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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Business: International Business (AS)

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Division of Business & Professional Studies

Students will learn how American and international businesses interrelate. An in-depth study of American and international business practices and strategies is performed using case study analysis, experiential learning exercises, team activities, guest speakers and the writing and presenting of student research/reaction papers. The concentration includes the following topics: international trade and banking policies and procedures, the impact of culture, demographics and infrastructure on global trade, and how marketing, law, politics, management and human resources are performed in the international marketplace. Also, a broad academic foundation in the sciences, humanities, communications and social sciences is part of the concentration. The program includes a language component, an optional internship, and the development of a team-based export business plan.

International internships and study abroad opportunities are strongly encouraged, and are available through the collaboration of the Business Department and MassBay’s Office of International Education and Study Abroad Programs.

Students who complete the International Business Associate degree can take the certified Global Business Professional certification offered by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators to earn the Certified Global Business Professional certification. This prestigious certification designates a level of professionalism in various aspects of international business.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science in General Business with a concentration in International Business is awarded.

The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in global firms and organizations and provides a strong foundation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in international business.

Program Outcomes

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credits: 13

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 16/18

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/18

Total Credits: 60/65

Program Notes

In order to fulfill the critical thinking graduate competency, students must pass the Critical Thinking Challenge Exam or complete CT 100 .

This program may qualify for MassTransfer with select public institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Foreign languages - Language Sequence:

French, Hindi, Italian and Spanish

Science Electives:

Biology, Chemistry, Contemporary Nutrition (NS 101 ), Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Physics

Math Elective:

100-level Mathematics or higher (not MAC). MA 104  is strongly recommended

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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