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Sample Four-Year Plan 2016—17

Global Business

Global Business Program

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Business Management
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Western Europe
  • Study in Spain
  • International Business Institute (IBI)
    The International Business Institute (IBI) Program is a 10-week, 12-credit-hour academic summer program that allows business students to incorporate a distinctive international experience into their field of study.

    The IBI program facilitates personal interaction with business leaders from top multinational corporations. Visits with industry leaders and top policy makers have included Daimler Benz, Nestlé, the Bank of England, and the British Parliament. Travel normally includes visits to England, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe, India, and China.

    Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis. Students should apply early in the fall semester of their junior year. The program is normally completed the summer between the student's junior and senior years. The IBI Program may be taken to satisfy some requirements for the global business major or even other majors. The total cost including airfare, hotels, 12 credits of courses is approximately 22,000 dollars – but is an experience of a life-time.

    The IBI Program courses are (12 credits):
    • Comparative Economic Systems - ECON 3250
    • International Trade and Finance - BSNS 4170
    • Global Marketing - BSNS 4250
    • Global Business Strategy - BSNS 4450

    For additional information, visit the website www.ibi-program.org, or contact Dickey LaVerne (Study Abroad) or Dan Sterkenburg (School of Business Administration).

  • Other Study Programs

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Global Business

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ANTH-1800 Cultural Anthropology 3
BTGE-1720 Spiritual Formation 3
BTGE-2730 Old Testament Literature 3
BUS-1000 The Business Profession 2
COM-1100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG-1400 Composition 3
GMTH-1020 College Algebra 3
GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture 3
HUM-1400 Introduction to the Humanities 3
ITM-1500 Information Technology for Business 2
ITM-1510 Software Tools for Business 2
Biology Elective 3.5
Total 33.5
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT-2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BTGE-2740 New Testament Literature 3
BTGE-3755 Theology I 3
BETH-2260 World Religions 3
BUS-2150 Statistics for Business 3
COM-2140 Intercultural Communication 3
ECON-2330 Microeconomics 3
PEF-1990 Physical Activity and the Christian Life 2
MRKT-3500 Principles of Marketing 3
Global Studies Area Focus 3
LIT-2XXX Literature Elective 3
Total 35
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BTGE-3765 Theology II 3
BUS-3000 The Business Experience 1
BUS-4420 Busines Ethics and Social Responsibility 2
ECON-2340 Macroeconomics 3
FIN-3710 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT-3500 Principles of Organization and Management 3
Global Studies Area Focus 8-9
Global Studies Concentration Requirements 3
Electives 3-4
Total 30
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BUS-2180 Business Law 3
BUS-3910 International Business 3
INTL-3190 Global Issues 3
MGMT-4510 Strategic Management 3
Global Studies Area Focus 5
Global Studies Concentration Requirements 9
Physical Science Elective 3.5
Total 29.5

Integrated Business Core

As part of the Business Administration curriculum, most juniors choose to participate in the Integrated Business Core (IBC). This innovative program will help you develop a cross-disciplinary view of business. You will take Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, as well as Principles of Finance along with a course called the IBC Practicum. The first three courses are taught so that you’ll be prepared for the activities and requirements of the fourth course. As part of the practicum, you will form a company, write a business plan, obtain a loan, implement your plan, make a profit, and close down operations. While running the company, you will also choose a local nonprofit organization to provide a minimum of 10 hours of work per student and all of your profits at the end of the semester. The IBC gives you more ownership of the learning process and provides practical, real-life experience of actually doing what you are learning about. In the years since its inception at Cedarville University, IBC students have donated 4,884 hours of service and $37,900 to nonprofit organizations.