MaconCatalog : The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business : International Business (INB)
 
International Business (INB)
The major in international business provides students with the educational background, practical knowledge, and engaged experiences to prepare them for employment opportunities related to international business or international affairs. These opportunities may be in the United States or abroad, and may be with traditional profit seeking firms, non-profit entities, or government agencies. Students excelling in this major should also be well positioned for graduate studies in international business.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in international business will be required to successfully complete the general education and business core curricula of SHSB. Beyond this, a total of 30 to 41 credit hours are required to complete a major in international business. These courses will be attained in two distinct areas: a common core area and a supplemental depth track, chosen by the student. Specifically, students pursuing a major in international business will be required to successfully complete the following courses:
 
Common Core for Major: (12 hours)
1. International Economics
(ECN 441)
2. International Finance
(FIN 451)
3. International Management and Marketing
(MKT/MGT 472)
4. Seminar in Economic Growth
(ECN 448) OR
5. Intermediate Macroeconomics
(ECN 303)
 
Track Designation: (9 hours (minimum requirement))
Students pursuing an international business degree will be required to declare and pursue studies in a “track” designed to provide supporting depth knowledge within a particular discipline. Generally, each track will consist of at least 9 credit hours of upper division course work. Satisfactory performance in the track courses will be required to complete the major. Thus, at the time the major is declared, the student will choose a desired track. Faculty within disciplines will decide what the curricular requirements will be for a specified track in consultation with the student. Courses within the track should be, to the best possible extent, courses that would add value to the marketability and expected productivity of a student in pursuit of activities in the area of international business. Tracks available include:
1. Economics
2. Finance
3. Marketing
4. Management
5. Foreign affairs/International relations track
Additional Requirements for the International Business Major:
Language Requirement: Students must complete FLL 111-112 and FLL 251-252; or satisfy the equivalent based on university and departmental requirements.
Students whose primary language is other than English will not be required to complete this requirement. Determination as to whether this is applicable will follow norms and regulations established in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Experiential Component:
Students must complete one of the two curricular requirements below:
1. Business Studies Abroad (BUS 413) OR
2. Any Mercer University Study Abroad Experience (outside of SHSB) AND BUS 305 (Business Internship)
 
Minors in international business are also available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Beyond the requirements of the business core curriculum, which includes all necessary prerequisites for the courses listed below, a minor in international business consists of a total of 9 credit hours. Specifically, students pursuing a minor in international business will be required to complete the following courses:
 
1. International Economics
(ECN 441)
2. International Finance
(FIN 451)
3. International Management and Marketing
(MKT/MGT 472)
 
Courses used for a student’s major may not be used toward this minor. This double-counting prohibition will not preclude a student from earning one of these minors under circumstances where his/her major requires that s/he broaden him/herself by taking a depth area, a minor, or professional-area electives over and above the courses required for his/her major.