Catalog 2015-2016 > Sykes College of Business > International Business > 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.
Total Credit Hours: 128
Note: Lower division COB core requirements, such as FYW 101 and 102, and MAT 225, should be completed by the end of the sophomore year to facilitate graduation within four years.
Students should work closely with their faculty advisor to ensure that all remaining core requirements and functional area major requirements are scheduled. Students should meet with their faculty advisor 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.