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International Business BBA

  • Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in COBE (except for the Economics BA, Quantitative Economics BA, Economics, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis BA, Business and Economic Analytics BS, and BBA in Management) must be a pre-business major and complete the COBE admission requirements prior to the declaration of a COBE major. Admission to COBE is required before a student may enroll in most upper-division business and economics courses.

Please see the COBE advising website: to obtain specific information about the application process and application deadlines.

To be eligible for admission, students must:

  • 1. complete or be in the final semester of the following gateway courses with a grade of C- or better, and
  • 2. meet minimum gateway GPA requirement of 2.5, in the following courses:
    • ACCT 205 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 206 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • BUS 101 Business for the New Generation
    • BUSCOM 201 Global Business Communication
    • BUSSTAT 207 Introduction to Business Analytics or MATH 254
      Introduction to Statistics
    • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
    • ITM 105 Spreadsheet Topics
    • MATH 149 Precalculus: Functions for Business or equivalent as
      determined by advisor

    University general education requirements do not need to be completed before admission to COBE, but it is strongly advised that students finish most of the general education coursework in the first two years while declared as pre- business major. Students should work on the following common degree requirements in conjunction with the gateway courses while declared as pre- business major:

    • FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
    • FW ENGL 102 College Writing and Research
    • UF 100 Intellectual Foundations
    • UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations
    • BUSSTAT 208 Business Analytics
    • FN (2) Natural, Physical and Applied Science (one with a lab, from two
      different fields)
    • FH Humanities
    • FA Arts

    International Business BBA
    Course Number and TitleCredits
    UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
    FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
    FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
    FM MATH 143 College Algebra or
    FM MATH 149 Precalculus: Functions for Business or
    FM MATH 160 Survey of Calculus or
    FM MATH 170 Calculus I
    FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
    FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
    FA Foundations of Arts course3
    FH Foundations of Humanities course in Language 202* or SPANISH 203* Intermediate Spanish for the Native or Near-Native Speaker3-4
    FS ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
    FS INTBUS 220 Go Global: You and the World Economy3
    ACCT 205 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
    ACCT 206 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
    BUS 101 Business for the New Generation3
    BUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business3
    BUS 301 Leadership Skills3
    BUS 334 International Management3
    FF BUS 450 Business Policies3
    BUSCOM 201 Global Business Communication3
    BUSSTAT 207 Introduction to Business Analytics or
    MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics
    BUSSTAT 208 Business Analytics3
    ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics3
    FINAN 303 Principles of Finance3
    INTBUS 443 Importing and Exporting Procedures3
    International Business Career Experience: INTBUS 493 Internship, INTBUS 497 Special Topics course or Studies Abroad Program.0-3
    CoBE Computer Placement Exam or
    ITM 105 Spreadsheet Topics
    ITM 310 Business Intelligence3
    MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing3
    SCM 301 Principles of Supply Chain Management3
    Choose 3 of the following:
    ECON 317 International Economics
    FINAN 430 International Finance
    INTBUS 445 International Trade and Investment Law
    MKTG 430 International Marketing
    Choose 2 upper-division courses from the following:
    Business Language FRENCH 307, GERMAN 307, SPANISH 307* or where they are not available, another upper-division language course
    History (HIST) or Political science (POLS) courses**
    Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-1
    Electives to total 120 credits***11-19
    *For students without prior language courses, there may be additional prerequisites needed to fulfill the language 202 requirement.
    **The upper-division history and political science course should be geographically or geopolitically related to the FH Language 202 course. International Business majors meet the prerequisite for POLS 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, and 429.
    ***International Business majors are strongly encouraged to add a minor degree to their course of study to enhance career placement and success.
    Business language option, if available, is strongly encouraged.