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Global Business Development, M.S.


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(Major Code: 05131) (SIMS Code: 222534) (SIMS Code 4+1: 222535)

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Admission and Registration , students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Significant international experience (equivalent to at least semester-long international internship, student exchange, study abroad or international professional engagement).
  2. Professional experience equivalent to at least a semester-long internship, preferably in another country.
  3. Priority admission will be given to those with proficiency in a language other than English.
  4. Satisfactory completion of these courses or their equivalent prior to admission to the program:

B A 640 Financial Reporting and Analysis Units: 2  
B A 642 Statistical Analysis Units: 2  
B A 645 Marketing Units: 1  
B A 673 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Units: 3  
B A 674 Financial Management Units: 3  

The requirement to complete courses for admission to the degree may be waived by the director of graduate programs under special circumstances. Waivers are determined by evaluating prior course content, institution at which courses were taken, grades received, relevant professional experience, and time since courses were taken.

Notice of admission with classified graduate standing will be sent to the student upon the recommendation of the Fowler College of Business and the approval of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Specific Requirements


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing as described above and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 approved units including at least 21 units in 600- and 700-numbered courses. Up to nine units of coursework completed at an accredited AACSB institution and with the approval of the director of graduate programs may be accepted for transfer credit. With approval of the faculty program adviser, a substitute course may be allowed in place of a required course after reviewing student credentials.

1. Complete the Following Business Foundation Courses


(6 units)

2. Complete the Following International Business Foundation Courses


(6 units)

3. Complete the Following International Business Development Theme Courses


(15 units)

Including the following required courses:

4. Complete the International Business Development Culminating Experience


(3 units)

The Master of Science degree in global business development requires Plan A, Thesis or Plan B, which is the B A 794 culminating experience course.

Choose one from one of the following:

Note


No more than three units outside the Fowler College of Business and no more than a total of three units in 797 (Research) or 798 (Special Study), will be accepted toward the degree. Other courses should be related to this program and must be approved by the director of graduate business programs.

The program must be approved by the college and departmental adviser. For regulations concerning grade point averages, final approval for granting of the degree, award of the degree, and diplomas, refer to the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

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