Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in International Business and Management Information Systems

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

MAT 225Calculus for Business

4

BUS 101Introduction to Global Business

4

ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

ACC 202Financial Accounting Information

4

ECO 205Principles of Macroeconomics

4

ITM 220Information Systems

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

SPE 208Speech for Business and the Professions

4

ITM(QMB) 210Managerial Statistics

4

ITM 251Application Development

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

or

Foreign Language

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

ACC 203Managerial Accounting

4

ITM 280IT Infrastructure

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

or

Foreign Language

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

MGT 330Principles of Management

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ITM 318Systems Analysis, Design, and Project Management

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

MKT 300Principles of Marketing

4

BUS 221Business Law and Social Responsibility

4

ITM 408Data and Information Management

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

MGT 350International Business

4

ITM 419Enterprise Architecture and Systems Design

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FIN 310Financial Management

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

MGT 345Global Organizational Behavior

4

ITM 430Global Information Systems Management

4

ITM/MIS Elective

4

MGT 431Practical Strategic Assessment

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 128

  • SPE 208 fulfills 4 credit hours of the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.
  • Natural Science courses must be from different areas, one in biology and the other in chemical or physical science.
  • Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
  • 4 NW credit hours outside COB are required and can satisfy university core requirements.
  • Prerequisite sequence for ITM 220, 318, 408 and 419 is strictly enforced.

 

Note: Lower division COB core requirements, such as FYW 101 and 102, and MAT 225, depending on major, should be completed by the end of the sophomore year to facilitate graduation within four years.

Students should work closely with their faculty adviser to ensure that all remaining core requirements and functional area major requirements are scheduled. Students should meet with their faculty adviser to determine a course of study for the last two years, depending on functional area.

MAT 225 is required of all COB majors. This course will satisfy the 4-credit baccalaureate math requirement.

Non-native English-language students whose TOEFL scores are 550, 213 (CBT) or 79–80 (IBT) or better do not need a second foreign language.

A primary objective of the various international business majors is to develop a broad awareness of global issues. Students who wish to develop a more in-depth understanding of specific geographic areas and other cultures may target their electives outside the major to focus on Latin America, Western Europe or Third World countries. Students are not required, however, to select a specific geographic specialization for the electives in their major.