The Bachelor of Science in International Business degree is intended for students who wish to learn more about the international aspects of business. It provides preparation for a broad range of careers in business, including accounting, management, marketing, economics, information systems, finance, retail, and supply chain management. This degree is also well suited for students wishing to continue their studies in law, international affairs, or graduate education in business and economics.

This degree requires completion of the University Core and Walton College Core courses, as well as course work in international business, a single foreign language and an area of study related to that language. In addition, students must select a concentration in one of the following areas: accounting, business economics, information systems, finance, general business, management, marketing, retail or supply chain management.

Students pursuing a degree in the Sam M. Walton College of Business are classified as pre-business with an intended concentration until all pre-business requirements are fulfilled. For admission into the intended concentration, a student must obtain at least a 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) overall grade-point average, in addition to the completion of all pre-business core courses listed elsewhere in the catalog (or equivalents), also with a minimum 2.50 grade-point average. Further, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the pre-business core courses for admission into the major or for the graduation requirement.

The International Business degree program has eight concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain Management

In the eight-semester degree program for each concentration, the first four semesters of each of concentration are exactly the same.

Graduation Requirements for the B.S.I.B. Degree

Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in each of the following areas: all work completed at this university, all courses in the business core, and all designated international business courses/functional concentration/world language courses. In addition, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the pre-business core courses.

Courses that are required in either Walton College or the international business core and also are required in one of the business concentrations cannot be used to satisfy both requirements. For example, students who take FINN 3703 to satisfy the finance concentration requirements cannot also use it to satisfy the international business requirements.

A. State Minimum Core Requirements17
Not including contributing courses in the Business Core or the World Languages Requirement
American History or Government
Laboratory Science (two courses with labs)
Social Science (one course)
Fine Arts (one course)
B. Pre-Business Core Courses34
Accounting Principles
Accounting Principles II 1
Business Foundations
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Freshman Business Connection
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency
C. Business Core21
The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)
Business Information Systems
Principles of Finance
Managing People and Organizations
Strategic Management
Introduction to Marketing
Integrated Supply Chain Management
D. International Business Course Requirements15
International Trade
International Macroeconomics and Finance
Select three of the following:
Economics of the Developing World
Emerging Markets
The Japanese Economic System
Nation Model United Nations
International Finance
International Management
Global Marketing
International Logistics
(Other 3000/4000 level courses may fulfill this requirement if approved by the department chair)

E. World Language Requirements (9 hours)*

Students whose native language is English or whose native language is not taught at the University of Arkansas must complete nine hours of university course work in a single world language — three hours of intermediate language and six hours of upper-division course work in communications and business language, or equivalent. Based on prior knowledge of language, students may receive degree credit for  courses if they validate their higher placement by passing the business language course (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or above. Students with no previous world language training or only rudimentary knowledge of a world language will be required to complete up to nine hours of additional world language requirements — in addition to the nine hours of specified language. No degree credit will be given for world language courses below 2003 course level. Students may select one of the following language tracks:

Arabic
Intermediate Arabic I
Intensive Arabic II
Honors Intensive Arabic II
Intensive Arabic III
Honors Intensive Arabic III
Any upper level ARAB course
Chinese
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Advanced Chinese
Conversation
Any upper level CHIN course
French
Intermediate French I (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2013)
Intermediate French II (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2023)
Advanced French
Introduction to Business French
Any upper level FREN course
German
Intermediate German I (ACTS Equivalency = GERM 2013)
Intermediate German II (ACTS Equivalency = GERM 2023)
Advanced German I
Conversation
Professional German I
Italian
Intermediate Italian I
Intermediate Italian II
Italian Conversation
Advanced Italian Conversation
Any upper level ITAL course
Japanese
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Honors Intermediate Japanese II
Advanced Japanese Conversation
Honors Advanced Japanese Conversation
Advanced Reading in Japanese
Honors Advanced Reading in Japanese
Intensive Advanced Japanese
Honors Intensive Advanced Japanese
Any upper level JAPN course
Spanish
Intermediate Spanish I (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2013)
Intermediate Spanish II (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2023)
Honors Intermediate Spanish II
Advanced Spanish
Conversation and Composition
Any upper level SPAN course
Business Spanish I

