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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Business Administration
General Business - International Business Track

Turner College of Business

Department of Management and Marketing

Program Description

The BBA in General Business - International Business (IB) track provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a successful career in the global business environment. Students in international business study the business practices of other nations and learn about the international aspects of finance, management, marketing, cultural and legal issues, and logistics. The IB program is unique in that it combines preparation in business administration with foreign language training, area studies, and a meaningful overseas work or study experience.

Career Opportunities

International Business graduates can pursue opportunities for employment by multinational corporations, businesses involved in foreign trade, government/public institutions, and international nonprofit organizations. Examples of job positions include: 

  • Foreign Trade Consultant/Specialist
  • Global Sourcing Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Import/Export Administrator/Specialist
  • International Account Representative
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • International Product/Brand Manager
  • International Purchasing Agent

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a BBA degree from the Turner College of Business will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving and decision-making in a business context.
  • demonstrate knowledge of key business disciplines and concepts.
  • recognize and analyze ethical issues in a business context.
  • demonstrate knowledge of global business concepts and cultural diversity in a business context.
  • communicate effectively in a business context.
  • demonstrate proficiency in using information technology in a business context. 

Upon completion of the General Business – International Track degree program, graduates will be able to: 

  • demonstrate knowledge of cultural risk in international business.
  • identify elements related to understanding the global forces shaping our world in historical socio-economic and political contexts.
  • explain the international dimensions of business functions, including marketing, finance, management, operations, and entrepreneurship.
  • identify the strategies of international business and foreign market opportunity assessment.

Additional Program Requirements

All students must earn C or better in Area F, C average in Area G, C or better in Area H, and a C average in Area I business electives.

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101
(with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

*MATH 1111 is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 and Area G courses.

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses (Foreign Language Recommended):

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

*MATH 1125 is recommended for students considering graduate studies.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in Area F. Students will not be allowed to take Area G courses until this requirement is met.

Area G BBA Core Required Hours: 27 
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area G.
(C or better required in your major’s prerequisite course and BUSA 4185)

Select the following course:
BUSA 3126 Business Law

Area H Major Course Requirements Required Hours: 21
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses:

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 12
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area I business electives.
BUSA3555, Upper Division Business Elective, Foreign Language(Non Business Elective), Foreign Language 2xxx or above

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year  course schedule