International Relations (Global Business)

The Global Business major is a joint program consisting of courses offered by the School of International Relations in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Marshall School of Business.  Students successfully completing the program receive a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Business.  Please note that the diploma will read, BA in International Relations, and the emphasis will not appear on the diploma.  This program is available to students with junior standing who have met the prerequisites listed below.  Majors in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Business will explore the analytical concepts of the relations between states and other international actors with in the context of the global economy thorough a combination of IR courses and foreign language study.  Students will choose one global business specialization from International Finance, International Financial Management, Global Marketing and Global Management completing a specific sequence of courses in the Marshall School of Business.

This is an ideal major for students interested in combining the breadth offered by international relations coursework and the skills acquired in business courses.  Students will be prepared to enter the public or private sector or graduate programs in business, law, political economy, public policy, and international relations, among others.

This is an excerpt from the USC Catalogue. The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to major in the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Global Business) will apply to the Office of Student Affairs in the School of International Relations (VKC 301) during the Spring of their Sophomore year.  They must achieve a B average or better in IR 210 and another IR course and must have a 3.0 overall GPA.  Students will be admitted to the major with Junior standing upon completion of the following prerequisites:

  • ECON 203: Principles of Microeconomics -or- ECON 351x: Microeconomics for Business
  • ECON 205: Principles of Macroeconomics -or- ECON 352x: Macroeconomics for Business
  • MATH 118: Fundamental Principles of Calculus
  • IR 210: International Relations: Introductory Analysis
  • IR 300 or 400 level course (to be counted toward IR coursework)

International Relations Coursework

  • 1 International Political Economy Elective (IR 324, 325, 326, 330)
  • 1 Regional Course
  • 1 IR 400 Level Course
  • 3 IR Upper Division Level Courses

 

Total 24 Units

Marshall School Coursework

  • ACCT 410x: Foundations of Accounting -or- BUAD 285a: Accounting Fundamentals, Financial & Managerial Accounting

In order to ensure that students obtain a cohesive focus in their studies, each student must select one of the following four options and complete the required courses listed.  Please be advised of the prerequisites for many of the courses listed below.  Also, be sure to review the USC Catalog.

 

International Finance Option
  • BUAD 215x: Foundations of Business Finance (Prerequisite:ACCT 410 or BUAD 285a or BUAD 305)
  • BUAD 306: Business Finance (Prerequisite: ACCT 410 or BUAD 280 or BUAD 285a or BUAD 286b or BUAD 305 & ECON 251 or ECON 351)
  • BUAD 310: Applied Business Statistics
  • BUAD 350: Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions (Prerequisite: ECON 203 and 205; MATH 118 or MATH 125)
    ECON 305: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Prerequisite: ECON 203 and 205; MATH 118 or 125)
  • FBE 462: International Trade and Commercial Policy (Prerequisite: ECON 203 & 205 or ECON 251 & 252 or ECON 351 & 352)
  • FBE 464: International Finance (Prerequisite: BUAD 310)
International Financial Management Option
  • BUAD 215: Foundations of Business Finance (Prerequisite: ACCT 410 or BUAD 285a or BUAD 305)
  • BUAD 306: Business Finance (Prerequisite: ACCT 410 or BUAD 280 or BUAD 285a or BUAD 286b or BUAD 305 & ECON 251 or ECON 351)
  • BUAD 310: Applied Business Statistics
  • FBE 432: Corporate Financial Strategy (Prerequisite: BUAD 215 or BUAD 306)
  • FBE 436: Financial Management of Multinational Corporations (Prerequisite: BUAD 306)
  • FBE 462: International Trade and Commercial Policy (Prerequisite: ECON 203 & 205 or ECON 251 & 252 or ECON 351 and 352)
Global Marketing Option
  • BUAD 307: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BUAD 310: Applied Business Statistics
  • MKT 450: Consumer Behavior and Marketing
  • MKT 465: Global Marketing Management (Prerequisite: BUAD 307)
  • MKT 470: Marketing Research (Prerequisite: BUAD 307 or JOUR 340)
Global Management Option
  • BUAD 304: Leading Organizations
  • MOR 431: Interpersonal Competence and Development (Prerequisite: BUAD 304)
  • MOR 462: Management Consulting (Recommended Preparation: BUAD 304)
  • MOR 470: Global Leadership (Recommended Preparation: BUAD 304)
  • MOR 492: Global Strategy

Total 24 Units

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