Students whose native language is not English but is taught at the University of Arkansas must select a third language from the list above or substitute six hours of upper-division English language courses (i.e., speech, writing, or U.S. literature), to be selected with the consent of an adviser and department chair. Those students whose native language is not taught at the University of Arkansas will normally be required to select a third language.

F. Area Studies Requirements (6 hours)*

For students taking a world language, six hours of upper-division coursework in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences are required. Domestic students can satisfy this requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Any upper division foreign language course,
  2. Minor in a foreign language, and/or
  3. Select upper division courses related to the world language to include:
    1. Arabic – any upper division course for Middle Eastern Studies (MEST) to include MEST 4003, MEST 4003H or additional courses listed under MEST in the university catalog
    2. Chinese/Japanese/Asian Studies – any upper division course for Asian Studies (AIST)
    3. French – any upper division course for EUST
    4. German – any upper division course for EUST Italian – any upper division course for EUST
    5. Spanish – any upper division course for Latin American Studies (LALS)  to include LALS 4003, LALS 4003H, or additional courses listed under LALS in the university catalog.

International students may satisfy this requirement in one of two ways:

  1. For students who choose to take a third language, area studies requirements are the same as those for domestic students.
  2. Students may choose to take six hours of upper division English (ENGL) coursework in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

G. International Experience Requirement

At a minimum, a student must complete a study abroad program approved by the Walton College of at least four weeks and six credit hours, or work abroad, or work with the international division of a domestic company as part of their program. Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to seek job experience in a company located in a country related to their foreign language requirement.  International students may elect to meet this requirement by working in their home country by obtaining prior approval from their adviser and department chair.

H. Concentrations (18 hours)

Students must take six courses in one of the following concentrations:
Accounting
Business Economics
Finance
General Business
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Retail
Supply Chain Management

Each concentration requires 3 hours of interdisciplinary electives.

Accounting Concentration

ACCT 3723Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3753Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3843Fundamentals of Taxation I3
Three hours Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Choose two of the following three courses:6
Accounting Technology
Product, Project and Service Costing
Audit and Assurance Services
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Accounting Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (State Minimum Core - Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)23  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
Intermediate World Language I (2003/2013 level) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems23  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)33  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management2  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations2  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)4  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)   4
All pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance23  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing23  
ACCT 3723 Intermediate Accounting I3  
ACCT 3843 Fundamentals of Taxation I3  
International Business and Collateral Elective3  
ACCT 3753 Intermediate Accounting II  3
ACCT Elective  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)5  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
International Business and Collateral Elective3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
ACCT Elective  3
Area Studies Course  3
International Business and Collateral Elective  3
Junior/Senior Business Electives  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Business Economics Concentration 

ECON 3033Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3133Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 4333Economics of Organizations3
ECON 4743Introduction to Econometrics3
Junior/Senior Economics Electives6
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Business Economics Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency23  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2033 Business Foundations for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)4  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1) 5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
All pre-business requirements should be met by the end of term.
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance33  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
ECON 3133 Macroeconomic Theory3  
Junior/Senior Economics Elective3  
US History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
ECON 3033 Microeconomic Theory  3
ECON 4743 Introduction to Econometrics  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.2, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)6  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ECON 4333 Economics of Organizations3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
International Business Elective3  
Junior/Senior Economics elective  3
International Business Electives  6
Area Studies Course  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Finance Concentration 

