International Business

  1. Overview
  2. A.A.S., International
    Business
  3. A.S., International
    Business
  4. B.B.A., International
    Business
  5. B.S., International
    Business

Alex Loniakan, International Business

Berkeley College Athletes Excel in the Classroom and on the Court

Berkeley College alumna Edwina Kulego

Berkeley College a Perfect Fit for Alumna From Sweden With a Bachelor's Degree in International Business 

Jose Navarro, Berkeley College International Business Student

International Student Feels at Home in New York City Thanks to Berkeley College Advisors, Faculty, and Students

Look Who's Hiring Berkeley's International Business Interns and Grads!

All-Ways Forwarding Int'l, Inc.
Dragados USA
Fox Travel
Humane Health
LMI Marketing
March of Dimes
MPower Energy
Oppenheimer and Company
Stebco
Worldwide Education Center

Degrees designed to take you farther.

To survive today, organizations must understand the effects and opportunities presented by globalization. In the Berkeley College International Business degree programs, students gain critical knowledge and experience to meet these challenges as they prepare for a variety of roles. Potential career paths include positions in various types of corporations, as well as government, non-government, and nonprofit organizations.

The International Business programs provide an integrated foundation in international trade, marketing, finance, and management that focuses on global business practices. In addition, students complete extended simulation projects running a global business and may participate in Model United Nations conferences with students from around the world.

Berkeley College International Business students graduate with more than just a college degree. To prepare students for the competitive job market, the programs offer a combination of:

  • A strong International Business core 
  • Upper-level, discipline-specific courses
  • Career management training
  • An ePortfolio of research papers

Benefit from:

  • Learning a broad range of global business skills with the depth necessary to prepare for making critical decisions
  • Upper-level electives for advanced study in International Business
  • Career management preparation that begins in the first year of study
  • EPortfolio collection of research papers for presentation to potential employers
  • Qualified faculty, many with doctorate degrees, with global industrial, retail, commercial, nonprofit, and government experience 
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

 Michelle Defaz, Berkeley College Alumna, Business Administration - International Business

Berkeley College Students Gain Global Perspective Through Work At United Nations

Students visiting the New York Stock Exchange

Students visited and toured the New York Stock Exchange.

International Business
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

This program is offered online and at New York City, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park.

 

 


A.A.S., International Business 2015 Course Requirements

International Business
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR COURSES

Qtr. hrs. credit

2 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: BUS100

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: IBS201

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 




BUSINESS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

24

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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 an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 




LIBERAL ARTS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG105

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

A required course for first-quarter students that examines basic psychological concepts which can be helpful in adjusting to the college experience. Some of the subtopics covered include stress management, academic challenges, communication skills, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home/college/work.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


General Education Core Humanities Elective

4 credits


FREE ELECTIVES

14 credits




90 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.

 


SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE

Students visiting Starbucks headquarters in New York, NY.

Students visited Starbucks headquarters in New York, NY. Executives spoke to students about the company's business practices.

International Business
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)

This program is offered online and at New York City, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park.

 

 


A.S., International Business 2015 Course Requirements

International Business
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR COURSES

Qtr. hrs. credit

4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: BUS100

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: IBS201

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


2 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

Explores the current diversity of human culture across the globe, focusing on geographic and spatial literacy for how the world is changing under immense social, political, economic, and technological pressures.

 


International Business Electives*

12 credits



BUSINESS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

24

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 




LIBERAL ARTS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG105

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

A required course for first-quarter students that examines basic psychological concepts which can be helpful in adjusting to the college experience. Some of the subtopics covered include stress management, academic challenges, communication skills, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home/college/work.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


General Education Core Humanities Elective

4 credits


FREE ELECTIVES

6 credits




90 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.

*12 credits selected from the following:

HUM215 World Literature 4
HUM225 Introduction to Ethics 4
HUM231 The Birth of Culture 4
HUM232 The Rise of the Modern Age 4
Foreign Language courses

 

 


SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE

International Business B.B.A.

Stefanie Willches earned her B.B.A. degree in International Business in 2011.

International Business
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)

This program is offered online and at New York City, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park.

 

 


B.B.A., International Business 2015 Course Requirements

International Business
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR COURSES

Qtr. hrs. credit

2 Credit Hours

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

 


2 Credit Hours

Focuses on enhancing business communications via the growing areas of electronic communication. Students learn to develop, design, and deliver oral presentations using multimedia and online data services. Practice sessions and videotape feedback provide additional insight into presentation style and effectiveness.

Prerequisite: CIS115

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: BUS100

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: IBS201

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

Covers the organization, functions, and processes of a global purchasing department. Examines various global sourcing and logistical management topics.

Prerequisites: IBS201, MGT220

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


International Business Electives

8 credits



BUSINESS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

24

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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 an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 


Business Elective

4 credits



LIBERAL ARTS COURSES*


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG105

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

Explores a wide variety of professional and creative writing modes, from personal profiles to blogging and beyond. Students will build their reading, writing, and researching skills, while reinforcing the fundamental concepts and current developments associated with the areas of their respective majors.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

A required course for first-quarter students that examines basic psychological concepts which can be helpful in adjusting to the college experience. Some of the subtopics covered include stress management, academic challenges, communication skills, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home/college/work.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: MAT211

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: SOC201

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


Humanities Elective

4 credits


Mathematics/Science Elective

4 credits


Social Science Electives

8 credits


General Education Core Humanities Elective

4 credits


General Education Core Mathematics/Science Elective

4 credits


FREE ELECTIVES

22 credits




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.

*16 Liberal Arts credits must be at the 300/400 level.

 


SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE

International Business B.S.

International Business
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

This program is offered online and at Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park.

 

 


B.S., International Business 2015 Course Requirements

International Business
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR COURSES

Qtr. hrs. credit

2 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: BUS100

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: IBS201

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

Covers the organization, functions, and processes of a global purchasing department. Examines various global sourcing and logistical management topics.

Prerequisites: IBS201, MGT220

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


International Business Electives*

8 credits



BUSINESS COURSES


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

24

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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 an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 


Business Elective

4 credits



LIBERAL ARTS COURSES**


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG105

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

Explores a wide variety of professional and creative writing modes, from personal profiles to blogging and beyond. Students will build their reading, writing, and researching skills, while reinforcing the fundamental concepts and current developments associated with the areas of their respective majors.

Prerequisite: ENG106

 


4 Credit Hours

A required course for first-quarter students that examines basic psychological concepts which can be helpful in adjusting to the college experience. Some of the subtopics covered include stress management, academic challenges, communication skills, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home/college/work.

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: MAT211

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: SOC201

 


4 Credit Hours

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.

 


Humanities Electives

8 credits


Mathematics/Science Electives

8 credits


Social Science Electives

12 credits


Liberal Arts Electives for Major***

12 credits


General Education Core Humanities Elective

4 credits


General Education Core Mathematics/Science Elective

4 credits




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 4
HUM225 Introduction to Ethics 4
HUM231 The Birth of Culture 4
HUM232 The Rise of the Modern Age 4
SOC205 World Cultures 4
SOC310 Intercultural Communication 4
SOC415 Global Social Change 4
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