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International Business, Spanish - Latin America Emphasis, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 05131) (SIMS Code: 113612)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

International business majors may not double major in the Fowler College of Business or in the language or regional/cultural emphases used to satisfy major requirements. International business majors may minor in their chosen area of focus, but the same course cannot be used to fulfill both the focus and the minor.

No courses in the preparation for the major may be taken for Cr/NC; the minimum grade in each course in lower division business and regional/cultural studies is C.

Preparation for the Major

(Complete I, II, and III: 39-46 units)

II. Language Emphasis

The lower division language course requirements may also be satisfied by successful results on certain standardized language examinations; contact the adviser of the appropriate language department for details. International business students whose high school language of instruction was taught in a language other than English may not take that language as their emphasis in the major (contact the international business office for further explanation). English is not open to native speakers of English nor to students who graduated from a secondary school where English was the principal language of instruction nor to students with near-native fluency as evidenced through an ACTFL rating of Distinguished Level.

III. Regional/Cultural Studies Emphasis

Language Requirement

The language requirement is automatically fulfilled through coursework for preparation for the major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


(Complete I, II, and III below: 49-54 units) A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in each of the three areas is required for graduation. No course in the major may be taken Cr/NC unless the course is only offered Cr/NC.

I. Business

(All preparation for the major in the business and language portions of this major must be completed, plus additional supplementary admissions criteria must be met, before enrolling in any upper division courses in Business Administration):

A minimum of 30 upper division units to include


(Complete one of the following focus areas):


Two 300- or 400-level courses in economics, excluding


Two 300- or 400-level courses in finance, excluding


Two 300- or 400-level courses in management, excluding

Management Information Systems

Two 300- or 400-level courses in management information systems, excluding


Two 300- or 400-level courses in marketing, excluding

II. Language Emphasis

III. Regional/Cultural Studies Emphasis

All international business majors are required to complete a study abroad or internship abroad experience of at least one semester in length. See the international business study abroad adviser to arrange for the study abroad and  the internship adviser to contract for the internship. Students who choose the study abroad option are still required to complete an internship (I B 495 ). Students who choose the internship abroad option may earn credit for I B 495 . All students must complete I B 495  and I B 498  (four units). In addition, all students must complete six units selected from the following groups of courses.


A maximum of six units of courses numbered 496 and 596 may be applied to the major with the approval of the international business adviser.

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