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Old Dominion University

2013-2014 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business Major

Bruce Seifert, Discipline Coordinator and Chief Discipline Advisor

A major in international business permits students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of global business. In addition to the core business and university requirements, all international business majors take specialized international courses in economics, finance, management and marketing.

Students also select an appropriate region: Europe, Latin America or East Asia. Unless they are already fluent in both English and another language, students will study and obtain a high level of competency in a foreign language appropriate for the region of interest. Students can opt to study a language other than French, Spanish, German, Chinese or Japanese. If Old Dominion does not offer all the required courses for this language, the student must find equivalent courses at other universities. The student must obtain written permission from the International Business discipline coordinator to take these courses at a particular university. The required courses for Europe and Latin America emphasis areas are intermediate 1 and 2 and the business language course. For East Asia emphasis areas the equivalent courses are the first 12 credit hours of the language. Students fluent in English and another language may fulfill the language requirement with an approved business minor (see discipline coordinator for information). Students must also study the culture and history of the specific region.

All students majoring in international business are required to participate in an approved study abroad program. International students are exempt from the study abroad requirement. However, these students are required to take an approved business minor. Exemptions need written approval of the discipline coordinator. Students can choose from an extensive list of sites abroad. International business students have recently studied in Denmark, England, Mexico, the Philippines and Korea.

International business students are encouraged to minor in a business functional area such as accounting, finance, marketing or management.

All international business students are required to take the international business and regional courses required for their region of the world.

International Business major, East Asian emphasis in Chinese course work

HIST 101HInterpreting the Asian Past3
POLS 100SIntroduction to International Politics3
CHIN 111FBeginning Chinese6
CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese6
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU 433Doing Business in Asia3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
Select one of the following Major Electives:3
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Cooperative Education
Internship in International Business
International Trade Field Study
International Business Seminar Abroad
Topics in International Business
Information Systems for International Business
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
International Shipping
Select two of the International Asia Regional Courses:6
Major Issues in Asia
Asia
South Asia Since Independence
The Emergence of New China
Politics and Society in East Asia Since 1945
Politics of East Asia
International Relations in East Asia
Total Hours42

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

INBU 433Doing Business in Asia3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU Elective3

International Business Major, East Asian emphasis in Japanese course work

HIST 101HInterpreting the Asian Past3
POLS 100SIntroduction to International Politics3
BUSN 110Introduction to Contemporary Business1
JAPN 111FBeginning Japanese6
JAPN 212Intermediate Japanese II6
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU 433Doing Business in Asia3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
Select one of the following Major Electives:3
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Cooperative Education
Internship in International Business
International Trade Field Study
International Business Seminar Abroad
Topics in International Business
Information Systems for International Business
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
International Shipping
Select two of the following International Asia Regional Courses:6
Major Issues in Asia
Asia
South Asia Since Independence
The Emergence of New China
Politics and Society in East Asia Since 1945
Politics of East Asia
International Relations in East Asia
Total Hours43

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

INBU 433Doing Business in Asia3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU Elective3

International Business Major, European emphasis course work

HIST 102HInterpreting the European Past3
POLS 100SIntroduction to International Politics3
BUSN 110Introduction to Contemporary Business1
Foreign Language *3
Foreign Language *3
GER/FR/SPAN 366Business German: Language and Culture3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU 431Doing Business in Europe3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
Select one of the following Major Electives3
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Cooperative Education
Internship in International Business
International Trade Field Study
International Business Seminar Abroad
Topics in International Business
Information Systems for International Business
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
International Shipping
300-400 Level Business Elective **3
Select two of the following International European Regional Courses:6
Europe
Berlin-Paris: Crucibles of European Ideas
Cold War in History
European Politics
Europe in World Affairs
Total Hours43

*

Language choices include: French, Spanish, German

**

Can be any 300-400 level course offered by the College of Business and Public Administration with the exception of ECON 200S and MGMT 361, providing that the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

INBU 431Doing Business in Europe3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU Elective3

International Business Major, Latin American emphasis course work

HIST 103HInterpreting the Latin America Past3
POLS 100SIntroduction to International Politics3
BUSN 110Introduction to Contemporary Business1
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 366Business Spanish: Language and Culture3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU 432Doing Business in Latin America3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
Select one of the following Major Electives:3
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Cooperative Education
Internship in International Business
International Trade Field Study
International Business Seminar Abroad
Topics in International Business
Information Systems for International Business
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
International Shipping
300-400 Level Business Elective *3
Select two of the following International Latin America Regional Courses:6
Latin America
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Democracy and Development in Modern Latin America
Central America and the Caribbean Since 1800
Latin American Politics
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Total Hours43

*

 Can be any 300-400 level course offered by the College of Business and Public Administration with the exception of ECON 200S and MGMT 361, providing that the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

INBU 432Doing Business in Latin America3
INBU 450International Business Operations3
ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
INBU Elective3

International Business Minor

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may also minor in international business by completing the following courses:

ECON 450International Economics3
FIN 435International Financial Management3
MKTG 411Multi-National Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Doing Business in Europe
Doing Business in Latin America
Doing Business in Asia
International Business Operations
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
Total Hours12

For completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of 100/200-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Courses

INBU 367. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of IB coordinator and Career Management Center, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Supervised experience in the international business work place requiring written statement of objectives and evaluation of experience. Pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

INBU 368. Internship in International Business. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisites: Permission of IB coordinator and Career Management Center , and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Supervised experience in the international business work place requiring written statement of objectives and evaluation of experience. Pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

INBU 431. Doing Business in Europe. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: MGMT 325, FIN 323, and MKTG 311 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A survey course to provide an overview of the contemporary business environment in Europe, with a focus on the European Union. Topics will include an examination of the social, political, and economic forces which affect business in Europe.

INBU 432. Doing Business in Latin America. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: MGMT 325, FIN 323, and MKTG 311 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A survey to provide an overview of the contemporary business environment in Latin America. Topics will include an examination of the social, political and economic forces which affect business in Latin America.

INBU 433. Doing Business in Asia. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: MGMT 325, FIN 323, and MKTG 311 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. An analysis of business practices in Asia. Emphasis will be on business, government relations, business strategy, structure, organizational processes, and human resource management.

INBU 434. International Trade Field Study. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: ECON 450, MKTG 411, FIN 435 or MGMT 361, or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. An applied field research study to develop an export trade plan which involves market analysis, risk analysis, financing and distribution decisions in overseas markets. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

INBU 450. International Business Operations. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: ECON 450, MKTG 411, FIN 435, or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Lecture, discussion and case studies. A capstone course to integrate and apply the theories and concepts learned in required international business courses to the operations of international business organizations.

INBU 463. International Business Seminar Abroad. 3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A study tour abroad arranged in cooperation with a foreign university, including lectures on international business topics and visits to international firms and economic/business organizations. Written work required.

INBU 495. Topics in International Business. 1-3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the IB coordinator, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A study of selected topics, the title of which will appear in the course schedule.

INBU 496. Topics in International Business. 1-3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the IB coordinator, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A study of selected topics, the title of which will appear in the course schedule.

INBU 497. Independent Study in International Business. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credit hours. Prerequisite: permission of the department. Affords students the opportunity to undertake independent study under the direction of a faculty member.