Albers School of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

International Business Major

  • In order to earn the bachelor of arts in business administration degree with a major in international business, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

    I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

    55 credits, including:

    Module I

    UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
    UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
    UCOR 1300  Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
    UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities  5
    UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
    UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

    Module II

    UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
    UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
    UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

    Module III

    UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
    UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
    UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

    II. Albers Business Foundation Requirements

    82 credits, including:

    BUAD 1000 Introduction to Business
    (must be taken first quarter)
    2
    ACCT 2300   Principles of Accounting I 5
    ACCT 2310   Principles of Accounting II 5
    BCOM 2800 Business Communication 5
    ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
    ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
    ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
    IS 3150   Introduction to Information Systems 5
    ECON 3100   Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
    FINC 3400 Business Finance 5
    MKTG 3500 Introduction to Marketing 5
    OPER 3600   Manufacturing and Service Operations 5
    BLAW 3700   Business and International Law 5
    MGMT 3800 Principles of Management 5
    MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy 5
    Choose one of the following two courses:  
    INBU 3200 Global Environment of Business 5
    ECON 3130   Global and Domestic Macroeconomics 5
    Calculus, choose one of the following two courses:  
    MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business 5
    MATH 1334 Calculus I 5

    EXCEL Requirement

    All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as follows:

    • Freshman students need to be certified by the time they have reached 45 credits.
    • Transfer students need to be certified by the end of their first quarter in Albers.

    For details, see the Excel FAQ.

    III. Major Requirements

    25 upper-division credits, plus supplemental activities

    INBU 4860 International Management 5
    Electives (Choose two from BLAW 4760, FINC 4460, MKTG 4560) 10
    Electives Business/economics course with an international focus 10

    IV. Additional Requirements

    General Electives to total 180 credit hours.

    Supplemental activities may satisfy general elective requirements.

    V. Supplemental Activities

    Choose two activities from the following four:

    • Demonstrate competency through the 135 level in a language other than English by successful course completion or acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination. The course may not be taken on a pass-fail, correspondence, or audit bases. Competency in languages not offered by the Modern Languages Department may be acceptable if approved by the International Business Program Director and successfully demonstrated to the Modern Languages Department.
    • Complete a 3-5 credit internship (or the equivalent on a not-for-credit basis) with a company involved in international business in the Seattle area, pre-approved by the International Business Program Director. See the Albers Placement Center regarding internships for credit and the International Business Academic Advisor regarding not-for-credit internships.
    • Participate in an international experience pre-approved by the International Business Programs Director. May include studies abroad, SU Summer Education Abroad Course, or other international experiences pre-approved by the International Business Programs Director. Only coursework verified through the Education Abroad course approval process will be eligible to earn transfer credit towards the SU degree.
    • Earn an International Economic Development or International Studies minor.

    Please note

    Internships or independent studies may not be used to satisfy a major requirement.

    International Business majors who are international students (educated abroad until age 16 in a language other than English) have met the supplemental activities requirement.

    *Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.