2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Business B.S.


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Candidates for a degree in International Business must complete the Common Professional Core (CPC) and General Education/Bachelor of Science requirements specified by the Division of Business and Information Technology.  In addition, candidates for a degree in International Business must meet all major requirements.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each Division required course applied to the major or minor.

Employment

The International Business major is designed to help students prepare for a career in an organization that does business both domestically and in one or more countries abroad.  Graduates in the major will be exposed to the fundamental principles of business within the richer context of the global, cross-cultural perspective.  Examples of potential employers include multi-national companies, non-governmental organizations, and other not-for-profits.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science

Contact

Dr. Arlen K. Honts
Division of Business and Information Technology
316-295-5526

General Education Requirements for Business and Information Technology Majors


Major Requirements: 21 credit hours


Choose one of the following:


Any non-US, country or region-specific History or Culture course (3 credit hours) from the Social Sciences and History Outcome (Goal 4) or the Culture and Diversity Outcome (Goal 5) of the General Education Requirements.

Additional Math Requirements: 3 credit hours


Total Major Requirements: 60 credit hours


International Experience Requirement


An International Experience met by one of the following:

  1. A Study Abroad course (either semester-long or May-term/short-term)
  2. Internship course with an International Focus and designated section code (may be based in the US or abroad)
  3. International Students only. Complete the following courses:

Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement: 0-20 credit hours


To complete the International Business degree, a student must demonstrate 2nd year proficiency in two languages - one of which must be English.  Students coming to Friends University from a U.S. high school are considered to be English speaking.  Students coming to Friends University from a country other than the U.S. are considered to be English speaking if their high school was conducted in English (i.e. an International High School accredited in the United States).  If their high school was conducted in a different language, they are considered to be a speaker of that language. 

English Speaking Students


For English speaking students, the language proficiency will be met by completing coursework to demonstrate 2nd year proficiency in a language other than English. A Basic Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, or minor in a foreign language will also meet this requirement. Currently, Friends University offers both certificates and minor in Spanish. Other languages may be obtained in consultation with the Division of Christian and Liberal Studies.

Option 1: Second Year Proficiency in a Foreign Language: 16 credit hours


Completion of 16 credit hours in a foreign language at Friends University (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

  • Beginning I (FREN, GERM, ITAL, or SPAN 101)
  • Beginning II (FREN, GERM, ITAL, or SPAN 102)
  • Intermediate I (FREN, GERM, ITAL, or SPAN 201)
  • Intermediate II (FREN, GERM, ITAL, or SPAN 202)

Option 2: Basic Certificate in Spanish: 14 credit hours


Student has passed 4-6 semesters of high school Spanish or has taken beginning Spanish (SPAN 101 & SPAN 102) at Friends University (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

Option 3: Intermediate Certificate in Spanish: 13 credit hours


Student has passed 8-10 semesters of high school Spanish or has taken beginning Spanish (SPAN 101 & SPAN 102) and one semester of Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201) at Friends University (or the equivalent) with a grade of C or better. In this option, the student may choose more advanced coursework in writing (SPAN 310) or in developing advanced conversational skills (SPAN 480).

Non-English Speaking Students


For students determined to be Non-English speaking, the language proficiency will be met by completing the following courses from the Friends University General Education curriculum:

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours


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