This program is offered online and at Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park. All students matriculated in this degree program prior to Winter 2012 will have the opportunity to complete their degree at the location at which they are currently enrolled if that opportunity was available previously.
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Explores the diverse environments, management concerns, financial issues, and marketing questions faced by international business organizations. Students gain a heightened global awareness as they seek the knowledge and skills needed to function competitively in an increasingly interdependent world.
Examines the various international trade theories, policies, practices, and current controversies regarding national trade policies. Also explores the influences of the World Trade Organization and international trade agreements on government and corporate trade practices. Focuses on the operational aspects of conducting international trade.
An introduction to the various concepts of marketing in an international setting. Addresses the global issues that challenge marketers. Topics include techniques for entering and exploiting international markets, the elements of an international marketing mix, and the cultural influences on marketing management and strategies.
Prerequisites: IBS201, MKT220
An introduction to the various aspects of international management. Topics include the challenges of managing international organizations, the impact of culture on organizations, and the management of cultural diversity at home and abroad.
Prerequisites: IBS201, MGT220
Provides an introduction to international banking, financial markets, global government, and private financial institutions. Covers the financial functions that multinational corporations, government agencies, and other organizations use in their funding and investment activities.
Prerequisites: FIN301, IBS201
Covers the organization, functions, and processes of a global purchasing department. Examines various global sourcing and logistical management topics.
Prerequisites: IBS201, MGT220
Students move beyond theory to the application of business principles when placed in a variety of challenging workplace scenarios. By analyzing financials, internal and external environments, strategies, and operations of global companies, students make decisions on which international markets to enter, strategies to grow the business, and how to combat global competitive pressure.
Prerequisites: IBS225, IBS240, IBS341
Integrates the concepts and practices of using the various functional areas of business to build and consolidate a sustainable competitive advantage in the global arena. Examines the framework needed for the successful formulation of a corporate mission and global corporate strategies. Analyzes strategic problems unique to global business.
Prerequisites: IBS225, IBS240, IBS341
An introduction to computer-based applications and simulations in business. Students will learn the concepts and software used by business organizations in order to simulate real-life problem solving.
Prerequisites: BUS100, CIS115
International Business Electives*
Covers basic financial accounting elements, definitions, and statements. Students learn how to read and understand financial statements and how to use them in making financial business decisions.
An introduction to the use of accounting information for management planning, control in budget preparation, and the evaluation of cost behavior. Students learn how to prepare and interpret cash flow statements and make managerial decisions based on financial statement analyses.
Prerequisite: ACC110 or ACC112
Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how businesses are organized and managed. Students will learn about the various internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system.
2 Credit Hours24 Clock Hours
Explores career development opportunities and strategies. Stresses entry-level job requirements and upward career paths. Covers resume writing skills, interviewing techniques, and the importance of professionalism. Continues the student's orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework, which includes content collection and compiling a professional ePortfolio.
Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.
Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.
Prerequisites: BUS226 and departmental approval
Provides an overview of the fundamental principles of financial theory and practice. Students become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business. Topics include financial analysis, planning and control, budgeting and forecasting, and short- and long-term financing.
Prerequisites: ACC113, MAT212
Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.
Prerequisite: BUS100 or prior approval
Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process. Provides a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion) along with introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.
An introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn how to use software packages, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Includes an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework, which includes Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.
An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.
Strengthens the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG105. Encourages students to develop an appreciation and understanding of various works of literature and utilize literature to enhance critical thinking and writing.
Designed to help students improve oral communication skills. Emphasis is placed on identifying good and poor speech habits, techniques for improving speech, oral interpretation, effective speech planning and delivery, and interpersonal communication.
Explores the communication strategies and techniques needed for success in the workplace. Students write, revise, and edit business documents, learn techniques for organizing information, and practice the effective use of oral communication skills in business and professional settings.
Introduces students to solving problems by using geometric and algebraic approaches and appropriate technology. Topics include the Cartesian coordinate system, linear equations, absolute value, rational and exponential functions, systems of linear equations, and linear inequalities.
