BBA International Business

Dear International Business Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not).  The elective courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements.

International Business (IB) is a discipline that deals with how business addresses the needs of customers and institutions in an increasingly global business environment. IB professionals are often responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of individuals across different time zones, national boundaries, and cultures. They are also aware of the various differences in the conduct of business given the country or culture that they are addressing.   In addition to having a broad general educational foundation across all areas of business, IB majors are required to have a working knowledge of a foreign language, and the analytical and problem-solving skills required in today’s business environment.  Students who graduate with an IB degree find jobs in all different types of industries and environments, whether it is for a U.S. company that deals with international commerce or with foreign based companies that require assistance from individuals who have an understanding of multicultural environments. 

Students who complete the major in IB will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The program in international business is approved by the Langdale College of Business, an AACSB accredited business school. All IB majors complete the general education requirements in Areas A through E along with the 18 hours of major prerequisites in Area F before applying for admittance into the business school. Additionally, students will take 18 hours of business core classes along with at 24 hours of international business coursework. These courses, along with 9 hours of a foreign language and 9 hours of cross cultural studies, provide each student with a solid background in IB within a global environment. 

To graduate, students must achieve a minimum Overall 2.0 GPA and a minimum VSU 2.0 GPA.

With appropriate planning, and maintenance of an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, both the bachelor’s degree and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can be completed in five years. MBA graduates are well-prepared for careers in any business enterprise.

Program website: http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/business/marketing-international-business/international-business-.php

Office Location: Health Sciences and Business Administration (HSBA), Suite 3002

Mapping Coordinator:  Hudson P. Rogers, DBA. E-mail: hprogers@valdosta.edu

Please see current course curriculum .

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101(H) Composition I 3
MATH 1101(H) or 1111(H) or higher level Math 3
Lab Science 3
POLS 1101(H) American Government 3
BUSA 1105 - Introduction to Business 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102(H) Composition II 3
Science/Math 3
Lab Science 4
HIST 2111(H) or 2112(H) U.S. History 3
PERS 2XXX (Personal Finance & Global Economy) 2
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones: Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Government requirement. Declare major. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits with Min. Overall 2.0 GPA and Min. VSU 2.0 GPA.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111(H) or 2112(H) or 2113(H) 3
Social Science (ECON 2105 Prin. of Micro Econ.) 3
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSA 2201 - Fundamentals of Computer Applications 3
PERS XXXX 2
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
Social Science 3
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 2106 - Principles of Micro Economics 3
BUSA 2106 - Environment of Business 3
BUSA 2100 - Applied Business Statistics 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones: Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits with Min. Overall 2.0 GPA and Min. VSU 2.0 GPA.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
IB 3000 3
MKTG 3050/3050(H) 3
MGNT 3250/3250(H) 3
FIN 3350/3350(H) 3
Humanities/Fin Arts (Selected Foreign Language) 3
BUSA 2999* 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 3100 3
International Course Select (Any Bus Area) 3
International Course Required (ECON 3600, FIN 3650, MGNT 4800, MKTG 4680) 3
International Course Required (ECON 3600, FIN 3650, MGNT 4800, MKTG 4680) 3
Foreign Language (9 hrs in selected language) 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones: Accumulate 90+ collegiate credits with Min. Overall 2.0 GPA and Min. VSU 2.0 GPA. *Complete BUSA 2999 before end of Yr. 3.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
International Course Required (ECON 3600, FIN 3650, MGNT 4800, MKTG 4680) 3
IB 4900 IB Capstone 3
Business Concentration (9 Cr - one Bus. area) 3
General Elective 3
Foreign Language (9 hrs in selected language) 3
BUSA 3999** 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 4900 - Business Policy 3
Business Concentration (9 Cr - one Bus. area) 3
Business Concentration (9 Cr - one Bus. area) 3
Foreign Language (9 hrs in selected language) 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones: Apply for graduation one semester before anticipated date. Accumulate 120 collegiate credits with Min. Overall 2.0 GPA and Min. VSU 2.0 GPA. *Complete BUSA 2999 before end of Yr. 3. International experience suggested. **Complete BUSA 3999 before end of Yr. 4 – can take appropriate IB 4980 as an elective to simultaneously complete BUSA 3999.