International Business Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)
The International Business major is for students with career objectives in the management of global business organizations. The course of study provides education in the theory and principles of international economics, management, finance, human resource management and marketing. It is concerned with the role of global business in both the host country as well as the world economy.
Student must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.
Courses taken for the International Business Major beyond the required Business Administration Core are not counted double toward the Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management Option, Operations Management Option or General Business Option majors.
- formal admission to the BAB program is required;
- ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.
Grade Requirements for Graduation: a third quarter college-level oral, written and reading competency in a modern language with a grade ≥C is required for this major; a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major; a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
|Required Business Administration Core|
|ACCT 251||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||5|
|ACCT 252||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||4|
|ACCT 261||BUSINESS LAW||4|
|DSCI 245||BUSINESS STATISTICS 1||4|
|ECON 200||INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS||5|
|ECON 201||INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS||5|
|ENGL 201||COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION||5|
|MATH 142||PRECALCULUS MATH II||5|
|or MATH 161||CALCULUS I|
|or HONS 161||CALCULUS I|
|or MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||4|
|MGMT 423||BUSINESS AND SOCIETY||4|
|MISC 311||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|Required International Business Courses|
|FINC/IBUS 474||INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT/IBUS 470||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS||4|
|MGMT/IBUS 471||INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MKTG/IBUS 472||GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT||4|
|Required Elective–choose an approved, related elective in consultation with your faculty advisor.||8-10|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAB in International Business from EWU should be able to do the following:
- gain an appreciation of how social and political factors influence global business;
- have a basic knowledge of how to manage these risks;
- have an appreciation for the foreign exchange markets including their participants, size, functions and impacts on international business;
- understand how differences in customs and cultures affect businesses operating in the international arena;
- understand the basic differences between the risks faced by domestic and multinational firms including transaction exposure, operating exposure and accounting exposure.