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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

International Business Administration

Dr. Arvind Phatak, Executive Director
Kim Cahill, Program Advisor
Office: Alter Hall A506
215-204-3778
kcahill@temple.edu
www.fox.temple.edu/programs/iba.html


A major in International Business Administration combines coursework in international business (IB), area studies, and foreign language. This educational experience is designed to equip students with the knowledge and global perspectives required to thrive in the global workforce of the twenty-first century.

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the fourth semester level through coursework or examination. A cultural, historical, and geographic area of understanding is also essential. Students are encouraged to acquire this background through completion of a Certificate of Specialization in Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business or Asian Business and Society facilitated by IGMS/CIBER, or elective courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts. See Temple CIBER, Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business and Temple CIBER, Asian Business and Society Certificate Program for information.

To further round out a students’ education, study abroad is strongly recommended. Students are provided opportunities to spend a summer, a semester or a year abroad in various countries where the university has established business programs. See Temple CIBER, Study Abroad for information.

International Business Administration majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad, earn an Area Studies and Language Certificate, and become actively involved in the International Business Association. This student organization hosts the Global Lecture Series with guest speakers from international business disciplines, networking events, and career development activities. This organization is open to all FSBM majors. For more information, contact the International Business Association officers at 215-204-8185.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

  • New freshmen starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate as an International Business major. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence for Transfers

Requirements of International Business Administration Major - for freshmen only

Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in international business (IB). Students are strongly encouraged to pursue one of two complementary tracks to enhance their professional marketability by specializing in a functional area of business and/or pursuing area studies expertise.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language requirement   All students must be proficient in two languages    
IBA/GSM 4597^ Global Strategic Management 3 WI
IBA 4587* International Business Practicum  3  
Marketing 3511 Marketing Research 3  
         
Select one:     3  
IBA 2501 Fundamentals of Asian Business    
IBA 2502 Fundamentals of Latin American Business    
IBA 2503 Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)    
         
Select two:     6  
IBA/Finance 3551 International Financial Markets    
IBA/Marketing 3553 International Marketing    
IBA/Law 3562 International Law    
IBA/Economics 3563 International Trade    
IBA/HR MGMT 3565 International Human Resource Management    
Subtotal     18  
^ This course is pending approval.    
* This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

Suggested Sequence of International Business Administration Major - For Freshmen Only

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Foreign Language
     or
Free Elective
    3-4  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Foreign Language
     or
Free Elective
    3-4  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Foreign Language
     or
Free Elective
    3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Foreign Language
     or
Free Elective
    3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
IBA 3101 Fundamentals of International Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA
IBA
IBA
2501
2502
2503
Fundamentals of Asian Business (spring only)
Fundamentals of Latin American Business (fall only)
Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Marketing 3511 Marketing Research 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Select two of the following:   6  
IBA/Finance
IBA/Marketing
IBA/Law S.B.M.
IBA/Economics
IBA/HR MGMT
3551
3553
3562
3563
3565
International Financial Markets
International Marketing
International Law
International Trade
International HRM (fall only)
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
IBA 4597^ Global Strategic Management 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
^This course is pending approval.
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IBA 4587 International Business Practicum 3  
Free Elective     2-3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in International Business Administration (freshmen): 124  

 


Requirements of International Business Administration Major - for transfer students only

The International Business Administration major results in a multidisciplinary degree with a strong, functional business component. All International Business majors will complete the requirements for a functional business major AND the international requirements listed below.

Required courses****       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Requirements of FSBM Functional major*     
IBA/Economics 3563** International Trade 3  
IBA 4587 International Business Practicum 3  
         
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA 3101 Fundamentals of International Business    
IBA/Finance 3551 International Financial Markets    
IBA/Finance 3552 International Financial Management    
IBA/Economics 3564 International Monetary Economics    
         
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA 2503 Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)    
IBA/Marketing 3553 International Marketing    
IBA/LAW 3562 International Law    
IBA/HR MGMT 3565 International Human Resource Management    
IBA/GSM 3566 Global Strategic Management    
         
Foreign Language Requirement***   Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish (these are non-business credit hours) 0-14 LA
Subtotal          12-26  
         
* Technology requirement is filled through the functional Business Major.
** The IBA 3563/ECON 3563 class may be able to satisfy the 3500+ level Economics requirement for the functional major that is chosen. Please check with the functional major description and your academic advisor.
*** Students are required to take four courses of a foreign language or the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS). Students fluent in a foreign language will be waived from this requirement if they have demonstrated fourth-level competency in one of the languages listed above.
**** IB majors must also complete the requirements for a functional major such as accounting, economics, finance, etc.

Notes:

  • International Business courses are cross-listed with the corresponding functional department.  IBA majors must use the IBA course number when registering.
  • IBA 4587 is no longer considered a writing-intensive course.
  • It is recommended that students take IBA 2501 and IBA 2502 as Business electives if they have room in their degree program.

 

Suggested Sequence of International Business Administration Major - For Transfer Students Only

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
LAW S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Studies in Race 3 RS
Subtotal     17  
 
Semester II
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester III
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Level 1 4 LA
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Level 2 4 LB
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Level 3 3 LC
Major   Functional major course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA
IBA/Marketing
IBA/Law S.B.M.
IBA/HR MGMT
IBA/GSM
2503
3553
3562
3565
3566
Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)
International Marketing
International Law
International HRM (fall only)
Global Strategic Management
   
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VI
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Arts: choose a writing intensive arts course if needed 3 AR/WI
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Level 4 3  
Major   Functional major course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA
IBA/Finance
IBA/Finance
IBA/Economics
3101
3551
3552
3564
Fundamentals of International Business
International Financial Markets
International Financial Management
International Monetary Economics
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
IBA/Economics 3563 International Trade 3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Major   Functional major course 3  
Major   Functional major course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
IBA 4587 International Business Practicum 3  
Major   Functional major course 3  
Major   Functional major course 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in International Business Administration (transfers): 123  

 


 

Certificates

Several interdisciplinary certificates are offered that will enhance international understanding: Asian Business & Society and Spanish & Latin American Studies for Business.

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