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CURRICULUM III—DUAL MAJOR IN BUSINESS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES PROGRAM

The modern business environment is truly global and the dual major provides students the training necessary to succeed in that environment. The dual-major student completes a degree and a major in management, management information systems, marketing, finance, or economics, as well as a second major in French, German, or Spanish. The result is a superior skill set derived from cutting-edge business training and thorough study of a language and the culture associated with it. Such a program creates students who are technically proficient, culturally sensitive, and flexible enough to deal with the business challenges of the future.

A total of 129 to 135 hours, distributed as follows, are required for the bachelor of science degree.

General Education Courses

Required CoursesHours
*CS 102/CS 1143
EC 110 and EC 1116
EN 101 and EN 1026
MATH 112 and MATH 121 or
    MATH 115 and MATH 125
6
ST 2603
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*MIS majors complete CS 114 in place of CS 102.

Restricted Non-Commerce Electives 26

Natural science. Eight semester hours of science courses designated N, including two semester hours of laboratory experience.

Humanities and fine arts. Twelve semester hours consisting of at least 3 hours of literature* and at least 3 hours in the arts. The remaining 6 hours are to be chosen from the humanities, literature, and/or fine arts.

History and social and behavioral sciences. Twelve semester hours with at least 3 hours in history* and at least 6 hours chosen from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. EC 110 and EC 111 (required above) satisfy 6 hours of this requirement.

*Each student must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in either literature or history.

Foreign language or computer language. Completion of the major program in foreign language will satisfy this requirement.

Business Administration Functional Field Courses

Lower Division
AC 210 Introduction to Accounting4
LGS 200 Legal Environment of Business3
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Upper Division
Applicants to the upper division of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration must have completed at least 61 semester hours prior to admission to the upper division. The 61 hours should be chosen from the requirements listed above and must include degree credit for EC 110 and EC 111; MATH 112 and MATH 121 or MATH 115 and MATH 125; EN 101 and EN 102; CS 102 (or CS 114 for MIS majors); AC 210: ST 260 and LGS 200 (or their equivalents); and at least 4 hours of natural science, 3 hours of fine arts, literature, or humanities, and 3 hours of history or social and behavioral sciences. Failure to earn degree credit for these specific courses and to earn at least 61 semester hours in all may make students ineligible for admission to the upper division and for enrollment in 300- and 400-level C&BA courses.

FI 302 Business Finance 3
GBA 490 Strategic Management (or departmental strategy course) 3
MGT 300 Organizational Theory and Behavior3
MGT 395 Managerial Communication Strategies 3
MKT 300 Marketing3
OM 300 Introduction to Operations Management3
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Dual-Major Program Courses
 
Choose one of the following four business majors:
 
Economics
EC 308 Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 309 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 389 Computerized Management Information Systems3
EC 430 International Trade3
EC 431 International Finance3
EC 441 International Financial Management3
EC 450 History of Economic Concepts3
FI 301 Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets3
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
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Finance
EC 308 Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 309 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
FI 301 Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets3
FI 410 Intermediate Financial Management3
FI 389 Computerized Management Information Systems3
FI 412 Money and Capital Markets3
FI 431 International Finance3
FI 441 International Financial Management3
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
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Management
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
MGT 320 Leadership3
MGT 301 Introduction to Human Resources Management3
MGT 386 Foundations of Entrepreneurship3
CS 285 Microcomputer Applications II or
    MKT 385 Marketing Information Systems
3
 
Choose two of the following:
EC 430 International Trade
EC 453 Comparative Economic Systems
FI 431 International Finance
FI 441 International Financial Management
MGT\IBA 351 Multinational Business Communication
MGT\IBA 459 Seminar in International Management
MKT 455 International Marketing
PSC 434 International Political Economy6
 
C&BA International Business Electives6
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Management Information Systems
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
MIS 295 Business Analysis and Project Management3
MIS 320 Application and Information Architecture3
MIS 330 Database Administration3
MIS 340 Data Communications and Networks3
MIS 430 Systems Analysis and Design I3
MIS 431 Systems Analysis and Design II3
MIS 450 Systems Construction and Implementation I3
MIS 451 Systems Construction and Implementation II3
C&BA International Business Elective3
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Marketing
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
MKT 313 Buyer Behavior3
MKT 385 Marketing Information Systems3
MKT 455 International Marketing3
MKT 460 Export/Import Management3
MKT 473 Marketing Research3
MKT 487 Strategic Marketing3
C&BA International Business Elective3
C&BA International Business Elective3
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Operations Management
 
Major Program Requirements
IBA 350 Introduction to World Business3
IBA 460 Export-Import Management3
OM 310 Introduction to Management Science3
OM 321 Production Planning and Control3
OM 385 Information Technology for Operations Management3
OM 420 Computer Simulation3
OM 422 Scheduling3
OM 423 Inventory Management3
ST 475 Statistical Quality Control or
    OM 425 Effective Quality Management
3
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In addition, IBA 351 Multinational Business Communication is required in place of a general elective for all OM dual major and foreign languages students.

Choose one of the following four language majors:

French Track (FLFR)
Required FLFR Core Courses
Language courses (FR 201 and FR 202)6
Civilization/culture courses (FR 331, FR 361, FR 431,
    FR 461 or topic-appropriate FR 470 or FR 480
6
Literature courses (FR 341 or FR 351 and
    topic-appropriate FR 470 or FR 480 or
    other literature course or both FR 341 and FR 351
6
 
Other Requirements for the FLFR Track
15 additional hours of FR courses at the 300 level or above, which must include FR 321 (French Studies I: Voices of France), FR 323 (French Studies III: Contemporary France and Francophonie), and FR 324 (Commercial French). A minimum of 12 hours of coursework at the 300 level or above must be earned on this campus. Related course from other departments must first receive approval from the French advisor.
 
Total hours for FLFR33
 
German Track (FLGN)
Required FLGN core courses:
Language courses (GN 201 and GN 202)6
Civilization/Culture courses (GN 371 and GN 372)6
Literature courses (GN 403 or GN 404 and
    one additional literature course or
    both GN 403 and GN 404)
6
 
Other requirements of the FLGN track
14 additional hours of GN coursework, which must include GN 361 (Intermediate Conversation and Composition I) and GN 365 (Business German). GN 450 (Intermediate Business German) is highly recommended. A minimum of 12 hours of coursework at the 300 level or above must be earned on this campus. German electives must be numbered 250 or higher. Related courses from other departments must first receive approval from the German advisor.
 
Total hours for FLGN32
 
Spanish
SP 353 Spanish Conversation3
SP 356 Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SP 360 Commercial Spanish3
SP 364 Spanish Civilization3
SP 366 Spanish-American Civilization3
 
Choose two of the following:
SP 371 Survey of Spanish Literature
SP 372 Spanish Literature
SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I
SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II6
SP 400-level elective3
SP 400-level elective3
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Total for B.S. degree: 129–135 hours

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