International Business Co-Major

Major: International Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 186.0
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; 11-1011; 25-1011

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 international business, marketing, management, finance, economics, and other areas. Specialized operational courses are offered, along with more general theoretical and comparative ones. The co-major substitutes further training in the form of a Primary Business Major for the language courses that are required under the International Business Major.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication (WI)3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career 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 **20.0
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
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
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
International Business Consulting
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Global Marketing
Total Credits186.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no co-op 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0 
   
   
  General Education elective3.0 
 16 16 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0 
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGB 3004.0History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0VACATION
PHIL 1053.0International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses*8.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major course*4.0Society and Culture elective3.0 
Primary Major course*4.0Science or Computer Science elective3.0  
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education electives6.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective3.0Primary Major courses*8.0Primary Major course*4.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0 Social Science elective3.0 
Primary Major course*4.0   
 15 16 17 
Total Credits 186

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0General Education elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
   
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0OPM 2004.0International Business Co-Major course4.0
STAT 2014.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Primary Major course**4.0
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses**8.0  
Primary Major course**4.0Society and Culture elective3.0  
Science or Computer Science elective3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education electives6.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective2.0Primary Major courses**8.0Primary Major course**4.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0 Social Science elective3.0 
Primary Major course**4.0   
 14 16 17 
Total Credits 186

5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0General Education elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
   
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0  
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:3.0  
STAT 2014.0  
   
   
 Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0  
OPM 2004.0International Business Co-Major course4.0  
ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Primary Major course**4.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History elective4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
International Business Co-Major course4.0Primary Major courses**8.0  
Primary Major course4.0Society and Culture elective3.0  
Science or Computer Science elective3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education electives6.0 
Fine Arts elective3.0International Business Co-Major course4.0International Business Co-Major course4.0 
General Education elective2.0Primary Major courses**8.0Primary Major course**4.0 
International Business Co-Major course4.0 Social Science elective3.0 
Primary Major course**4.0   
 14 16 17 
Total Credits 186

Facilities

LeBow College of Business opened its 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall in September 2013. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

International Business Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 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). Associate 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). Associate Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Associate Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University). Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Associate 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). 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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