​International Business Curriculum

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Lower-Division Preparation for the Major (19-23 units)

Lower-division requirements for the majors are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C-.  Transfer courses must be C or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
 ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
 MATH 150 Calculus I

International Business Major (42 units)

Students majoring in international business must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Business Component (24 units)
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
 PHIL 332 Business Ethics
ETLW 311Business Law I3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
Foreign Language Component
A fourth semester competency in a second language (in a modern language) with a grade of C or better is required.
International Studies Component
A student must participate in an approved international university study program for a minimum of three units of coursework earned. Courses comprising the international studies component can also fulfill the course requirements in the major or outside of the major.3
International Business Component ( 9 units)
Select three of the following courses:9
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Comparative Management
Global Marketing
Elective Courses (9 units)
Select three elective courses from List A (all three courses), or a combination of Lists A and B with a maximum of two courses from List B (see note under List B):9
(a) Pre-approved courses within the School of Business  Administration (no limit): 
Latin America Business Environment (BUSN 339 or ECON 339, not both)
Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
International Economics
Economic Development of Latin America
Latin America Business Environment (ECON 339 or BUSN 339, not both)
Economic Development of Asia
International Business Law and Ethics
International Financial Management
International Comparative Management
Global Marketing
Global Social Entrepreneurship
International Management Consulting
Internship
With prior approval, BUSN 494, MGMT 494, FINA 494 or MKTG 494
(b) Pre-approved courses outside the School of Business  Administration (limit six units)

Note: Although up to two courses (six units) may be taken outside of the School of Business Administration from the following list of regional courses, both courses must be selected from the same regional area (i.e., Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Europe), but not from the same academic discipline (i.e., HIST, POLS, THRS, POLS, PHIL or SOCI).

Africa
The African Historical Experience
Topics in African History
Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Islamic Faith and Practice
Afro-Latin Religions
Asia
Topics in Asian History
China: Rise to Global Power
Japan: Samurai to Subaru
Women's Lives in East Asia
United States-East Asia Relations
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Politics in South Asia
Politics in Japan
Politics in China
The Hindu Tradition
Buddhist Thought and Culture
Islamic Faith and Practice
Religions of China
Latin America
South American Indian Cultures
Caribbean Cultures
Modern Latin America
Topics in Latin America History
History of Brazil
History of Mexico
Politics in Latin America
Politics in Mexico
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Afro-Latin Religions
Latino/a Theologies
Middle East
Politics in the Middle East
Jewish Faith and Practice
Islamic Faith and Practice
Europe
Topics in Modern Europe
History of the British Isles
Modern Britain
The British Imperial Experience
History of Spain
Imperial Russia
Soviet Union and After
Topics in Russian and East European History
Studies in Modern European Philosophy
Politics in Europe
Politics in the United Kingdom
Politics in France
Politics in Germany
Politics in Russia

The International Business major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD. This requirement does not include USD faculty-led courses abroad organized through the International Center.

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Required Courses (12 units)
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
BUSN 361Introduction to International Business3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
Elective Courses (6 units)
Select two of the following:6
Latin America Business Environment (BUSN 339 or ECON 339, not both)
Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
International Economics
Economic Development of Latin America
Latin America Business Environment (ECON 339 or BUSN 339, not both)
Economic Development of Asia
International Business Law and Ethics
International Financial Management
International Comparative Management
Global Social Entrepreneurship
International Management Consulting
Global Marketing
Any pre-approved upper-division international business elective, including region-specific international abroad courses.