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Asian Studies with Emphasis in Business Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

The following must be satisfied to complete a Asian Studies emphasis in Business major:

Total hours: must complete minimum of thirty-six (36) credits, chosen from the approved course list, with a “C-” or better in each course. Classes used to fulfill liberal studies (general education) requirements may not be applied towards the major.

  • Area Specific: 21 credits of area specific coursework must be taken on approved course list.
  • Multinational Business: 15 credits in multinational business courses.
    Students select between two options: international marketing/management or international finance track

Pre-requisite work for business classes: ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 (which are required and may be taken as part of student’s liberal studies requirements). International Finance track also requires ACG 2021.

International Marketing/Management

  • MAN 3240: Organizational Behavior
  • MAN 3600: Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023)
  • MAR 3023: Basic Marketing Concepts (Prerequisites: ECO 2023 and one behavioral science course)
  • And six hours selected from:
  • MAN 4401: Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)
  • MAN 4605: Cross-Cultural Management (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)
  • MAN 4680: Selected Topics in International Management (Valencia, Spain) (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAN 3600)
  • MAN 4701: Business and Society (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)
  • MAR 4156: Multinational Marketing (Prerequisites: MAR 3023, MAN 3600)
  • Or approved substitution
International Finance
  • FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (Prerequisites: ACG 2021, ECO 2013)
  • FIN 3403: Financial Management of the Firm (Prerequisites: ACG 2021, ECO 2023)
  • MAN 3600: Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023)
  • And six hours selected from:
  • FIN 4424: Problems in Financial Management (Prerequisites: CGS 2518, FIN 3244, FIN 3403)
  • FIN 4504: Investments (Prerequisites: CGS 2518, FIN 3244, FIN 3403)
  • FIN 4514: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Prerequisites: CGS 2518, FIN 4504)
  • FIN 4604: Multinational Financial Management (Prerequisites: CGS 2518, FIN 3244, FIN 3403)
  • GEB 4455: Perspectives on Free Enterprise (Prerequisites: FIN 3244, FIN 3403)
  • Or approved substitution

Approved Course List: All courses counted towards the major must come from the approved list of courses. A list is compiled each semester by the advisor – which reflect actual course offerings in each term. You can see the master list of approved courses on the General Bulletin, although these will not include new classes, special topics or interdisciplinary courses. For the approved course list, please contact the Asian Studies undergraduate advisor.

Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science: Students can choose to obtain either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. There is no difference in the requirements for BA or BS degree, it is a personal preference and the department does not recommend one type of degree over the other.

Foreign Language requirement: Students must demonstrate proficient to the intermediate college level in a modern foreign language. Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, or some other Asian language.

This may be accomplished by completing one of these:

  • Completing intermediate level (2220 or equivalent)
  • 12 semester hours in a foreign language with an average grade of at least 3.0 “B”
  • Passing intermediate level language CLEP exam

Although proficiency requirements pertain to all majors, the hours earned to satisfy will not be applied towards minimum 36 required credits. However, language coursework taken beyond the intermediate level (2220 or equivalent) may be counted toward the major.

3000/4000 level requirement: Within the thirty-six (36) required credits, at least eighteen (18) credits must be above the 2999 level.

Internship credit limitations: A maximum combined total of twelve (12) credits in internship, directed individual study or upper-division hours in the major may be counted towards the major.

Second majors: Students who pursue a second major, they may count six (6) credits towards both majors.

Mapping requirements: All students must meet “mapping” requirements. See here.

Minimum cumulative GPA: a minimum of 2.0 in all coursework applied to the major must be maintained.