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International Business Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Requirements

In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.

  1. ACCT 201; ACCT 202; ECON 100, 101; MATH 115; STAT 108 or 114; and any critical thinking course (GE category A3), IS 100 recommended.
  2. All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency. Requires one of the following:
    1. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
    2. Completion of IS 233 with Credit (Cr).
    3. Transfer equivalent course with a "C" or better grade.
  3. Upper Division:
    1. CBA 300; FIN 300; BLAW 320; IS 300, 301, 310; HRM 360; MGMT 300; MKTG 300.
    2. MGMT 425 (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 310 or 202, FIN 300, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, IS 301).
    3. Completion of option requirements.
  4. Elective courses to total 120 units. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.

Option in International Business (code FIN_BS02) (120 units)

This option prepares students for an increasingly competitive and interdependent international business world and offers information about how international business practices and customs differ from those in the U.S. Students need some familiarity with a language other than English as well as knowledge of culture and world geography.

Requirements

  1. ACCT 465; FIN 490; MGMT 405 or 406; MKTG 480.
  2. Any one of the following courses: BLAW 424, CBA 493, CBA 494, HRM 458, MGMT 405 or 406 (whichever was not taken in satisfaction of requirement 1), or MKTG 481.
  3. Two years (4 semesters or 6 quarters finishing at the level of 201B or its equivalent) at the baccalaureate level of one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Under individual, special circumstances, the Director of the International Business Option may approve a language other than those listed above to satisfy the language requirement for a degree in the option.
  4. Choice of the language will determine the country or geographic area of the world about which the student must study a minimum of 2 courses (6 units).

These will be in lieu of 6 other elective units, and can be double counted as part of the student's general education requirement, if approved to meet GE requirements.

G.E. or Elective Courses

Select two courses (6 units), appropriate for your choice of language:

  • All Languages: ANTH 412; COMM 330, 452; I/ST 317, 318, 319, 355; LING 413, 425, 470; POSC 371, 485; WGSS 401.
  • Arabic: ARAB 250; CWL 402, GEOG 309L; HIST 394, 428, 432; POSC 367; R/ST 331.
  • Chinese: ANTH 332; A/ST 307, 310, 495; CHIN 301, 350, 370; CWL 403; HIST 382B, 406A; POSC 362, R/ST 341.
  • French: CWL 330A,B; GEOG 316, HIST 335, 337, 339, POSC 353. FREN 335, 336 or courses taken at a specified French university with which CSULB has an exchange agreement and taught by instructors from CSULB may be approved by the Director of the International Business Program in partial or full satisfaction of this requirement.
  • German: CWL 330A, 300B; GEOG 316; HIST 335, 337, 339, 437; POSC 353; GERM 380, 415, 416.
  • Italian: CWL 330A, 330B; GEOG 316; HIST 335, 337, 339; POSC 353.
  • Japanese: ANTH 335; A/ST 307, 310; CWL 403; HIST 383B, 384, 406A, 407; JAPN 350, 451, 471; R/ST 341, 344.
  • Portuguese or Spanish: ANTH 423, 324; CWL 440; HIST 364, 462, 463; POSC 358, 481; SPAN 330, 335A, 335B, 341, 430, 445.
  • Russian: GEOG 318; HIST 341B; RUSS 310, 410.