International Business, B.S.B.A. Requirements

Program Director:Jennifer Swanson Office: Stanger Hall 204 Phone: 508-565-1349jswanson@stonehill.edu

Complete Six International Business Requirements

Code Course Credits

ANT 105

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology and is designed as an exploration into the diversity of ways in which human beings perceive and order the social world. Topics covered include kinship, gender, language, ecology, economy, political organization, globalization, religion and worldview from a diverse array of cultural viewpoints. Course readings and films include both classic and contemporary ethnographies.

This course was formerly offered as SOC 228 Cultural Anthropology.Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement.Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies minors. Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

3

COM 315

Intercultural Communication

Offered: Fall Semester

Examines the role of communication in the creation and transmission of cultural knowledge and practice. Discusses the impact of communication differences in cross cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): COM 105.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies minor & Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

SOC 202

Sociology of Globalization

Offered: Fall Semester

Globalization is shrinking the world. How and why did this happen? This course will explore global change and the global processes which effect political, economic, and cultural realms. Important topics include: globalization and the state, global politics, the global economy and inequality, and globalization's homogenizing and diversifying effects.

Course may be applied to the Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies minors.

3

POL 143

International Politics

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An exploration of the formation of foreign policy, the structure and processes of international systems, patterns of conflict, economic and security issues, and institutions and processes of conflict resolution.

Fulfills the Moral Inquiry requirement.Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies minors

3

POL 234

Comparing States

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The variations in political systems of states will be explored in terms of state-society relations. Types of democratic and authoritarian systems will be investigated, as well as conditions of their consolidation, change or transformation. In addition, the role of such forces as political protest and participation, ideologies and civil society on shaping politics and policy outcomes will be explored through comparative case studies of countries around the world.

Course may be applied to the Asian Studies minor.Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

POL 353

International Law and Organizations

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2014, 2016

Explores the extent to which international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are able to alter the contours of statehood and state sovereignty and whether such international organizations serve or dominate state actors. Case studies are Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq.

Prerequisite(s): POL 143.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies minors.

3

BUS 400

Topics in International Business

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

This course will introduce new topics into the international business curriculum in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, human resources, marketing, etc.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 336 and Junior standing.

3

BUS 438

Business and Society

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Examines the relationships of business firms to institutions and individuals within society. Considers the interactions of business and various stakeholders in society - employees, investors, consumers, governments, neighbors, and others - and the tensions among democratic values, a free enterprise economy, the rights of individuals, and the demands of a global economy.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all majors and Junior Standing

3

ECO 219

History of World Economic Development

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017 and 2019

The world has experienced an extraordinary but unevenly distributed increase in material living standards over the last 250 years. This course examines major developments, issues, and controversies related to long run economic development and change. Themes include the causes of technological leadership, the connection between technological change and business structure, and the spread of industry.

Considered a World History. Course may be applied to the Asian Studies, Anthropology, and Middle Eastern Studies programs. May also be applied to the Latin American Studies programs with permission of the Program Director.

3

ECO 311

International Economics

Offered: Spring Semester

This course covers the major themes of the theory of international trade. The gains from trade, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, the theories of international trade such as the theory of absolute and comparative advantage and the Heckscher-Ohlin theory will be studied. The justifications for trade protection, its effects on the economy, historical and contemporary U.S. trade policy and the economics of regional trade agreements will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 176 and ECO 178 (or their corresponding First-Year Seminar equivalents.)
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies programs. Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

3

BUS 420

Topics in Accounting

Offered: Spring Semester

This course will introduce new topics into the accounting curriculum in the areas of auditing, accounting systems, activity-based management, taxation, international accounting, FASB regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley, forensic accounting, etc.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ.

3

BUS 448

Global Marketing

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of the marketing of goods and services in the international environment, the activities that take place within the firm preparing to enter the international marketplace, and the issues relevant to coordinating the marketing activities of the multinational corporation. Emphasizes the cultural, economic, and political factors affecting marketing strategies. Extensive use of case studies.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 340, and Junior standing.
Course may be applied to the Sports, Science & Society program.

3

BUS 465

International Management

Offered: Fall Semester

Senior course for majors in International Business. Integrates the strategic issues of managing a multinational firm with the cultural, political, economic, and social environments of global commercial enterprises.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 336, and Junior standing.

3

International Experience Requirement

All International Business majors are required to have an international experience through study abroad, an international internship, foreign language immersion experience, etc. and show a proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level. All language courses taken to complete International Business requirements must be taken for a letter grade and not pass/fail.

Complete Fourteen Business Core Courses

Code Course Credits

BUS 101

First-Year Business Experience

Offered: Fall Semester

Through structured business simulation, students are introduced to the disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, oral and written case analyses, oral presentations, teamwork current events and interaction with guest speakers. The course also includes discussions of ethical practices, historical and global issues affecting today’s organizations. Only open to First Year Students.

