International Business and Culture
About the B.A. in International Business and Culture
- Three-year degree program option
- Preparation for careers in business, industry and not-for profits
- Preparation for graduate programs in law, business, public administration or economics
- Experiential, hands-on integrative learning through case studies and computer simulations
- Real-world experience through internships
- Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world
A major mission of the University is to prepare students to function effectively in an increasingly global environment. Even organizations that operate in a single country are influenced by international events and decisions made by companies based in other countries. To be successful, it is imperative that organizations and their employees understand the international environment and the various issues that confront these business organizations.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Culture focuses on the following four goals:
- Provide students with an international perspective.
- Offer students functional business skills, knowledge and abilities to effectively operate in an international environment.
- Give students proficiency in a foreign language and an understanding of other cultures to facilitate their ability to adapt internationally.
- Combine these areas by having students participate in international activities through study abroad and international internship experiences.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Culture, offered through the School of Global Business, provides the necessary background for students to function effectively in both domestic and international organizations. The program combines liberal arts, business, language and international study.
First-year students (freshmen) and transfer students admitted to the University can apply for and be accepted directly into the program. To continue in the program, a student admitted as first-year student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher after the third semester (i.e., end of the first semester of the sophomore year). A transfer students with more than 30 credits in transfer will be accepted into the program if he or she has a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.80 or higher. To continue in the program, a transfer student would have to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher in his or her first 15 credits completed at Arcadia University.
Senior Capstone Experience
All majors complete a Senior Thesis. This project involves integrating prior knowledge, preparing written reports, and making a public presentation. For majors in International Business and Culture, this requirement is satisfied by successful completion of BA 471 Internship and BA 495 Policy Formulation and Administration, both of which are required courses for the major.
Accreditation and Memberships
The Arcadia School of Global Business International Business & Culture program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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The Arcadia School of Global Business is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).