FINN 3053Financial Markets and Institutions3
FINN 3703International Finance3
FINN 3063Investments3
or FINN 3603 Corporate Finance
FINN 4133Advanced Investments3
or FINN 4233 Advanced Corporate Finance
Junior/Senior Finance Electives6
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Finance Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
Intermediate Foreign Language (2003 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2033 Business Foundations for Innovators and Entrepreneurs3  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)43  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance**  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)   4
All pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
FINN 3053 Financial Markets and Institutions3  
Junior/Senior Finance Elective3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
FINN 3063 Investments
or FINN 3603 Corporate Finance
  3
FINN 3703 International Finance  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)6  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 4133 Advanced Investments
or FINN 4233 Advanced Corporate Finance
3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
Junior/Senior Finance Elective3  
Area Studies Course  3
International Business and Collateral Elective  9
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

General Business Concentration 

3000/4000-level courses in Walton College; no more than 9 hours in a single academic area15
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with General Business Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)4  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance33  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Elective3  
International Business Elective3  
General Business Course3  
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)6  3
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
International Business Elective3  
General Business Elective3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
General Business Electives  9
Area Studies Course  3
International Business Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Information Systems Concentration 

ISYS 2263Principles of Information Systems3
ISYS 3293Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 3393Business Application Development Fundamentals3
ISYS 4283Business Database Systems3
Three hours of Junior/Senior Information Systems Electives3
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Information Systems Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)4  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1) 5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)   4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance33  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
ISYS 2263 Principles of Information Systems3  
International Business Elective3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
ISYS 3293 Systems Analysis and Design  3
ISYS 3393 Business Application Development Fundamentals  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)6  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 4283 Business Database Systems3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Elective3  
Area Studies Courses  3
International Business Elective  6
Junior/Senior Information Systems Elective  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Management Concentration 

MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
SEVI 4583International Management3
Junior/Senior Management Electives9
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with  Management Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
Intermediate World Language course (2003/2013 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
Foreign Language course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)4  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)   4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance33  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3  
International Business Elective3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
SEVI 4583 International Management  3
Junior/Senior MGMT Elective  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)6  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Junior/Senior MGMT Elective3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
International Business Elective3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4) 4  
Junior/Senior MGMT Elective  3
Area Studies Course  3
International Business Elective  3
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Elective  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Marketing Concentration

MKTG 3553Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 3633Marketing Research3
MKTG 4633Global Marketing3
MKTG 4853Marketing Management3
Junior/Senior Marketing Elective3
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Marketing Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)23  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)33  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems33  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)43  
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations3  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)4  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)5  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance33  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing33  
ECON 4633 International Trade3  
International Business Elective3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)63  
MKTG 3553 Consumer Behavior  3
MKTG 3633 Marketing Research  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Area Studies Course   3
U.S. History or Government (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MKTG 4633 Global Marketing3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
International Business Elective3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
MKTG 4853 Marketing Management  3
Junior/Senior MKTG Elective  3
International Business Elective  3
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Elective  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Retail Concentration 

MKTG 3553Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 3633Marketing Research3
MKTG 4433Retail Strategy3
MKTG 4443Retail Buying and Merchandise3
Select three courses from the following:9
Marketing Topics
Integrated Marketing Communications
New Product Development
Global Marketing
DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management
Total Hours21

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Retail Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)*3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)**3  
ISYS 1120 Computer Competency Requirement0  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level or higher)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems**3  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)***3  
U.S. History or Political Science (University Core)3  
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management**  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations**  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)***  3
Fine Art/Humanities (University Core)  3
Natural Science (University Core)  4
All pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 **3  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing**3  
ECON 4633 International Trade3  
International Business and Collateral Elective3  
Social Science (University Core)3  
MKTG 3553 Consumer Behavior  3
MKTG 3633 Marketing Research  3
MGMT 3013   3
International Business and Collateral Elective  3
Area Studies Course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MKTG 4443 Retail Buying and Merchandise3  
3 hour specified MKTG or SCMT course3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science (University Core)4  
MKTG 4433 Retail Strategy  3
3 hour specified MKTG or SCMT course  3
3 hour specified MKTG or SCMT course  3
International Business and Collateral Elective  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

* Must be completed prior to WCOB 1033.

