International Business, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences + Global Business Development, M.S. (BA/MS 4+1 Degree Program)
What is it?
It will prepare students to start or accelerate careers related to international business
development across a wide variety of sectors. As economies continue to be integrated
via trade, investment and advanced technology, an increasing number of companies seek
qualified global professionals. They seek culturally intelligent individuals capable
of employing data-driven and relationship approaches to growing international sales
and global business opportunities. The program is designed to provide graduates with
the analytical skills, entrepreneurial perspectives, and cross-cultural competencies
needed to successfully engage in sales and business development in a global context.
Upon completion of the program, students should be competent in leading efforts --
either in established organizations or in their own ventures -- to identify, analyze,
assess, and pursue international sales and business opportunities for both U.S. and
Students must apply and be admitted to the BA/MS 4+1 degree (BMGBD). Undergraduate
International Business students may apply for the program at the end of the junior
year with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 among all completed courses. A GMAT or GRE
is not required for admission; however, we do recommend a GMAT or GRE for applicants
with an undergraduate GPA of below 3.3.
How it Works
Students who choose the 4+1 program option will begin the M.S. part of the program in the final semester of their senior year by taking two graduate courses. Three graduate courses (B A 676, FIN 654, and MKTG 769) will substitute for three required undergraduate courses (MKTG 376, FIN 329, and B A 405). In the 5th year of this option, students will complete the remainder of the M.S. degree requirements.
Students must achieve at least a 3.0 average in the courses numbered 500 and above
and specified on their official program for the 30-unit master's degree. If for any
reason a student does not satisfactorily complete the requirements for the Master
of Science in Global Business Development degree, they will be awarded the B.A. degree
in International Business, upon completion of the requirements for the B.A. degree.
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Current and prospective undergraduate International Business majors can contact us at [email protected] for more information.