(College of Business)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Students enrolling in the International Business program will develop a thorough understanding of the multi-faceted global business world today. They will be provided with opportunities to see the broad picture, plan efficiently, and if necessary, revise these plans flexibly as new demands arise. They have the opportunity to become proactive and competent professionals, fluent in a new global business language and culture. Global business languages include English, French, German, and Spanish or another university-approved language. This language requirement pertains to all international business students, regardless of their current language expertise.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to
- Demonstrate analytical skills.
- Effectively communicate within the global business environment.
- Demonstrate planning skills.
- Analyze ethical issues and identify socially responsible business practices.
- Identify and analyze the effects of global business forces.
The first two years of this program introduce students to the world of international business, complemented by general education and specific language studies. Courses from our School of Arts & Sciences are an important component of the educational experience.
The final two years offer more advanced business courses with a distinct emphasis on global aspects. As juniors and seniors, students are challenged to demonstrate business competencies and hone skills desired by employers. They have the opportunity to participate in directed work experiences, internships, study abroad experiences, summer work abroad experiences, language immersion programs, and extracurricular activities. Also, students should plan their electives to create a meaningful, customized career concentration. The university's faculty advising system will facilitate these selections.
Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher order thinking, ethics, responsible citizenship, global leadership, and global resource management. In addition, literacy in the following areas is expected: sociocultural, quantitative, scientific and informational.
The graduate of the four-year International Business program is trained to assume entry-level management positions with firms in a variety of industries operating in the global environment.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree.
|IBUS2040||International Culture and Protocol||4.5|
|IBUS4090||International Business Experience *||13.5|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|MGMT4030||Senior Business Capstone||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|Language||Language I and II **||9|
|Concentration: Any approved concentration selected from offerings within the university ***||13.5|
|Choose one of the following:||13.5|
|World Economic Geography|
and Foreign Area Studies
and International Resource Management
|Language & Cultural Immersion|
|Related Professional Studies|
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2002||Business Accounting II||4.5|
|FIT1000||Information Technology for Business Professionals||4.5|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|LAW3055||International Business Law||4.5|
|General Studies (from College Requirements)|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Science||One SCI-designated course||4.5|
|Electives||Two courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration||9.0|
|Choose two of the following:||9.0|
|Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach|
|Ethics of Business Leadership|
One HIST-designated course (except HIST4030)
ENG1001 or one LIT-designated course
|Choose two of the following:||9.0|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
Students meeting eligibility criteria may elect a Summer Study Abroad, Business Internship or Summer Work Abroad program (SWAP). Otherwise, students take three additional career electives from the College of Business or School of Technology.
Students may choose from French, German, Spanish or other university-approved language.
Required courses cannot be used to fulfill a concentration.
NOTES: Students must have MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or equivalent placement scores to enroll in the math requirement.
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. Depending on the major, these writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.