** Must be completed prior to MGMT 3013.

*** Must be completed prior to taking any 3000 or 4000 level business courses.

Supply Chain Management Concentration 

SCMT 3443DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 3643International Logistics3
Junior/Senior Supply Chain Management Electives6
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives3
Total Hours18

In the eight-semester degree programs of each concentration, the first four semesters are exactly the same. In addition to the coursework listed below, students must complete an International Experience Requirement. Courses in BOLD must be taken in the semester designated. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations noted below are preferred.

International Business B.S.I.B. with Supply Chain Management Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students who wish to pursue the eight-semester degree program should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)*3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)**3  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
Intermediate World Language (2003/2013 level or higher) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Foreign Language (3000 level or higher)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems**3  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)***3  
Foreign Language Course (3000 level or higher)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations**  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)***  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)  3
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance**3  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing**3  
SCMT 3613 SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3  
International Business Elective3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
SCMT 3443 DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management  3
SCMT 3643 International Logistics  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
ECON 4633 International Trade  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity requirement)   3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Junior/Senior SCMT Elective3  
ECON 4643 International Macroeconomics and Finance3  
International Business Elective3  
Area Studies Course3  
Natural Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Junior/Senior SCMT Elective  3
Area Studies Course  3
International Business Elective  3
Junior/Senior Interdisciplinary Electives  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

International Business Minor for Business Students

The Walton College offers a minor for students desiring more knowledge in international programs to assist them with their business careers. The minor requires completion of 21 required hours of study (including equivalencies). The 21 hours include the following courses:

Select seven of the following:21
Economics of the Developing World
Emerging Markets
The Japanese Economic System
International Trade
International Macroeconomics and Finance
International Economics and Business Seminar
International Finance
Global Marketing
3 hours of Study Abroad led by Walton College faculty
International Logistics
Other – Department Chair approval needed
Total Hours21

Students must also complete six hours of intermediate foreign language.

Students whose native language is English or whose native language is not taught at the University of Arkansas must complete six hours of university course work in a single foreign language. Students who, on the basis of prior knowledge of language, omit one or both courses in the intermediate language sequence — at 2003 and 2013 level — may receive degree credit for omitted courses if they validate their higher placement by passing the business language course (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or above. Students with no previous foreign language training or only rudimentary knowledge of a foreign language will be required to complete up to six hours of elementary foreign language. Students whose native language is not English but is taught at the University of Arkansas must select a third language from the list below, or substitute six hours of upper-division English language courses (i.e., speech, writing, or U.S. literature), to be selected with the consent of the department chair. Those students whose native language is not taught at the University of Arkansas will normally be required to select a third language.

Students may select from one of the following language tracks:

Arabic
ARAB 2016Intensive Arabic II6
Chinese
CHIN 2003Intermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 2013Intermediate Chinese II3
French
FREN 2003Intermediate French I (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2013)3
FREN 2013Intermediate French II (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2023)3
German
GERM 2003Intermediate German I (ACTS Equivalency = GERM 2013)3
GERM 2013Intermediate German II (ACTS Equivalency = GERM 2023)3
Italian
ITAL 2003Intermediate Italian I3
ITAL 2013Intermediate Italian II3
Japanese
JAPN 2003Intermediate Japanese I3
JAPN 2013Intermediate Japanese II3
or JAPN 2013H Honors Intermediate Japanese II
Russian
RUSS 2003Intermediate Russian I3
RUSS 2013Intermediate Russian II3
Spanish
SPAN 2003Intermediate Spanish I (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2013)3
SPAN 2013Intermediate Spanish II (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2023)3
Swahili
SWAH 2003Intermediate Swahili I3
SWAH 2013Intermediate Swahili II3

Students who desire to earn an International Business minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of their intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor. All upper level minor requirements must be taken in residence.