Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

International Business

International Business Thematic Thread

In this International Business thread, students will understand the role of global markets and its impact on businesses. Students will have an opportunity to explore how global media structures, cross-cultural environment or climate changes affect businesses. They will be able to analyze information necessary to evaluate a business, and understand that a well-managed business requires a macroeconomic view when operating internationally. Students will be aware of how national governments and international institutions like the International Monetary Fund or World Trade Organization shape globalization and the competitive environment in which international firms conduct business. They will be able to understand and minimize the exchange rate risks that multinational enterprises are facing, be able to compare different healthcare system infrastructures, and to understand diverse aspects of global business encompassing economic, financial, technological, political, and cultural differences. 

Faculty Liaison: Sunita Mondal

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Financial Accounting
Foreign Policy
Spanish for the Business World
Arabic Language and Culture I
Arabic Language and Culture II
Arabic Language and Culture III
Chinese Language and Culture I
Chinese Language and Culture II
Chinese Language and Culture III
French Language and Culture I
French Language and Culture II
French Language and Culture III
Japanese Language and Culture I
Japanese Language and Culture II
Japanese Language and Culture III
Korean Language and Culture I
Korean Language and Culture II
Korean Language and Culture III
Spanish Language & Culture I
Spanish Language & Culture II
Spanish Language & Culture III
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
International Political Economy
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Global Media
Global Learning and Diversity
Dynamics of Global Commerce
Transnational Crime & Justice
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Cybersecurity in the Era of Evolving Technology
Earth's Changing Climate
Society and Institutions
International Economics
Healthcare Systems: Global Perspectives and Analysis
Issues in Global Business
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

International Business Thematic Thread (INBU)