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Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
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International Business, B.S.B.A.


The primary objective of the International Business major is to provide an understanding of the importance of a global perspective on the part of business managers.  The major provides an integrated framework for the study of the market environment in which international business firms operate and the impact of those environments upon managerial decision making.  Possible careers may result in a variety of business and government sectors-either domestically or abroad.

Admission Requirements (Pre-Business)


Freshmen

Freshman admission is competitive. Students who apply for this major and are accepted into the Belk College of Business are initially classified as Pre-Business (PBUS) majors.  Students interested in pursuing a major in Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management should seek admission to the Pre-Business program to ensure appropriate advising and support.  Students who complete the Progression Requirements listed below may declare an upper-division major in Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management.

[ A minimum grade of C is required for all Progression Courses. Students may attempt each of the Progression Courses listed above a maximum of two times.  An attempt is defined as a course that is completed with a final grade of A, B, C, D, or F.  Courses repeated under the UNC Charlotte Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the GPA computation, but will count as an attempt.  Otherwise, all grades earned in repeated courses are included in the GPA computation.]

  • Declaration of Major and/or Progression Requirements:  Junior standing (60 credit hours or more); Pre-Business Requirements listed above; approved Change of Major form.  Pre-Business students should submit Change of Major forms to an Academic and Career Coach in the Belk College of Business Niblock Student Center. Students who fail to declare their upper-division major on time will be prohibited from declaring their upper-division major in the College if their GPA falls below a 2.5.  Students who do not meet the Progression Requirements above are ineligible for continuation in the Belk College of Business.

Transfers

Transfer students interested in pursuing a Major in Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management should seek admission to the Pre-Business program. Transfer admission requirements for the Pre-Business major include the following:

  • Minimum GPA:  2.5 overall and 2.5 in equivalent Progression Courses completed
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite/Progression Courses:  See Progression Courses above

Degree Requirements


The following courses are required. Students may attempt each of these courses two times.  International Business majors are also required to study abroad.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Foreign Language Courses (0-12 credit hours)


Students must attain competency in a second language. This can be fulfilled two ways:

  1. Complete at least four semesters of coursework in a foreign language (1201 - 2202).
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the 2202-level through a test administered by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  Students are strongly encouraged to enhance their language skills by earning either a Certificate in Business Language (CBL) or a minor in their language of study.

Restricted Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Select three of the following*:

Notes:


*Other courses may be approved by the student’s Academic Advisor.

**The internship may be satisfied by working at least 150 hours at a company or other organization involved in international business. The work program and the company/association must be pre-approved. At least 80% of the student’s work must be international in nature. While the internship experience is not required to be performed outside the U.S., it is strongly encouraged.

Study Abroad (3 credit hours minimum)


This requirement may be satisfied by participating in an approved Study Abroad program outside of the U.S. and Canada during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Students must complete 6 credit hours abroad or 3 credit hours with a minimum duration of 3 weeks abroad.

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


To obtain this degree, students must meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.  Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all required Progression, Core, and Major Courses.  When students repeat a course, both the old and new grades are included in the major and overall GPA.  Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA computation.  However, this repeated course does count as an attempt.  Students must also meet the Belk College of Business residency requirements listed under the “Degree Requirements” heading on the main College of Business page .

Honors Program


For details about the Business Honors Program, visit the program page .