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2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
    
 
  Jul 17, 2024
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

International Business, BSBA


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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. 

Admission Information

Admission to the International Business major is highly competitive, and enrollment is limited.  Individual limits apply to language selections in the regional concentrations.

Internationalization Requirement

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.

Major Map

A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.

Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.

International Business, BSBA International Business, BSBA International Business, BSBA International Business, BSBA
No Concentration Chinese Business Concentration European Business Concentration Global Business Concentration
       
 
International Business, BSBA International Business, BSBA International Business, BSBA  
Global Business Innovation Concentration Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Business Concentration South American Business Concentration  

 


Degree Requirements (128-131 hours)

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

Program of Study

  1. Carolina Core (31-43 hours)
  2. College Requirements (40 hours)
  3. Program Requirements (21-30 hours)
  4. Major Requirements (27-39 hours)

1. Carolina Core (31-43 hours)


Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written — CMW (6 hours)

must be passed with a grade of C or higher

Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving — ARP (6-7 hours) 

must be passed with a grade of C or higher

Scientific Literacy — SCI (7 hours)

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language — GFL (0-6 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 must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

​Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking — GHS (3 hours) 

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences — GSS (3 hours) 

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding —  AIU (3 hours)

Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* — CMS (0-3 hours)

Information Literacy* —  INF (0-3 hours)

Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility* — VSR (0-3 hours)

*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.

3. Program Requirements (21-30 hours)


Minor or Directed Coursework (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.

Electives (3-12 hours)

All students must complete 3 hours of electives, not to include coursework in PEDU or MATH/STAT below the Moore School minimum requirements (ex. MATH 111 or STAT 110). Students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective.  Additional electives may be needed if a student exempts the foreign language requirement or fulfills Carolina Core requirements with overlay courses.  Those credit hours must be replaced with additional elective credits.

4. Major Requirements (27-39 hours)


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. The curriculum of the International Business major satisfies the Moore School internationalization requirement.

A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses.

Major Courses (3 hours)

Major Electives (12 hours)

*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.

Second Major (12-24 hours)

The International Business major must be taken in combination with a second major in business.

Regional Cohort Concentrations (15 hours)

Students in each regional concentration of the International Business major meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily in that region.

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

Double Major: All students selecting international business as a major, regardless of concentration, are required to complete a second major in business.

Foreign Language: The International Business major requires at least four advanced language courses numbered 300 and above in one foreign language. Students in specific concentrations must meet experiential language program participation requirements that do not equate to specific hours, credits, or course levels. Most students use language courses to fulfill their Minor or Directed Coursework Requirement in the Moore School.

Foreign Study: Students are placed at partner schools through a competitive application process. Students in regional cohort concentrations meet the overseas study requirement at the cohort partner institution and spend a minimum of two semesters abroad depending on cohort concentration. Experiential program requirements are outlined in the Program Expectations for each cohort concentration.

Conduct: Regional Cohort Concentrations have specific behavioral requirements. Those requirements are outlined in the Program Expectations for each cohort.

Chinese Business (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 of study. The Chinese language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin.  Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework. The language requirement for Chinese Business is heavily dependent on incoming language level. If students enroll at USC with C7 on their Chinese placement test, they may not be required to participate in the summer language institutes.

*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 (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 focus on International Business activities centered on this region. Students in this concentration meet the foreign language requirement by selecting either Turkish or Russian as the language of study.  The language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin.  Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework.

*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 (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 foreign language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin. Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework.

*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 (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 foreign language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin. Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework.

*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 Innovation (15 hours)

The Global Business Innovation 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 foreign language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin. Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework.

*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 (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 Arabic language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin. Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework. The language requirement for the MENA program is heavily dependent on incoming language level. If students enroll at USC with A4 on their Arabic placement test, they are not required to participate in both summer language institutes. Only one may be required based on evaluation of proficiency.

*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 (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 Portuguese or Spanish as the language of study. The foreign language placement test will determine at which level the student will begin. Foreign language courses may be included as part of the required directed coursework.

*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.

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