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BBA with an International Emphasis

Neeley School Courses
International Awareness Courses
Language Proficiency
Experiential Component
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Business students may complement their major in Accounting, E-Business, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, (Finance with Real Estate Emphasis), and Marketing by designating an International Emphasis and satisfying the goals and requirements of the International Emphasis program. The program provides a structure to recognize students who have achieved a unique combination of experience, academic coursework, and international skills resulting in a cross-cultural competency. Students may receive a BBA degree in Accounting, E-Business, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, (Finance with Real Estate Emphasis), or Marketing with an international emphasis. A special designation will be placed on the transcript of those students successfully completing the requirements of the program. The international emphasis may not be added to majors outside of the Neeley School.

Part I: Neeley School Courses (at least 6 semester hours)

Required: 6 hours from the following courses (3 of the 6 hours must be FINA 40623, MANA 40223, or MARK 40213, depending on the student's major.)
FINA 40623 International Finance
MANA 40223 International Management
MARK 40213 International Marketing

Part II: International Awareness Courses (at least 9 semester hours)

A minimum of 3 semester hours from each of the following three groups of courses:
Economics either ECON 50123, ECON 50133, or ECON 50443
Geography either GEOG 10003 or GEOG 30503

At least 1 course from the following:
Political Science POSC 20303, POSC 30303, or POSC 30503
Journalism JOUR 40543

Part III: Language Proficiency

1. The student must be proficient in at least one language other than English. For students whose primary language is English, proficiency in a second language must be demonstrated through successful completion of 18 semester hours of coursework in one language or the maximum hours offered in one language or equivalent proficiency as approved by their department chair.

2. For students whose second language is other than those taught at TCU, students should work with their department chair to determine a method of demonstrating proficiency.

3. For students whose primary language is not English, proficiency in both their primary and secondary languages must be demonstrated. Students should work with their department chair to determine a method of demonstrating proficiency in their primary language. Completion of the English courses required in the UCR or their equivalents will be sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in their secondary language of English.

Part IV: Experiential Component

1. Students working toward an international emphasis will be required to obtain significant experience in a foreign culture. A combination of study, work, or living abroad may be used to satisfy the requirement. While there is no specific time requirement, students must demonstrate to the major department chair or designated faculty advisory committee focused involvement in a foreign culture.

2. The experiential component may be waived for foreign students.


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