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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

International Business Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, AN, LO, ELI

Purpose:  This specialization provides knowledge and skills in international business and is designed to prepare students for initial full-time employment or advancement in present employment. The occupational objectives include administrative assistant, branch manager, supervisor, or office manager in an international firm. Careers exist in import-export management for small business and as an international marketing specialist.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Intro to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Prin. of Accounting II 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Math 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Application or  
  ITE  115  Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MKT 201 Intro to Marketing 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 202 Applied Management Principles 3
BUS 280 Intro to International Business 3
5CST Elective 3
6ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
___ Foreign Language 3
Total   15
4th Semester
BUS 220 Intro to Business Statistics 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
FIN 248 International Finance 3
MKT 275 International Marketing 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the International Business Specialization =66

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

6 ECO 201 or 202 may be substituted for ECO 120.