate/international-business.php

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
  3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it iwith a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, and the calculus course (MATH 1160, 1190, or 2202) are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles. Admission to Coles is required in order to be able to register for upper-division business courses and to graduate with a B.B.A. degree with a Major in International Business.
  2. The IB Foreign Language Requirement (see note above) starts at the intermediate level (2001). If you need to take introductory level courses in the language first, the 1001 course can be used to fulfill the Area B-2 requirement. If you do not need to take the 1002 language course, you may select any of the other options for Area B-2.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, and IS 2200 are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles. Also, a grade of "S" is required in BUSA 2150 for admission to Coles.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in BLAW 2200 and ECON 2300 are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles.
  2. Admission to Coles is required to proceed to upper-division business courses.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Foreign Language Course 3302 or pre-approved higher-level language skill course.
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • Foreign Language Course 3303 or pre-approved higher-level language skill course.
    3
Total: 18
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. All of the IB Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MGT 4199 is a capstone course that must be taken at Coles - no transfer credit is allowed for this course.
  2. "Business Electives" are upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level) outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. (A pre-approved International Business Internship can be used here. A 3.0 GPA is required to be eligible for an internship. Internship hours cannot be used in any other area of the BBA degree.)

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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