Jan 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

International Business, B.B.A.

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6060

Program Description

The program of study in International Business is designed for students who are actively seeking to focus their education on the international dimensions of business. The curriculum for this major provides students with a solid foundation of traditional liberal arts components of a baccalaureate education, the traditional components of a business school education, plus the international dimensions of business, foreign language, and an international study experience. Students also complete a Concentration Area in one of the business functional disciplines.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A programs is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements, outlined below. In order to be able to take upper-division courses and graduate with an International Business B.B.A., students must successfully:

  • Complete BUSA 2150
  • Meet the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement
  • Be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program. Admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

View the special admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the Coles College of Business.  

International Business Majors must also earn a grade of “C” or better in the courses that satisfy their foreign language and international study experience requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:

Area A2: MATH 1111  or higher

Major Requirements (57 Credit Hours)

Foreign Language Requirement (9 Credit Hours)

9 hours of approved foreign language skills courses at the 2000- and 3000-level or above. Students must choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish and complete 2001, 2002, and 3 credit hours at the 3000- level or above that focus on foreign language skill development. These 3000- level courses must be approved by the Coles College Advising Director and should not be taken prior to receiving the Director’s pre-approval.

Education Abroad Requirement

The International Business B.B.A. degree requires that six credit hours used towards meeting the above requirements be earned in an approved Education Abroad program(s), and that at least 3 of these credit hours are for a business or a foreign language course. These courses used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the Executive Director of the B.B.A. Program and should not be taken prior to receiving the Executive Director’s pre-approval.

Business Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Three hours of credit from upper-division (3000/4000) course offerings inside the Coles College of Business. (A maximum of 0 hours of credit in Internships may be used in this area. Internships cannot be used in any other area.) See a Coles Professional Advisor before taking MGT courses to count here - some MGT courses cannot be used here.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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