BIE PROJECT
BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is International Business?

The Pittsburg State University International Business major is a multi-disciplinary major, incorporating a variety of disciplines across a variety of colleges and departments within the Pittsburg State University community. The major is designed to give students a core body of knowledge and basic skills necessary to live and work successfully in the increasingly interconnected world. Because of this, foreign language skills and understanding of differing cultures are key components of the program. Students will also be encouraged to enroll in internships and practice that will be developed as the major is implemented.

What is the mission of International Business as PSU?

Pittsburg State University's mission statement affirms: "The university recognizes the world as interdependent and, thus, seeks to promote a broad and interactive international perspective." The International Business major is part of Pittsburg State University's on-going effort to promote a broad international perspective. At present, this effort is being furthered in a number of ways: incorporation of international topics and materials in all courses in which they are appropriate; faculty development to encourage and facilitate such incorporation; student study program that promote contacts and friendship between PSU and sister schools abroad. The International Business major will be a strong component of these efforts. it will allow students to pursue their international academic interests systematically and provide structured opportunities to develop skills and contracts useful to them in their careers.

In light of the international mission of the university, the goal of the International Business major is to provide high-quality, in depth education in international affairs; to cultivate foreign language and inter-cultural communications skills; to provide opportunities for study abroad; to enhance students' vocational skills in an increasing interconnected world; and to provide an intellectual climate that cultivates curiosity, tolerance, and an eagerness to learn about the world.

Who can participate in this program?

The primary focus of this new major is any students who wish to combine their interest in business administration with a specific focus on international business. the sustained and rapid internationalization of economic life underscores the need for educated and skilled students and managers to handle the complexities of the global economy.

In addition, the major will have a special draw for international students studying business at PSU. For these students, especially, an International Business major will offer the opportunity to combine their interest in studying business with their existing knowledge of the international environment.


Why Major in International Business at PSU?

PSU's International Business major is designed for students wanting to combine their interests in business and economics with a focus on international business. The Kelce College of Business is an AACSB- accredited institution with an internationally-experienced faculty, a globally - infused curriculum, and study abroad opportunities. Students with an International Business degree from PSU will have a competitive edge to succeed in the world of international business.

 
Career Opportunities

We live in a new era of borderless, transitional companies whose business and core operations are dispersed across the globe. Clearly, the modern global economy requires a new breed of business leaders in the following areas:

  • International trade (export/import)

  • International banking and finance

  • International business law

  • International accounting

  • International organizations

  • International management and information system


Expanded Horizons

If you believe in a future with no borders and boundaries, in a future full of possibility, grab an opportunity now to:

  • Travel

  • Study abroad

  • Discover different cultures

  • Make new friends

  • Enhance intercultural communications skills

  • Develop foreign language skills


Curriculum Outline

 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR DEGREE PROGRAM

To receive a degrees in International Business each student must successfully complete all requirement courses outlined below.

 General Education Degree Requirements:

Basic Skills...................................................................16

      ENGL 101 English Composition.................................. 3

      ENGL 190 Honor English Composition or

      ENGL 299 Introduction to Research Writing................. 3

      COMM 207 Speech Communication........................... 3

      MATH 113 College Algebra or

      MATH 111 College Algebra with Review.......................3

      HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness Concepts..........................1

      CSIS 130 Computer Information Systems................. 3

Core Courses..............................................................17

      ENGL 113 General Literature.................................... 3

      HIST 201 American History to 1865...........................3

      PSYCH 155 General Psychology................................3

      SOSCI 100 Introduction to Sociology....................... 3

      SOSCI 101 American Government........................... 3

      GT 190 Introduction to Technological Systems...........2

Mathematics...............................................................6

      MATH 143 Elementary Statistics.............................. 3

      MATH 153 Introduction to Analytic Processes.............3

Natural Sciences......................................................... 8

      BIOL 113 Environmental Life Sciences..................... 4

      PHYS 113 Physical Science..................................... 4

Languages and Cultures.............................................16

      SOSCI 106 World Regional Geography.................... 3

      Area Study course (History 5xx)............................. 3

Ten hours of a foreign language or equivalent................10*

Fine Arts (choose one)................................................ 3

      General education Fine Arts courses or

      ART 288 Western Art History I.................................3

      ART 289 Western Art History II................................3

Economy and Society................................................... 6

      ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics................ 3

      ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics............... 3

Total General Education...............................................72

Common Body of Knowledge

ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting....................................3

ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting.................................3

MGMKT 320 Business Statistics......................................3

ECON 326 Business Finance..........................................3

MGMKT 327 Organizational Theory and Behavior.............3

MGMKT 330 Basic Marketing.........................................3

CSIS 420  Management Information Systems.................3

MGMKT 444 Legal and Social Environment of Business......3

MGMKT 477 Quantitative Decision Making.......................3

MGMKT 626 Operations Management.............................3

ECON 640 International Trade.......................................3                                                                                                    

MGMKT 645 Business Policy (International).....................3

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Major in International Business:

MGMKT 611 International Marketing...............................3

MGMKT 639 International Business.................................3

 
Electives:

  Three courses selected from related electives................9

     MGMKT 605 Cross Cultural Analysis...........................3

     COMM 601 Intercultural Communication.....................3

     SOSCI 507 Geography of the Global Economy.............3

     SOSCI 530 International Relations............................3

     SOSCI 534 Political Sociology....................................3

 MGMKT 601 (Special Topics - International Experience).....3

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Total International Business.........................................126