International Business - Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business is intended for those who plan to work for government agencies or firms with operations abroad or between the United States and foreign countries.  The program prepares you for positions requiring knowledge of international payments, foreign exchange markets, global marketing, export and import procedures, and international investments.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. 

In addition to the course work indicated below, students must satisfy the following two requirements:

Second language: Students must demonstrate oral and written proficiency at the intermediate mid-level according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines. 

International experience requirement: Students must engage in an international experience equivalent to a semester abroad in a university where the language of instruction is not English. The department will determine the appropriateness of international experience. Study abroad programs must be pre-approved by IB advisors and the Department Head.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Principles of Macroeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Principles of Microeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (Foundation Requirement, must earn a grade of at least C-) 13
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Requirements 4
Choose one from the following:3
If A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (not recommended for freshman year)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
Choose one from the following:3
Production and Operations Management3
Project Management in Organizations3
Enterprise Resource Planning3
Upper division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes: A ST (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses 5
I B 351International Business3
I B/ECON 450International Economics3
I B 489Senior Seminar in International Business3
Choose one from the following:3
International Finance3
International Managerial Finance
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Choose one from the following:3
Developing Nations3
Economic Development of Latin America3
International Business and Economic Environments3
Comparative Economic Systems3
Upper Division Electives: Functional Business area12
Courses must be in a single functional business area beyond elsewhere required for the I B major 6
Second Language: (see above paragraph)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 713
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 121G College Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 121G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
BCIS 110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition Honors (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students (C- or better) 1  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (C- or better) 1 3
BUSA 111 Introduction to Business (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication (C- or better)  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better)  
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better)  
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics (C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed) 3
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (C- or better) 3
ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication (C- or better, counts towards Area I Gen.Ed) 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics (C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed) 1 3
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Elective Course 3 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
I B 351 International Business 1 3
Upper Division Course- Functional Business Area 3
BCIS 338 Business Information Systems I 1 3
MKTG 303 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 309 Human Behavior in Organizations 3
 Credits15
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Developing Nations  
Economic Development of Latin America  
Comparative Economic Systems  
International Business and Economic Environments  
Upper Division Course: Functional Business area 3
BLAW 316 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets 1 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
ECON or A ST Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 5 3
Choose one from the following: 3
International Finance 1, 6
or International Managerial Finance
 
Open Economy Macroeconomics 1, 6
or Open Economy Macroeconomics
 
International Economics 1, 6
or International Economics
 
Choose one from the following: 3
Production and Operations Management 1  
Project Management in Organizations  
Enterprise Resource Planning 1  
Upper Division Course: Functional Business area 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits15
Spring
I B 450
International Economics 1, 6
or International Economics
3
I B 489 Senior Seminar in International Business 7 3
Upper-Division Course: Functional Business area (excluding A ST 311) 3
MGT 449 Strategic Management 1 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Other Requirements for the Major

Foreign language: Students must demonstrate oral and written proficiency at the intermediate mid-level according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines. (Process for demonstrating proficiency to be coordinated with the NMSU Department of Languages and Linguistics. Any costs associated with proficiency demonstration will be paid by the student.)

International experience requirement: Students must partake of an international experience equivalent to a semester abroad in a university where the language of instruction is not English. The department will determine appropriateness of international experience. Study abroad programs must be pre-approved by IB advisors and Department Head.