Jan 25, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

International Business, BBA

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International Business Curriculum

The international business major provides students with a broad-based business management education with an international perspective focusing on a general understanding of the economic, political, historical, geographical and cultural factors that affect international business opportunities, strategies, policies and practices. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to cover the international business environment so that its effects on business opportunities and problems are clearly understood.

The international business major prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions with business and government. Students find career opportunities with business firms involved with international trade or with controlling interests in foreign production and marketing facilities. Various governmental agencies - state, national and international - also offer numerous career opportunities for the major.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

Foundation of Knowledge

International Business Major


The major in international business requires 30 hours with at least 12 hours of advanced coursework in the major completed at SFA. (The three hours of MGMT 3370  also are used in the Foundation of Knowledge. The course will only be counted once towards the 120 hour total.) GPA requirements include a minimum 2.0 overall, within the business foundation and within the major.

General Electives

The student may be required to take additional courses to meet the 120 hour requirement.  To be discussed with advisor.

Total hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View the In-Residence Requirement, Policy 6.15.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year



Sophomore Year


Junior Year

Senior Year


  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective/major requirement Credit(s): 3 **
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3


  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective/major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3

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