INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CORE

Take the following courses: (Study abroad equivalents may be accepted for EB-351, EB-361 or EB-381)

EB-100  Introduction to Management

This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.

3 CreditsS

EB-105  International Economic Issues

Understanding international economics is increasingly important for private and public decision-makers. In a world of growing economic interdependence, the ability of policy makers to provide a stable environment for business is a key issue. Accordingly, this course develops the principle topics of international economics, including trade theory, the balance of payments, the cause and consequences of exchange rate movements, the flow of capital, currency crises and regional trade issues. The applied topics emphasized will be based on the most pressing current issues.

3 CreditsS,I

EB-131  Financial Accounting

Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.

3 CreditsS

EB-202  Behavioral Analysis of Organizations

The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course. 

4 CreditsCW,S,WK-SIPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EB-211  Business Statistics

This course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics, normal curve and z-score computations, and addresses hypothesis testing using Chi-Square, T-Test, ANOVA, and linear regression modelling.

3 Credits QS,S

EB-222  Principles of Macroeconomics

Macroeconomic conditions affect individuals and businesses in numerous ways: employment opportunities, the purchasing power of wages and salaries, the cost of borrowing money, sales, profits, and competitiveness against foreign businesses. This course develops the theories relevant to understanding the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, deflation, exchange rates and balance of payments problems. It also examines the options and tradeoffs governments face as they seek to provide a stable macroeconomic environment through monetary and fiscal policies. Case studies of the macroeconomic performance and policies of diverse countries provide a comparative orientation. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing 

EB-223  Principles of Microeconomics

The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. 

EB-236  Managerial Accounting

Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies. 

3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131. 

EB-351  Marketing Management

Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201. 

EB-361  Financial Management I

The management of business assets and liabilities and the concurrent creation of sources and the use of funds. Special attention is given to financial statement analysis and decisions involving working capital management. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131 and Junior or Senior standing. 

EB-381  International Political Economy

The pursuit of wealth and power, profit and privilege, corporate growth and national security occurs in a global context. This course examines the business agendas and political priorities that find expression in the policy agreements and institutional agreements of the contemporary global economy. The course is conducted as a seminar and requires a substantial research project. 

3 CreditsS,IPrerequisite: EB105. 

EB-463 Financial Markets & Institutions

The role of credit and capital and the function of dollar and Euro bonds in today's internationalized financial markets are investigated empirically and assessed analytically in this course. Numerous economic theories relevant to understanding the behavior of various asset markets are developed, including portfolio and asset models of exchange rate determination and currency speculation. The costs and benefits of alternative government policies such as financial regulation and capital and foreign exchange controls are weighed. 

3 CreditsS,IPrerequisite: EB222. 

EB-480  Senior Seminar

A capstone course for POE in Business. Through the use of readings, case studies and simulations, students in the course will formulate corporate strategy and implement it in a competitive environment. How firms may gain and sustain competitive advantage with the formulated strategy will be examined. In addition, students will also be trained to craft business reports on corporate strategies. The evaluation of performance will mainly depend on the content and the quality of the business reports.

3 CreditsS 


Students are required to spend at least one semester abroad, but preferably a full academic year.  Students are encouraged to take any of the "immersion" courses offered at our exchange partner institutions.  


ADDITIONAL COURSES

Take the following courses:

PS-102 Introduction to International Politics

Analyzes the principles and practice of international relations and the foreign policy of the United States, political, diplomatic, military and economic.

4 CreditsS, I, SW-GE

IS-200  Politics & Culture of Modernization

This course examines the process of globalization and modernization and the changing political and cultural ideas which have accompanied them. Using various media and materials from different cultures the questions of who we are, where we are and how we got here are explored. 

4 CreditsICPrerequisites: EN110 or EN109 and Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. 


Take one of the following courses:

SP-210 Spanish III

Spanish 210 is the third part of a three-semester introductory sequence. Its primary goals are to enable students to build their proficiency and attain a broader understanding of Hispanic cultures. Emphasis is on the use of the target language and the study of culturally authentic materials. Students will achieve greater accuracy with basic language structures. 

3 CreditsH, I, CS, SWGLSPre-req: SP-120 or placement results.

FR-210  French III

This is the third course in a the three-semester sequence of beginning and intermediate French. Students will learn and practice more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary to communicate more spontaneously and fluently with other speakers of French. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPRE-REQ: French 120 or equivalent. 

GR-210 German III

German III is the third part of the four-semester introductory sequence. Its primary goals are to enable students to continue building their proficiency and attain a broader understanding of German culture. Emphasis is placed on the use of the target language in the classroom and the study of culturally authentic materials. Students will achieve greater accuracy with basic language structures. 

3 CreditsH, I, CS, SWGLSPre-req: GR120, placement test, or program head's permission. This course is part of the Global Engagement element of the General Education Curriculum, " 3. Language Study " : Complete at least a 200-level world language course in the target language if continuing previous language study.

RU-210  Intermediate Russian

The third course in the Russian-language sequence. Students further develop oral and written proficiency in Russian while learning about Russian life and culture. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPrerequisite: RU120.


Take two foreign language courses at the 300 or 400 level.


  • Courses in this POE cover all the "I, S, and H" distribution requirements for graduation.
  • Students should choose courses that support the international context for the "F" and "N" requirements.
  • Students must meet oral proficiency at the ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages) level of "Intermediate High."
  • Students may study abroad in an English-speaking country, as long as they satisfy the foreign language requirements of coursework and ACTFL proficiency.

POE Credit Total = 61

Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level.  Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.