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(Archive) Finance and International Business (FINIB)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

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 148 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: 46 credits
(12 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 8-20 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-106 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], 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3)[1], 302(3), 303(3), 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 305W(3)[1], 406(3), 408(3) (Sem: 5-6)

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (36-48 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 18 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.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet #: 21-02-011

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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