International Business Major

Advising Information

Advisor: Paige Geslin
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272
Email: paige.geslin@usu.edu

Major Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Policies and Information

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation. http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/graduation.

University Credit Requirements

USU Requirements

Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

General Education

Competency Requirements

Communications Literacy (CL)

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
(or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP)
ENGL 2010* Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

 MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) 4
(or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite or AP Calculus score of 3 or better)

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at http://www.usu.edu/universitystudies/requirements.html

American Inst.   ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts USU 1330 or Approved Course 3
Humanities USU 1320 or Approved Course   3
Life Sciences USU 1350 or Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences USU 1360 or Approved Course   3
Social Science ECN 2010 3
Exploration Credit Approved Course  3

Depth Requirements

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two course which are part of major)

MIS 3200 Business Communication 3
MGT 4890 Strategic Planning and Execution 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course which is part of major)

FIN 3400 Corporate Finance 3

International Business Major Requirements

Business Acumen 40 Credits

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500* Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
ECN 3400 Global Economic Institutions (DSS) 3
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 3
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
MGT 3110 Managing Organizations & People 3
MGT 3500 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700 Operations Management 3
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000* Business Statistics (QL) 4

*These courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Major Requirements 28 Credits plus 2nd Language and International Experience

Required Courses 19 Credits

(B- or better required in MGT 3500, MGT, 3700, and FIN 3400)

ECN 5150 Comparative Economic Systems (CI) 3
FIN 4300 International Finance 3
MGT 3820 International Management 2
MGT 3830
International Law (Spring) 2
MGT 4050
International Marketing (Fall) 2
MGT 4730
Business and Society 2
MGT 4790 Managing Global Value Chains 2
MGT 4890 Strategic Planning and Execution (CI) 3
 

Supporting Course Work 6 credits

Select two courses from the following:

  • ECN 3300/MGT 3300 (HS)
  • ECN 5400
  • HIST 3240
  • HIST 3280
  • HIST 3460
  • HIST 3483
  • HIST 3510
  • HIST 3630
  • HIST 3660
  • HIST 4330
  • HIST 4890
  • POLS 3100
  • POLS 3210
  • POLS 3220
  • POLS 3250
  • POLS 3270
  • POLS 4210 (ECN 4500 - HS)
  • POLS 4260
  • POLS 5120
  • POLS 5480

Electives 3 credits

Select one course from the following:

  • MGT/BUS 4250 (International Experience/3 credits)
  • CHIN 3100 (DHA)
  • FREN 3510
  • FREN 3550 (DHA)
  • FREN 3570
  • GERM 3300 (DHA)
  • GERM 3510 (CI)
  • GERM 3550 (DHA)
  • JAPN 3100
  • JAPN 3510
  • MIS 4550 (CI)
  • PORT 3570 (DHA)
  • RUSS 3300 (DHA)
  • RUSS 3510 (CI)
  • SPAN 3510
  • SPAN 2550 (DHA)
  • SPAN 3570 (DHA)

2nd Language

Demonstrate competence in a second language by completing one of the following:

  • Completing minor or major in second language
  • Pass 16 semester credits of a second language at an accredited school
  • Pass a language challenge competency exam and successful completion of next higher class
  • Complete BYU Language test (minimum of 16 credits)
  • 16 credits from the Intensive English Language Institute or a TOEFL Score of 500

International Experience

International experience can be fulfilled by completing one of the following:

  • Approved international work experience or Internship (min 9 weeks)
  • Complete minimum of one semester studying at an approved overseas institute of higher education
  • Participate in an approved overseas study tour

Revised 2.3.14