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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

DEGREE: Bachelor of Business Administration

MAJOR: International Business

This program is intended for those who plan to work for government agencies or firms with operations abroad or between the United States and foreign countries. The program prepares you for positions requiring knowledge of international payments, foreign exchange markets, world marketing techniques for products, export and import procedures, and international investments.

In addition to completing the general education common core, College of Business foundation and business core, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and general electives (see above), every candidate for this major must complete these courses with a grade of C- or better: ECON 251G, ECON 252G, A ST 251G or A ST 311 (or the equivalent), and MATH 142G (or MATH 191G), and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the following major course requirements.


Major Courses (30 credits)

International Business Core Courses

I B 351International Business

3 cr.

I B 450International Economics

3 cr.


I B 475International Finance

3 cr.


I B 449Open Economy Macroeconomics

3 cr.


I B 489Senior Seminar in International Business

3 cr.

One course from the following:

ECON 324VDeveloping Nations

3 cr.

ECON 325VEconomic Development of Latin America

3 cr.

I B 398International Business and Economic Environments

3 cr.

HON 380VComparative Economic Systems

3 cr.

Functional area in business (upper-division courses in a single functional area of business beyond those elsewhere required for the I B major)

15 cr.

NOTE: At least 12 of the 15 credit hours counted toward the international business core course must be earned at NMSU.

Functional area in business: At least 9 of the 15 credit hours counted toward the international business functional area must be earned at NMSU.

Other Requirements for the Major

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in courses counted toward the I B major (core and functional area)

Foreign language: Students must demonstrate oral and written proficiency at the intermediate mid-level according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines.( Process for demonstrating proficiency to be coordinated with the NMSU Department of Languages and Linguistics. Any costs associated with proficiency demonstration will be paid by the student.)

International experience requirement: Students must partake of an international experience equivalent to a semester abroad in a university where the language of instruction is not English. The department will determine appropriateness of international experience. Study abroad programs must be pre-approved by IB advisors and Department Head.