International Business - B.S.B.A.
Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.
The International Business Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the multifaceted global business environment.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
- Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
- Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
- Demonstrate the value of cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and diversity in a global business environment through context appropriate communication and decision-making.
- Synthesize the global dynamics of the social, political, cultural and legal environments to make appropriate strategic recommendations.
Courses provide a distinct emphasis on global aspects as students are challenged to demonstrate business skills desired by employers. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships, study abroad experiences and language immersion programs. Students should plan their electives to create a meaningful, customized career path; these selections are facilitated by the university's faculty advising system.
International Business graduates are prepared for 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 in business administration degree
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Contemporary Business Management I||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|MGMT1002||Contemporary Business Management II||4.5|
|MGMT2030||Operations and Supply Chain Management I||4.5|
|MGMT4030||Senior Business Capstone||4.5|
|IBUS2040||International Culture and Protocol||4.5|
|IBUS3055||International Resource Management||4.5|
|LAW3055||International Business Law||4.5|
|Choose 13.5 credits of the following:||13.5|
|French Language Immersion|
|German Language Immersion|
|Spanish Language Immersion|
|Foreign Area Studies: China|
|Foreign Area Studies: Pacific Rim|
|Foreign Area Studies: Latin America|
|Foreign Area Studies: Russia|
|Foreign Area Studies: Eastern Europe|
|Foreign Area Studies: Africa|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||13.5|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
|Arts and Humanities||9|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
|Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)|
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
Two courses with an EASC attribute, one at 3000 level or higher.
|Free Electives #|
|18 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.||18|
# In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.