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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, International Management Concentration, B.S.B.A.

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Firms, large and small, have the opportunity to participate in worldwide business ventures, whether through exporting, importing, international trade, or by manufacturing or setting up service operations overseas. The firms also face the challenges of competition from foreign companies.

The international management concentration provides students with a better grasp of the opportunities and challenges, and facilitates functioning in an international environment. The program provides exposure to the cultures of various countries, development of competence in at least one foreign language, and training in a broad range of management and business theories and skills relevant to international operations.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements

All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.


  • Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A /MAT 140B . In lieu of MAT 140A /MAT 140B , students are required to take an additional free elective.
  • Completion of ECO 101  and ECO 102  will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113 .
  • Completion of MAT 117  taken at Shippensburg University will satisfy the requirement for SCM 200  .
  • MGT 447   Satisfies university diversity requirement.

Major Course Requirements

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.


Only one of ANT 220 , GEO 101 , or PLS 141  may be counted as a major elective course.

International Management Language Requirement (12 crs.)

Twelve credits in one modern language beyond the beginning level (other than one of the literature courses) shall be elected by the student. All four courses must be taught in the selected language. At least one commercial course (e.g., FRN 320 , GER 215 , SPN 330 ) shall be among the four courses selected by the student. Students in International Management must achieve an intermediate level on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview. The competency examination must be completed no later than the middle of their senior year (105 credits).

International Management Career Opportunities

The program prepares students for job opportunities in government agencies, multinational corporations, or firms of all sizes with international operations. The program also provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of graduate study.

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