Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management with emphasis in International Business
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management with an emphasis in International Business degree covers all aspects of management with a special focus on the complexities of leading people and directing an organization’s resources in an international/ global setting. Topics include the dynamics of globalization, the organization and strategic planning of multinational and transnational organizations, foreign subsidiary coordination and control, and special human resource issues such as cross-cultural management and expatriate employees. Time is given to all aspects of marketing for foreign markets. Students will also receive a sound understanding of what economic forces drive international markets and the complexities they will face dealing with trade barriers, issues of standardization/adaptation, foreign exchange markets, etc.
- Students will explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
- Students will be able to identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
- Students will be able to synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.
A minimum of 120 US credit hours consisting of the following: a minimum of 79-91 required US credit hours of major coursework (see below); a minimum of 30 US credit hours from the Global Citizenship Program; and the rest from electives.
*Fall 2019 intake or later. (View previous degree requirements.)
- ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting I (3 credit hours)
- BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MATH 1430 or STAT 1100
- BUSN 3710 Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: FINC 3210
- BUSN 4300 Business Ethics (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MNGT 2100
- CSIS 1500 Introduction to Business Technologies (3 credit hours)
- WSBT 2000 Career Exploration (1 credit hour)
- WSBT 2300 Personal Branding (1 credit hour)
Prerequisite: WSBT 2000
- WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies (1 credit hour)
Prerequisites: WSBT 2000 and WSBT 2300
- ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MATH 1430 or STAT 1100 (can be taken concurrently)
- ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: ECON 2020
- ECON 3720 International Trade and Finance (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: ECON 2020 and ECON 2030
- MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices (3 credit hours)
- MNGT 2500 Marketing (formerly MNGT 3500; 3 credit hours)
- MNGT 3320 Business Law: International (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MNGT 2100
- MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MNGT 2100
- MNGT 4100 International Management (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: MNGT 2100 and MNGT 3400
- MNGT 4330 International Marketing (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MNGT 2500
- MNGT 4940 Global Competitive Strategies (Overview) (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in area of emphasis
- Management Elective: Any non-required MNGT 3000 or 4000 Course (3 credit hours)
- MNGT 4970 Bachelor Thesis (4 credit hours)
Prerequisite: All major core courses
One course from each of the following four international areas (12 credit hours)
- International History
- International Politics
- International Relations
- General course with an international topic
12 credit hours in German, French, Spanish, or Italian. This requirement is waived for students whose native language is not English.
Vienna Campus Required Core Courses
- MATH 1430 College Algebra (3 credit hours)
- ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: ACCT 2010
- BUSN 2825 Introduction to Research Design & Methods (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2750
- FINC 3210 Principles of Finance (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2750, ACCT 2010, ACCT 2025
Students wishing to complete a double major with the bachelor of arts (BA) in Management may only do so with majors offered outside the Department of Business and Management.
Business in today's digitally-connected world is increasingly global, and many of our management majors add an emphasis in International Business with this in mind. Graduates bring their added international competence to opportunities in global organizations as development managers, human resource officers, program or account managers, and supply chain professionals – just to name a few. Moreover, employers seek out employees with critical-thinking skills, good decision-making capabilities, and strong leadership skills, all elements of a degree at WVPU.