International Business Co-Major

Major: International Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 184.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.1101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1021

About the Program

The International Business Co-Major explores the international business environment as well as the internal workings of international corporations and the impact of international considerations on the various functional areas of business.

The International Business Co-Major allows students to choose from a menu of courses. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, with courses drawn from across business disciplines and anthropology. Specialized operational courses are offered, along with more general theoretical and comparative ones. The co-major option substitutes further training in a relevant business discipline or functional field in the form of a Primary Major instead of the language courses.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication (WI)3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective: (ENGL 200 through ENGL 399)3.0
Fine arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education (Category) Electives *21.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Primary Major Courses32.0
Students completing the International Business co-major (requirements listed below) must do so in conjunction with a primary business major. Students must select a primary major from the following list (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations & Supply Chain Management.)
International Business Co-Major Requirements **
The International Business Major offers two options: Option (A), which includes study for competency in a language other than English (and other than the student's native language). For more information, please see the International Business (Stand-Alone Option) listed under Majors. Option (B) is the Co-Major option highlighted below. The co-major option substitutes further training in a relevant business discipline or functional field in the form of a Primary Major instead of the language courses.
Select six of the following:24.0
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
International Business Law
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Global Financial Management
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Global Marketing
Total Credits186.0
*

Students select 21.0 credits of additional general education electives with a minimum of one course in each of the following categories:

  • Society and Culture (Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy)
  • Social Science (Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology)
  • Math and Science (Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science)
**

 Students completing the International Business co-major must do so in conjunction with a primary business major. Students must select a primary major from the following list:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
General education elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
INTB 200International Business4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Business Consulting 
Business Consulting for Nonprofits 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
English literature elective - ENGL 200 through 3993.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior (WI)4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Primary Major course*4.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
Primary Major course*4.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Science or computer science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Primary Major courses*8.0
Society and culture elective3.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
General education elective3.0
Primary Major course*4.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Primary Major courses*8.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
Primary Major course*4.0
General education electives6.0
Social science elective3.0
International Business Co-Major Course (See co-major requirements for list)4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Total Credit: 186.0

* See catalog for a list of Business majors that may be completed in conjunction with the International Business Co-Major.

International Business Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Department Chair, Management; Department Head, Decision Sciences and MIS. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Rolph E. Anderson, PhD (University of Florida) Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing. Professor. Personal selling and sales management; multivariate data analysis; customer relationship management (CRM); customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.
Trina larsen Andras, PhD (University of Texas at Austin) Head of the Department of Marketing; Academic Director, Center for Corporate Research Management. Professor. International marketing, marketing channels management, cross-cultural communication.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
Lawrence Duke, MBA (Harvard Business School). Associate Clinical Professor. International marketing and strategy, new product development, business-to-business marketing, marketing of financial services.
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University) Provost Distinguished Research Professor. Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology, eCommerce; Online Auctions; Outsourcing; SAS; Technology Adoption.
Shawkat M. Hammoudeh, PhD (University of Kansas). Professor. Applied econometrics, financial economics, international economics, and natural resource economics.
Yanliu Huang, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Consumer n-store decision making, consumer planning, health marketing, memory and learning.
Bang Nam Jeon, PhD (Indiana University) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Financial economics, world financial market linkages, foreign direct investment flows in the Asia-Pacific economies, the Korean economy: currency crisis, FDI, and macroeconomic issues, regional economic integration and newly industrializing economies: the
Daniel Korschun, PhD (Boston University). Assistant Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
Hyokjin Kwak, PhD (University of Georgia) Department of Marketing. Associate Professor. Advertising effects, consumer behaviors and e-commerce.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University). Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Maria Olivero, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Macroeconomics, international finance.
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business communication; Cognition and strategy; Competitive intelligence; Determinants of Firm Performance; Global Management; New Markets in Emerging Countries; Russian Business Culture.
Bert Rosenbloom, PhD (Temple University) Rauth Chair of Electronic Commerce. Professor. Marketing channels and distribution systems, electronic commerce, inter-organizational marketing management, wholesale and retail distribution, marketing strategy and planning.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Associate Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
Srinivasan Swaminathan, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Professor. Marketing research and strategy, pricing and promotions, loyalty and satisfaction.
Constantinos Syropoulos, PhD (Yale University) Trustee Professor of International Economics. Professor. International trade, political economy, applied microeconomics.
Yoto Yotov, PhD (Boston College). Associate Professor. International trade, applied microeconomics, political economy.
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