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Finance and International Business (FINIB) - Archive

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2003 (Program dropped effective Summer Session 2003)

Finance and International Business (FINIB) - Archive

PROFESSOR WILLIAM A. KRACAW, in charge

This major is designed to give students a broad perspective of the financial dimensions of international business. The finance component focuses on investment analysis, the role of financial institutions, and financial management policies and techniques. The international business component covers cross-cultural, political, geographic, and corporate policies that affect, and are affected by, the management of multinational financial activities.

For the B.S. degree in Finance 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
(12 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 selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 9-21 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 91-103 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (48 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ECON 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3)[1], B A 302(3), B A 303(3), B A 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 305W(3)[1], FIN 406(3), FIN 408(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits from FIN 405(3), FIN 407(3), FIN 410(3), or FIN 412(3) (Sem: 5-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (33-45 credits)
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 3 credits from related business and economics courses in consultation with adviser
Select 15 credits of international business related courses in consultation with adviser (see department list) (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: Spring Semester 2000
Blue Sheet #: 28-02-009
Review Date: 04/11/00 (General Education information updated)

Dropped by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet #: 32-01-031
Review Date: 9/2/03

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