International Business, Comprehensive Major

(Code 850-001)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.
1

Certain programs exceed this minimum.

2

See special requirements in each College.

3

See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

College Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements

Credits for Graduation

All candidates for the BBA degree need a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, to include a minimum of 48 semester credits in courses other than those offered by the College of Business. The Health Care Administration major is exempt from the 48-credit requirement.

Student Professional Development Program

All students pursing a major in the College of Business must complete the Student Professional Development Workshops.  The program is designed to equip students with the skills needed to present themselves in a professional manner during their job search and to other professionals once they enter their chosen careers.  Students are highly encouraged to complete the workshops prior to the end of their third semester on campus.  The workshops are prerequisites for a number of 300 level courses in the College of Business Core and need to be completed prior to registration for those courses.

The program consists of four workshops: Becoming a Business Professional, Professional Appearance, Developing your Professional Profile, and Professional Etiquette.  For more information, visit the College of Business website.

Grade Point Requirements

Candidates for the BBA degree must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in their major and in courses taken in residence. (See the special requirements for the Comprehensive Major in Accounting and Health Care Administration.) If a minor is required, or is to be listed as an official minor, the candidate must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the minor.

  • No course may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis as part of a major, minor, or certificate described by one of the departments in the College of Business.
  • Business courses may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only concurrent with or following completion of the student’s major or business minor.

Major Requirements

The International Business major is an interdisciplinary program. The major includes an international experience requirement that may be satisfied by taking an approved upper-division business course taken at a study abroad site, completing an international internship, or an internationally-oriented internship with a company located in the United States. International Business students are strongly encouraged to consider a double major in a functional business area such as management, marketing, information systems, accounting, or finance.

Proficiency Requirements

Proficiency requirements include basic prerequisite courses and/or entry-level competencies for the major.  These are not counted as credits in the major.

ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 109Algebra for Calculus 14
MATH 246Elementary Statistics4
1

 MATH 109 or beyond, or competency to enter MATH 111

The BUSCORE

The BUSCORE is the common body of courses taken by all BBA students with the exception of the Health Care Administration major. It consists of the following courses:

BUSCORE Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
BCOM 206Business Writing 12
BCOM 207Business Presentations 22
IS 240Information Systems in Business3
BSAD 300Diversity in the Workplace1
BSAD 305Legal and Regulatory Environment2
FIN 320Principles of Finance3
MKTG 330Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 340Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 341Operations Management3
MGMT 449Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment 33
Total Credits28
1

Students who earn less than a B- (B minus) in BCOM 206 must complete BCOM 216 with a grade of C or above.

2

Students must earn a B- (B minus) or higher in BCOM 207 .

3

MGMT 449 is a capstone course that requires prior completion of all other BUSCORE courses.  This prerequisite is strictly enforced.

Requirements for the International Business Major

Sixty semester credits, including the 28 credit BUSCORE and 32 additional credits as follows: 

Required Accounting course3
ACCT 312Managerial Accounting3
or ACCT 314 Cost Accounting
IB/Accounting and IB/Finance double majors may use ACCT 314. All others will take ACCT 312.
Required International Business Courses9
FIN 325International Financial Management3
MGMT 345Managing Global Organizations 13
MKTG 335International Marketing 13
Required Economics Course - Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Economics of Pacific Asia
Economic Development
Economic Development of Latin America
Required Upper Division Foreign Language Course3-4
Minimum of 3 credits of foreign language at 300 or 400 level
International Business Electives - Select from the following 213-14
An approved upper-division business course taken at a study abroad site, in fulfillment of the IBE requirement (see below), may count as an elective.
International Accounting
Language in Culture and Society
Cross-Cultural Dynamics
Peoples of Africa
Anthropology of Law
Religion and Culture
Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Survey: Renaissance to 20th Century Art
International Business Law
Internship Program I 3
Selected Topics in Business
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
International Economics
Economics of Pacific Asia
Economic Development
Economic Development of Latin America
French for Professional Communication
German for Professional Communication I
German for Professional Communication II
Spanish for Business
Spanish Business Writing
Geography of Western Europe
Geography of Russia and Eastern Europe
Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
Geography of Latin America
Geography International Immersion Experience
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
The Nazis and Germany, 1914-1945
History of World War II
Origins of Current World Conflicts
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
The Age of Reformation
Twentieth Century Europe, 1900 to Present
Modern France
Modern Germany
History of Middle East Since Muhammad
Twentieth Century Russia
World War I and II Military
Comparative Genocide
Imperialism Since 1800
Modern Africa
The Vietnam War
Marco Polo's World, 1250-1350
History of China
History of Japan
Roots of Selected Contemporary World Problems
Latin America Since Independence
The History of Middle Eastern Muslim Women
International Experience in India
International Experience in China
Supply Chain Management
Introduction to World Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Problems of the Developing Nations
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Russia
Politics of Eastern Europe
Politics of Asia
Politics of Continental Europe
Culture and Politics
Politics of Latin America
Introduction to the Religions of the World
Modern Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Buddhism: Past and Present
Hinduism
Chinese and Japanese Religions
1

 Students majoring in International Business must earn a C- or better in MGMT 345 and MKTG 335.

2

Maximum one course per discipline. (Two courses from BSAD may be included if one of those is BSAD 398.)  Electives must include at least six upper-division credits. A student cannot count the same course for both required and elective credits. (The International Business major must total 60 credits. Credits earned in fulfillment of the IBE Requirement may count toward the 60 credits in the major.)

3

 To count as an elective in the International Business major, the internship must satisfy the IBE requirement.

IBE Requirement

Students must complete an international business experience (IBE) in order to graduate with the International Business major. This requirement may be met by completing one of the following:

  1. Complete an approved three-credit International Business Internship at an overseas location, or domestically with a small or large business engaged in international operations that allows the content of the internship to be international. The completion of an internship will include a written report as specified by the International Business advisor. Students must complete the internship application form for their internship in order to have the experience approved. The internship may count for up to three credits of International Business major elective (BSAD 398).

  2. Complete an approved three-credit Upper Division Business business course at a study abroad site. This course may satisfy one of the major course requirements shown above, or may count as an elective in the International Business major.

HIP Assessment

International business majors must complete the High Impact Practices (HIP) assessment during their last semester.

Information for International Business Double Majors in the College of Business

Accounting: 

Students who are double majoring in International Business and Accounting will be allowed to count either MGMT 345 or MKTG 335 (but not both) toward the elective credits required for the Accounting major.

Finance: 

Students who are double majoring in International Business and Finance will be allowed to count either MGMT 345 or MKTG 335 (but not both) toward the elective credits required for the Finance major.

Management: 

Students who are double majoring in International Business and Management will be allowed to count either FIN 325 or MKTG 335 (but not both) toward the elective credits required for the Management major.

Marketing: 

Students who are double majoring in International Business and Marketing will be allowed to count either FIN 325 or MGMT 345 (but not both) toward the elective credits required for the Marketing major.

Students should contact their advisor to initiate the necessary degree audit petitions to implement any of the above.