INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (IBA)
Dr. Rob Morgan, Department Head
Office: 104 Alston Hall
In addition to completing the specific prerequisites included in the descriptions of the following courses, all students seeking to enroll in 300- or 400-level courses in the College of Commerce and Business Administration must have attained junior standing (61 semester hours).
All C&BA students must, prior to seeking to enroll in any 300- or 400-level C&BA course, complete or be enrolled in the following prerequisites: EC 110 and EC 111; MATH 112 and MATH 121, or MATH 115 and MATH 125; CS 102; AC 210; ST 260; and LGS 200 (or their equivalents); and at least 4 hours in natural science, 3 hours of fine arts, literature, or humanities, and 3 hours of history or social and behavioral sciences. Failure to fulfill all prerequisites prior to enrolling in a 300- or 400-level C&BA course will result in administrative disenrollment from that course.
This course examines the conduct of business across national boundaries and the impact of different cultures on business practices.
IBA 351 Multinational Business Communication (also MGT 351). 3 hours.
Prerequisite: IBA 350.
A study of the principles and practices of intercultural business communication, written and interpersonal. The course requires substantial reading. The focus is on making students aware of the sources of common intercultural business communication problems, and on helping them develop strategies to avoid or correct these problems.
Designed for students interested in understanding the demands of managing an international or multinational organization. The perspective is both strategic and operational, considering both how domestic and global market factors affect decisions about moving business activities abroad, and how the decision to become international requires adjustments to traditional domestic operations and business activities.
This course includes a thorough examination of the export-import management process and highlights its importance in international business strategy.
Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).
IBA 492 Internship. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and a grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Students may earn degree credit for only one internship (492).
Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public-sector organizations. The internship is administered through the C&BA Office of Student Services.