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
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.

Applicability of Credits Toward Graduation

Junior College or Two-Year College Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in a junior college or two-year college will be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire.

Extension Credits. Credits earned in credit outreach courses offered by UW-Eau Claire are treated as resident credits. Credits earned in extension courses offered by other units of the University of Wisconsin System are treated as transfer credits. All other (non-UW) extension and correspondence credits are normally limited to one-fourth of the total required for graduation from any curriculum.

WTCS Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in college parallel programs at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, or Chippewa Valley Technical College may be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire. A set number of general education courses will be accepted from other technical schools. Occupational and technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work from the technical college is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Eau Claire. Refer to the Transfer Credit Wizard or contact the UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office for information about the current transfer policy.

USAFI Credit. UW-Eau Claire will accept up to 32 semester credits for work done through the United States Armed Forces Institute, under the provision for non-UW correspondence credit (see Extension Credits above).

Activity Credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184 courses) Students may count toward graduation no more than one credit of KINS 110-184 courses. Students may count toward graduation no more than four credits earned in any single activity course and no more than 12 credits resulting from any combination of activity courses (excluding KINS 110-184 courses). 

Other Restricted Credits. For other University restrictions, see the following: Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Registration; Transfer of Credits. College or departmental restrictions may also be placed on Independent Study (399-499 courses), Directed Study (395-495), and other types of credits.

APPLICABILITY OF CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATIONCredit Restrictions
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Total degree creditmaximum 12
Major, Standardmaximum 1 course
Major, Comprehensivemaximum 2 courses
Minormaximum 1 course
Credit by Examination
Total degree creditmaximum ¼ of total
Major or minormaximum ½ of total
Two-Year College Credits
Total degree creditmaximum 72 credits
Activity credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184)
Total KINS 100-184maximum 1 credit
Total Band, chorus, dramamaximum 12 credits
Single course band, chorus, dramamaximum 4 credits
Extension credits
UW-Systemno maximum
Other extension/correspondencemaximum ¼ of total
USAFI
USAFImaximum 32 credits

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 five learning goals of our liberal education core and the 12 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 experience
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experience
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experience
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 pursuing a major in the College of Business must complete the Student Professional Development Workshops. All students pursuing a minor in the Department of Management and Marketing 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: The Business Professional, Professional Image, Professional Etiquette, Professional Networking Event. 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

(Code 850-001)

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

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 201Introduction to Accounting3
BCOM 206Business Writing 12
BCOM 207Business Presentations 12
IS 240Information Systems in Business3
BSAD 300Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace1
BSAD 305Legal and Regulatory Environment3
FIN 320Principles of Finance3
MKTG 330Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 340Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 341Operations Management3
MGMT 449Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment 23
Total Credits29

Requirements for the International Business Major

Sixty semester credits, including the 29-credit BUSCORE and 31 additional credits as follows: 

Required Courses
ACCT 214Managerial Accounting 13
MGMT 345Managing Global Organizations 23
MKTG 335International Marketing 23
MGMT 447Cross Cultural Leadership3
Select two of the following:6
International Financial Management
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 3
International Business Electives - Select from the following 49-10
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
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Culture and Transnational Dynamics
Language in Culture and Society
Religion and Culture
International Business Law
Internship Program I 3
Selected Topics in Business
Intercultural Communication
Diversity & Communication: Organizational & Media Contexts
International Communication
International Economics
Economics of Pacific Asia
Economic Development
Economic Development of Latin America
Global Economics Immersion Experience
Professional Communication
Civilization
Human Geography
Geography of Western Europe
Geography of Russia and Eastern Europe
Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
Geography of Latin America
Native Geographies
Geography International Immersion Experience
Geography of Food
International Environmental Problems and Policy
Political Geography
German for Professional Communication I
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
Latin America Since Independence
Gender, Sex, and Science in European History
The Age of Reformation
Studies in the History of European and Mediterranean Worlds
Studies in Comparative, Transnational and Pacific World History
Twentieth Century Europe, 1900 to Present
Modern France
Modern Germany
Twentieth Century Russia
World War I and II Military
Comparative Genocide
Imperialism Since 1800
Modern Africa
The Vietnam War
History of China
History of Japan
Roots of Selected Contemporary World Problems
International Experience in India
International Experience in China
International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Classical Chinese Philosophy
Introduction to World Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Russia
Politics of Eastern Europe
Politics of Continental Europe
Culture and Politics
Introduction to the Religions of the World
Basic Issues in Religion
Religion and Morality
Judaism
Chinese and Japanese Religions
Spanish for Business
International Business Experience (IBE) 5

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Adapt and apply knowledge about the world’s diverse cultures to the international business environment.
  • Adapt and apply knowledge about the world's diverse values to the international business environment.
  • Adapt and apply knowledge about the world's diverse communication styles to the international business environment.