School of Business
BS in Business Administration - General Management Major with International Business Track
Students in this track graduate with a concentration in international business listed on their transcript. Students are encouraged to develop their foreign language skills, to travel abroad, and to obtain a minor in international studies.
In addition to the requirements listed in the BS, the following requirements apply to the International Business Track:
At least 50 percent of credit hours applied to the major must be taken at USM. No more than 3 credits of internship can count toward the major. Students must earn a grade point average of 2.33 or higher in the 15 credits applied toward the major.
Requirements (in addition to the international requirement in the Business Core):
BUS 335 International Business
Select 6 credits from
BUS 361 International Marketing
BUS 382 International Business Law
BUS 394 Internship in International Business
ECO 370 International Economics
FIN 330 International Financial Management
BUS 336 Approved International Experience (see below)
BUS 337 Approved International Business Experience (see below)
Other approved courses.
Select 6 credits of 300-level or higher ACC, BUS, FIN, or RMI courses.
BUS 336 Approved International Experience, and BUS 337 Approved International Business Experience, award credit for educational activity by a student while outside of the U.S. that contributes to the student's understanding of international business and which has been approved by one of the international business faculty members.
Activities which normally will be approved for credit as BUS 336 include, without limitation:
- A course relevant to international business, taken at an educational institution outside the U.S., and qualifying for 3 or more credits when transferred to USM.
- BUS 490 Independent Study involving a student's activities outside the U.S. (3 cr. min.)
- A USM course relevant to international business, involving study outside the U.S. and which has 3 or more credits.
- An international study tour offered by a reputable organization. Courses relevant to international business shall include, without limitation, courses in economics, political science, law, history, geography, culture, and courses that develop skills in languages other than English. BUS 336 may be used either as a course in the International Business Track or as a 300-level or higher BUS course.
An activity approved for credit as BUS 337 will normally be limited to an upper-level (300-level or higher equivalent at USM) course in a business discipline, including economics and/or law, taken at an educational institution outside the U.S., and qualifying for three or more credits when transferred to USM. Approval for BUS 337 may be denied if the student lacks the necessary foundational course(s) in the relevant discipline. BUS 336 is not a prerequisite for BUS 337. BUS 337 may be used either as a course in the International Business track or as a 300-level or higher BUS course.