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2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin
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2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
    
 
  Nov 13, 2018
 
2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin

International Business, B.S.B.A.


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Overview

The business administration curriculum allows sufficient flexibility for adaptation to a student’s particular interests and goals. A minimum of 122 hours is required for the B.S.B.A. degree in all majors except accounting, management science, international business and the entrepreneurship concentration of management,* all of which require a higher number of hours as outlined in the bulletin. The required hours are divided between business administration and Carolina Core courses in English, history, foreign languages, natural and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. All business administration students are required to earn 40 hours in a common core sequence of business subjects. The major field for all majors requires 12-24 hours beyond the common business core. All business majors require a minimum of 21 hours of upper level business coursework in addition to the common business core. If a major is less than 21 hours, the difference shall be made up with advisor-approved upper level business electives. A minimum of 18 credit hours in additional directed course work is required.

The school has developed options designed to complement core and major requirements. Information and assistance in the development and selection of options are available through the advising facilities of the school.

Competitive Admission: AEnrollment in each International Business concentration is limited and admission is highly competitive.

*The accounting major requires 24 hours. International business and the entrepreneurship concentration of management require a second major within business. Those major combinations range from 27 to 39 hours, depending on the double major selected.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate…

  • In-depth capacity in a functional area of business. 
  • Strong understanding of the global dimensions of business. 
  • Excellent communication skills in more than one language. 
  • Appreciation of the impact of culture on the conduct of business. 
  • Exposure to living in a second culture. 

Degree Requirements (Minimum of 128 hours)

Major Requirements (27-39 hours)

See Darla Moore School of Business  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.

  1. Carolina Core Requirements (31-43 hours)
  2. Business Core (40 hours)
  3. Approved Electives (3-12 hours)
  4. Upper-level Business Courses to include two business majors (minimum 27 hours)
  5. Minor or Directed Course Work  (minimum of 18 Hours)
  6. Internationalization Requirement (9 hours, which may be fulfilled through other degree requirements)

1. Carolina Core (31-43 Hours)


CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)


ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 Hours)


SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (7 Hours)


  • Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses including one laboratory course

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8 hours)


  • Students shall demonstrate in one Foreign Language the ability to comprehend the topic and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so much satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core History course

GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core Social Science course

AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding course

CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core Speech course

INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components

VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility course. This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

3. Approved Electives (3-12 hours)


All students must complete 3 hours in Approved Electives not to include coursework in PEDU or MATH/STAT below the Moore School minimum requirements (ex. MATH 111 or STAT 110).

If a student exempts the foreign language requirement or fulfills Carolina Core requirements with overlay courses, those credit hours must be replaced with approved elective credits. Students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill elective hours.

4. International Business, included in the Upper-level Business Courses (15 hours)


The international business major must be taken in combination with a second major in business and requires 27-36 hours.

Required Course (3 hours)


    Minimum of one of the following functional courses (3-6 hours):


      Minimum of one of the following thematic courses (3-6 hours):


        One of the following regional courses (3 hours):


          Note:


          * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

          Regional Cohort Concentrations


          Chinese Business Concentration (15 hours)


          The Chinese Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to focus on International Business activities with China. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Chinese as the language to study. The requirements are:

          Required Courses (9 hours)


            Two Regional Courses (6 hours)


              Note:


              * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

              Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Concentration (15 hours)


              The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to focus on International Business activities with this region. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Arabic as the language of study. The requirements are:

              Required Courses (9 hours)


                Two Regional Courses (6 hours)


                  Note:


                  * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

                  European Business Concentration (15 hours)


                  The European Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to focus on International Business activities with this region. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting French, German, or Italian as the language of study. The requirements are:

                  Required Courses (9 hours)


                    Two Regional Courses (6 hours)


                      Note:


                      * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

                      South American Business Concentration (15 hours)


                      The South American Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to focus on International Business activities with this region. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Spanish as the language of study. The requirements are:

                      Required Courses (9 hours)


                        Two Regional Courses (6 hours)


                          Note:


                          * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

                          Eurasian Business Concentration (15 hours) (PENDING)


                          Note: The Eurasian Business Track is awaiting final oversight approval and a completed memorandum of understanding. Accordingly, it is not accepting students at this time.

                          The Eurasian Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities centered on this region. The requirements are:

                          Required Courses (9 hours)


                            Two Regional Courses (6 hours)


                            Two of the three regional courses listed below:

                              Note:


                              * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

                              Global Business Concentration (15 Hours)


                              The Global Business Concentration in the International Business major allows the student to focus on International Business activities within a global context. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting a modern spoken language in the USC language department as the language of study. The requirements are:

                              Required Courses (9 Hours)


                              • IBUS 310 - Globalization and Business  
                              • One functional course from the list above (3 Hours)
                              • One thematic course from the list above (3 Hours)

                              Two Regional Courses (6 Hours)


                              • IBUS 441 - Business in Latin America *
                              • Select from:
                                • IBUS 442 - Business in Asia *
                                • IBUS 443 - Business in Europe *
                                • IBUS 444 - Business in Africa *
                                • IBUS 490 - Specialized Study in International Business *

                              Note:


                              * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

                              Additional Information


                              Students in the Chinese Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with China and Asia. Students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with the Middle East and Africa. Students in the European Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with the Europe. Students in the South American Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with Latin America. Students in the Eurasian Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with Europe or Asia.

                              Competitive Admission: Admission to the international business major is highly competitive, and enrollment is limited.  Individual limits apply to language selections in the regional tracks.

                              Double Major: Students selecting international business as a major are required to select a second major in business.

                              Foreign Language: IBUS major requires at least four courses numbered 300 and above in one foreign language. Students in the Chinese Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Chinese as the language to study. Students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Arabic as the language to study. Students in the European Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting French, German or Italian as the language to study. Students in the South American Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Spanish or Portuguese as the language to study. Students in the Eurasian Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Turkish or Russian as the language to study. Specific course requirements may be obtained from the undergraduate division.

                              Foreign Study: Students majoring in International Business are required to study outside the United States for a period of one semester, normally the spring semester of the academic year in which IBUS 310  is taken, at an approved institution. Exceptions to this requirement will be granted in cases of hardship. Students in regional cohort tracks meet the overseas study requirement at the cohort partner institution.

                              Internationalization Requirement: All students in the Moore School must meet a three course (nine-credit hour) internationalization requirement. The curriculum of the International Business major satisfies this requirement.

                              5. Minor or Directed Course Work (minimum of 18 Hours)


                              Directed course work may be selected from a University-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to their Moore School academic advisor to satisfy the approved course work requirement. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better. 

                              6. Internationalization Requirement (9 Hours)


                              The program also requires 9 hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the 3 credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component.

                              Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining 6-hour requirement:

                              Language: Two language courses at the 200 level or above

                              or

                              Electives: Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Moore School of Business from a list available in the undergraduate office.

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