2005-2007 Academic Catalog
International Business and Economics
Department Chair: Deep Shikha
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
The international business and economics major at the College of St. Catherine is uniquely designed to prepare you for a career in an organization with a global perspective. You will explore current international marketing, financial and management issues along with important analytical techniques that help resolve problems in these areas — including use of the most recent technology for decision-making.
Courses in business and economics will provide you with the skills needed for many jobs in this area. The international business and economics major also prepares you for graduate study in international relations, business, economics, law, communication and organizational leadership. In addition to business and economics, courses in international political science, history, ethics and foreign languages complement the major.
Career opportunities for women trained in international business and economics are very promising. Many stimulating and challenging careers for women are opening in what has until now been a male-dominated field.
As an international business and economics major, you’ll gain practical experience through internship experiences that will prepare you to communicate and demonstrate your unique skills to potential employers. An internship in your major area will be an important way for you to gain practical experience that increases the value you bring to organizations after graduation. Students have interned at large and small corporations in the Twin Cities area such as Wells Fargo Bank.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the International Business and Economics Club, which brings students together from the economics, the international business and economics, and the financial economics majors.
The Center for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy serves as a resource for international business and economics majors. The Center empowers women by promoting community collaboration and active learning to advance the creation of just economic policies and systemic change.
See also: Financial Economics, Economics.
Required courses in business:
ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2130 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3210 Financial Management
MGMT 2400 Principles of Management
MKTG 3500 International Marketing and Management
Required courses in economics:
ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 3450 Economics of Development and Growth
ECON 3460 Global Financial Issues
ECON 3480 International Economics
ECON 4850 Seminar in International Business and Economics
Required supporting courses:
ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
HIST 1160 East Asia Since 1600, or HIST 3540 Early Modern China or HIST 3590 Modern Latin America
POSC 2200 Introduction to Comparative Government, or POSC 2250 Introduction to World Politics, or POSC 3300 Haves and Have-nots or POSC 3400 International Political Economy
One course in computer science or mathematics (with advisor’s approval)
Two semesters of foreign language beyond the requirement for the core curriculum (a total of four courses for B.S. and five courses for B.A.). This foreign language requirement will not apply to students who have fulfilled the core requirement because of their fluency in another language.
Study abroad is strongly recommended and lowers the requirement for foreign languages by one course providing that the study abroad experience takes place in a non-English speaking country.
International business and economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ECON 3460 and 3480. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990).
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