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Darla Moore School of Business


International Business Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements: 122 Hours

Major Requirements: 61 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • In-depth capacity in a functional area of business.
  • Strong understanding of the global dimensions of business.
  • Excellent communication skills in more than one language.
  • Appreciation of the impact of culture on the conduct of business.
  • Exposure to living in a second culture.

Carolina Core/General Education Requirements

1. CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)


ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 hours)


SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy

  • Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses including one laboratory course
  • GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8 hours)

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so much satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

Any approved Carolina Core History course
GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Social Science course
AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding course
CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Speech course
INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 hours)

This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components
VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility course. This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.
Other Required General Education Courses for the Darla Moore School of Business (3-10 hours)

Additional DMSB general education courses may be required if student exempts the foreign language requirement and/or the student chooses coursework which can fulfill both stand-alone and overlay requirements of Carolina Core components (up to 10 hours).

Those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of 6 credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (3 credits).

Business Core

Internationalization Requirement

The program also requires nine hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Darla Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the three credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component. Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining six-hour requirement:

Language:

Two language courses at the 200 level or above
or

Electives:

Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Moore School of Business from a list available in the undergraduate office.

Communications

All Moore School students will take communications courses as part of the general education requirements.

Minor or Directed Course Work

Directed course work may be selected from a university-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to satisfy the approved course work requirement. The proposed alternative program of study must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Executive Committee in coordination with the Undergraduate Division. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better.

 

International Business Curriculum (15 Hours)

The international business major must be taken in combination with a second major in business and requires 27-36 hours.

Required Course (3 hours)

Minimum of one of the following functional courses (3-6 hours):

Minimum of one of the following thematic courses (3-6 hours):

One of the following regional courses (3 hours):

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

Chinese Business Track (15 hours)

The Chinese Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities with China. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 hours)

One functional course from the list above (3 hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 hours)
Two Regional Courses (6 hours):

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

International Business im the Middle East and North Africa (IBMENA) Business Track (15 hours)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities with this region. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 hours)

One functional course from the list above (3 hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 hours)
Two Regional Courses (6 hours):

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

European Business Track (15 hours)

The European Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities with this region. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 hours):

One functional course from the list above (3 hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 hours)
Two Regional Courses (6 hours):

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

South American Business Track (15 hours)

The South American Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities with this region. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 hours):

One functional course from the list above (3 hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 hours)
Two Regional Courses (6 hours):

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

Eurasian Business Track (15 hours)

The Eurasian Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities centered on this region. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 hours):

One functional course from the list above (3 hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 hours)
Two of the three regional courses listed below:

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.

Global Business Track (15 Hours)

The Global Business Track in the International Business major allows the student to concentrate on International Business activities within a global context. The requirements are:

Required Courses (9 Hours):

One functional course from the list above (3 Hours)
One thematic course from the list above (3 Hours)
Two Regional Courses (6 Hours):

Select from:

Note: * Because one or more of these courses may not be offered on campus during the two years that a student may be taking major-level courses, these courses are most appropriate for study abroad.


Additional Information

Students in the Chinese Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with China and Asia. Students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with the Middle East and Africa. Students in the European Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with the Europe. Students in the South American Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with Latin America. Students in the Eurasian Business Track meet the regional course requirements with courses dealing primarily with Europe or Asia.

Competitive Admission: Admission to the international business major is highly competitive, and enrollment is limited.  Individual limits apply to language selections in the regional tracks.

Double Major: Students selecting international business as a major are required to select a second major in business.

Foreign Language: IBUS major requires at least four courses numbered 300 and above in one foreign language. Students in the Chinese Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Chinese as the language to study. Students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Arabic as the language to study. Students in the European Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting French, German or Italian as the language to study. Students in the South American Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Spanish or Portuguese as the language to study. Students in the Eurasian Business Track meet the foreign language requirement by selecting Turkish or Russian as the language to study. Specific course requirements may be obtained from the undergraduate division.

Foreign Study: Students majoring in International Business are required to study outside the United States for a period of one semester, normally the spring semester of the academic year in which IBUS 310 is taken, at an approved institution. Exceptions to this requirement will be granted in cases of hardship. Students in regional cohort tracks meet the overseas study requirement at the cohort partner institution.

Internationalization Requirement: All students in the Moore School must meet a three course (nine-credit hour) internationalization requirement. The curriculum of the International Business major satisfies this requirement.