4

MTH 105

Finite Mathematics

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Operations with matrices. Systems of linear equations. Linear programming. The simplex method. Sets and counting. Permutations and combinations. Probability. Conditional probability. Independence. Bayes' theorem. Markov chains. Absorbing Markov chains.

Course is being piloted 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Limited to business majors only.

3

BUS 203

Financial Accounting

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Fundamental principles and theories of financial accounting. Emphasis placed on the understanding and use of financial statements for the corporation. Interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information.

Course may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 204

Managerial Accounting

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Concepts and practices of managerial accounting. Topics include: cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis, contribution margin reporting, profit planning and budgeting, standard costs, performance analysis, decentralized operations, and relevant costs for decision making.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 203.
Course may be applied to the Business minor.

3

BUS 206

Quantitative Analysis

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduction to the techniques and reasoning processes of statistical analysis. Emphasis on statistical reasoning and critical analysis of statistical evidence. Extensive use of statistical software is used to support computational tasks and conceptual understanding. Topics include study design, data collection, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, discrete and continuous distributions, confidence interval estimation, tests of hypotheses for numerical and categorical data, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 105 or MTH 125 (with a grade of C- or better - starting with the Class of 2019).
Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement.Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

ECO 176

Microeconomic Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Economic analysis of product and resource markets. The consumption behavior of households, the price and output decisions of firms under various forms of market structure, the distribution of income.

Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement.

3

ECO 178

Macroeconomic Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Descriptive, historical and theoretical treatment of the overall level of economic activity, prices and employment within the framework of American capitalism. Contributions of Smith, Ricardo, Keynes, and others.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 176 or the First-Year Seminar equivalent.
Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement.

3

BUS 333

Organizational Behavior

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The study of individuals and groups within the context of the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, group processes, decision-making, workplace diversity, power, conflict and negotiation, communication, and organizational culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on relevant and important issues facing organizations today. Extensive use of teams, cases, skill-based exercises, and readings.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore Standing.
Course may be applied to the Business and Sports, Science & Society minors.

3

BUS 340

Marketing Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Explores the role marketing plays within firms and within society. Describes fundamental principles and methods underlying the national and international system of providing goods and services for consumers and business users in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Studies the tasks and decisions facing marketing managers in planning, implementing, and controlling marketing programs, and the ethical implications of these decisions.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
Course may be applied to the Arts Administration major, and Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 320

Corporate Finance

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Emphasizes understanding financial markets and the financial management of corporations. Stresses the firm's procurement, allocation, and control of funds and their relationship to the firm's objectives of profitability and liquidity. Covers the concepts of interest rates, financial analysis, risk and return, analysis of investment decisions and capital budgeting, debt and equity financing, and dividend policies. Advanced Excel tools for finance are employed. These concepts are explored through lectures, problems, case studies, and readings.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 203 (with a grade of C- or better - starting with the Class of 2019).
Course may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 336

International Business

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

This course introduces the students to the economic, political, and cultural environments affecting international business. In addition, the influence of government on trade, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange, export and import strategies, and the impact of multinational enterprises will be discussed. Students will also be exposed to the comprehensive set of dynamics that comprise international business decision environments and will learn to evaluate alternative courses of action in a global setting. Particular emphasis will be placed on areas of current importance. Extensive use of cases and readings.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies programs. Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

4

BUS 352

Legal Environment of Business (WID)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to the nature, sources, and institutions of the law, and of the basic legal framework within which business operates. The course exposes students to tort law, criminal law, contracts, agency, and business organizations including general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

4

BUS 360

Operations Management

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Examines the principles, techniques, and methodologies required to successfully operate an organization in today's dynamic environment. The course will address both strategic and tactical issues of operations management and evaluate their impact on competitiveness, productivity, flexibility, quality, and cost. The course will draw on case studies and the analysis of real-world situations.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 206 or MTH 145 or MTH 225 or ECO 241 or PSY 261, and Junior standing.

3

BUS 469

Policy and Strategy

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Capstone course for all business seniors. Focuses on the roles of executive management and the processes involved in the development and implementation of strategy in a complex, global economy. Extensive use of cases, industry simulation and team assignments.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 204, BUS 206, BUS 320, BUS 333, BUS 340 and Senior Standing.

3

Business Internship Program

Business majors are encouraged to participate in multiple internships. Only junior and senior Business majors with a 2.80 GPA or better may register for BUS 475 - Internship in Business Administration unless granted permission by the Business Department Chairperson.

Students must work a minimum of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks (168 hours total) to earn 3 credits. Students are also required to submit a professional journal or portfolio and a research paper as part of their internship.

Business majors may apply a maximum of 6 credits of BUS 475 to their major. Students are encouraged to consult with Debra Salvucci the Department Chair and Internship Coordinator.