- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
International Business and Economics Major Requirements
The requirements listed below reflect Mount Union’s new curriculum for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. For information regarding major or minor requirements for current students, please refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
Requirements for a Major in International Business and Economics
- Introduction to Business
- Exploring and Evaluation Life Options
- Pursuing Personal Life and Career Plans
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Elementary Statistics
- Quantitative Methods for Business or Calculus I
- Financial Accounting
- Management Principles
- Marketing Principles
- Corporate Finance I
- Applied Strategy
- Introduction to International Politics
- SCE in Economics*
And any three of the following:
- International Trade
- Global Macroeconomics
- Development Economics
- Comparative Economic Systems
- Economies of the Asian Pacific Rim
And any one of the following:
- International Marketing
- Multinational Finance
And any one of the following:
- Modern China
- China’s Partners in the 20th Century
- Modern Japan
- South Asia
- Modern Russia
Any one from the following:
- Beyond the Classroom: An International Experience
- Beyond the Classroom: Social Entrepreneurship and/or Community Development
- Beyond the Classroom: A Professional Bridge*
*Note: ECN 401 SCE in Economics is to be taken in conjunction with another 300-level or 400-level ECN course. Instructor´s permission should be obtained well in advance of registration for the two courses. Consultation between student, academic adviser, and instructor is expected.
Students majoring in International Business and Economics are not permitted to have a second major in Economics.
Students majoring in International Business and Economics are not permitted to minor in Economics.
Students majoring in International Business and Economics are not permitted to minor in Business Administration.
Required Language Courses
Students are required to complete 16 hours of coursework taught in the same language other than English. The current offerings from the foreign language department are French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Students who are interested in other languages may transfer credits from other universities with advisors’ prior approval. Courses taught in English will not count toward the 16 hours required for the major. Students who graduated from a secondary school located abroad at which the language of instruction was not English have satisfied the foreign language requirement.
Required Study Abroad Program
Students must earn six semester hours of credit while participating in a study abroad program at an accredited university. (International students can fulfill this requirement by completion of six semester hours of credit at Mount Union.) A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for participation in most of Mount Union’s study abroad programs. Certain programs require a minimum of 3.00, and others a 3.33.