Mar 23, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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International Business (BA)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus, Online

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Students majoring in international business must also complete business core courses and meet School of Business exit requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze economic problems using appropriate mathematical theories and techniques. Use appropriate model to solve a given economic problem. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Develop cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural business contexts. (Cross-curricular Skill: Intercultural Knowledge)
  • Recognize the connections among ideas and experiences to synthesize and transfer learning to new and complex situations within an international business context. (Cross-curricular Skill: Integrative Learning)
  • Recognize the tools to lead more diverse, inclusive and equitable organizations. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity)

Exit Requirements for Business Majors

In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Coursework Required

Foreign Language (8 credits)

  • Introductory I and II

Cultural Experience and/or Additional Foreign Language (6-8 credits)

  • Intermediate Foreign Language I 3-4 credits
  • Intermediate Foreign Language II 3-4 credits
  • Student Exchange-International
    EXCH 289 , EXCH 389 , or EXCH 489  1-8 credits

Cultural, Political, Geographic Studies (6 credits)

 Choose two (2) courses:

Total: 38-40 credits


* If EXCH course is used to satisfy the Cultural Experience/Additional Foreign Language requirement, it cannot be used to satisfy electives.

General Education Requirements

Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guideline 7.6.B.

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)

Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guidelines 7.6.A.

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)

Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)

Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • One year sequence of a foreign language.
  • Two courses from different disciplines than foreign language.


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