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Economics and International Business (BECIB) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2003 (Program dropped effective Summer Session 2003)

 

Economics and International Business (BECIB) - Archive

PROFESSOR ROBERT C. MARSHALL, in charge

This major is designed for students who seek a broad understanding of the global economy and the impact of economic events on business decisions and operations. The economic component of the major presents the methods and uses of economic analysis. The international business component focuses on the cultural, political, financial, and geographic conditions within and among nations and their effects on business activity.

For the B.S. degree in Economics and International Business, a minimum of 145 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3-15 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-106 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (60 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ECON 004 GS(3)[1], M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3), B A 302(3), B A 303(3), B A 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 302 GS(3)[1], ECON 304 GS(3)[1], ECON 333 GS(3)[1], ECON 390(3)[1], ECON 404W(3)[1], ECON 433(3)[1], ECON 490(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30-42 credits)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)
Attainment of third-level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 15 credits of business and related nonbusiness courses in an approved Education Abroad Program in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-6)
Select 12 credits of international business related courses in consultation with adviser (see department list) (Sem: 5-10)
Select 3 credits[1] of 300- or 400-level economics courses (Sem: 5-10)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1999
Blue Sheet #: 28-01-022
Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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Dropped by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet #: 32-01-029
Review Date: 9/2/03