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International Business Administration

Dr. Arvind Phatak, Executive Director
Kim Cahill, Director

Gloria Angel, Program Advisor
Office: Alter Hall A506
215-204-5076


ciber@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 new students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) 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 new students

Suggested Sequence for new students

Requirements of International Business Administration Major

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/SGM 3596* Global Strategic Management 3 WI
IBA 4587** International Business Practicum  3  
Economics 3563 International Trade 3  
Marketing 3553 International Marketing 3  
         
Select two:     6  
IBA 2501 Fundamentals of Asian Business    
IBA 2502 Fundamentals of Latin American Business    
IBA 2503 Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)    
IBA 3580 IB Special Topics: Doing Business in Emerging
Markets (Destination Ghana, Destination India)
   
Subtotal     18  
     
* Formerly IBA/GSM 3566    
** This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

Suggested Sequence of International Business Administration Major

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  
IBA/SGM 3596 (formerly 3566) Global Strategic Management 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Marketing 3553 International Marketing 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA
IBA
IBA
IBA
2501
2502
2503
3580
Fundamentals of Asian Business (spring only)
Fundamentals of Latin American Business (fall only)
Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)
Special Topics: Doing Business in Emerging Markets
(Destination Ghana/India - spring only)
   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Economics 3563 International Trade 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
IBA
IBA
IBA
IBA
2501
2502
2503
3580
Fundamentals of Asian Business (spring only)
Fundamentals of Latin American Business (fall only)
Business in the European Union (Temple Rome)
Special Topics: Doing Business in Emerging Markets
(Destination Ghana/India - spring only)
   
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     3-4  
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     15-16  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in International Business Administration: 124  

 

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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