Prerequisite: CSK099 or placement
Introduces students to the personal use of mathematics and the applications for various business disciplines including accounting, fashion marketing and management, financial services, and marketing. Explores the business applications of linear functions, quadratics functions, and systems of linear equations. Emphasis will be placed on the use of Excel to solve real-world business problems.
Prerequisite: CSK099 or placement
An introduction to statistical methods and procedures. Students become acquainted with the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Topics include basic concepts of probability, frequency distributions, binomial distributions, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation.
An introduction to the study of macroeconomics. Provides a brief history of economics, from Adam Smith to the present. Students will learn the theories of contemporary macroeconomics, as well as their application and impact in today’s world.
An introduction to the study of microeconomics. Focuses on individual markets and the personal choices concerning those markets. Students gain an understanding of what determines the prices of particular goods and services, as well as what determines the output and profits of individual firms and wages of individual workers.
Examines the social institutions that shape and influence the behavior of the individual and groups in society, with emphasis on examining contemporary social problems. Topics include the foundation of the study of human social life, theories and methods of sociology, and basic sociological concepts.
Liberal Arts Electives for Major***
General Education Core Humanities Elective
General Education Core Mathematics/Science Elective
General Education Core Social Science Elective
180 QUARTER CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
In the final quarter most on-site courses are offered only during the late afternoon and early evening so as not to interfere with internships.
*All International Business elective credits must be at the 300/400 level.
**24 Liberal Arts credits must be at the 300/400 level.
***12 credits selected from the following:
|HUM215 World Literature
|HUM231 The Birth of Culture
|HUM232 The Rise of the Modern Age
|SOC205 World Cultures
|SOC310 Intercultural Communication
|SOC415 Global Social Change
|Foreign Language courses
The following are B.S., International Business program statistics for New Jersey in 2012-2013.
Click on the links for more information on jobs related to this program:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: 11-2021 Marketing Managers, 11-2022 Sales Managers, 11-9190 Miscellaneous Managers, 11-9199 Managers, All Other, 13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, 27-3091 Interpreters and Translators, 39-7010 Tour and Travel Guides, 41-3010 Advertising Sales Agents, 41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents, 41-3090 Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services, 41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other, 43-3060 Procurement Clerks, 43-3061 Procurement Clerks, 43-3090 Miscellaneous Financial Clerks, 43-3099 Financial Clerks, All Other, 43-4020 Correspondence Clerks, 43-4021 Correspondence Clerks, 43-4190 Miscellaneous Information and Record Clerks, 43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other, 43-5010 Cargo and Freight Agents, 43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents, 43-5060 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks, 43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks, 43-5070 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks, 43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks, 43-9190 Miscellaneous Office and Administrative Support Workers, 43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
Q: How much will this program cost me to complete?
A: If you begin this program in 2014, your estimated total costs for the entire program are:
Q: What's included?
The cost is based on completion of the program within four years for a Bachelor's degree (Note: Additional costs may be
incurred due to individual circumstances such as specific course selections and remediation requirements). Berkeley College
does offer a Tuition Freeze Program which may reduce
overall tuition cost (click here for terms
and conditions). Program costs include tuition and fees plus the estimated cost of textbooks and supplies.
Living expenses, such as room, board, and transportation, can vary considerably and are not included in the figures above.
Berkeley College does not require students to live on campus. There is optional housing available to students at either
the University Centre in Newark, NJ (which has an additional estimated cost of $31,800 for 12 quarters) or housing at the
White Plains location (which has an additional estimated cost of $37,800 for 12 quarters).
Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 95% of graduates used loans to finance their education.
For the 2012-2013 award year, the median debt for program graduates was:
Private educational loans:
Institution Financing Plan:
Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
This 180-credit program is designed to be completed in 12 academic quarters over four calendar years.
For the 2012-2013 award year, 70% of graduates from this program finished within this time.