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International Business Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree
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BAS: International Business
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The international business BAS (IB BAS) degree is designed for students who desire to work in any company that does business with another country, as well as those who already work in the trade and logistics field. It is designed to leverage a student’s already existing business or logistics coursework and experience and add upper division courses that specifically prepare the student to work in an international arena. The IB BAS degree is an extension of the General Business Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree and the Accounting Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree. However students from several different business-related programs will be qualified to enter the baccalaureate degree program.

Learning Outcomes
  • • Demonstrate a basic understanding of micro and macroeconomics theory and their application in an international business environment
  • • Analyze the impact of a variety of environmental and global factors in relation to formulating marketing strategies
  • • Analyze and respond to competitors in a highly dynamic international market
  • • Apply core management functions to decision-making, planning, organizing, prioritizing and leading in a business environment
  • • Demonstrate the basic foundation of and the difference between the international legal system and the American legal system
  • • Broadly assess complex legal situations by defining and using applicable legal principles
  • • Demonstrate how environmental factors such as politics, demographics, technology, geography and culture affect the business climate and business operations
  • • Evaluate foreign exchange markets and exchange rate systems
  • • Practice within the legal and ethical framework of businesses
  • • Demonstrate an understanding of operations management, including how businesses plan, design and implement their global supply chain operations, manufacturing processes and project management
  • • Use current and emerging technologies to solve workplace problems through research, analysis, synthesis, presentation and results tracking.
  • • Make effective use of human and cultural differences (e.g., learning style, communication style, ethnicity, age, gender) to create positive relationships with coworkers, peers and the public
  • • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in an international business environment
  • • Demonstrate proficiency in more than one language or culture
  • • Demonstrate successful real world international business experience through internship
  • • Demonstrate the principles of marketing within a global context by developing a marketing plan for a region of the world
  • • Demonstrate understanding of what global strategy is and its importance to business survival and success
Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

IB B.A.S. Program Prerequisites: ENGL&101, ACCT&201, ACCT&202, ACCT&203, BUS&201, BUS210

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.

Curriculum

 

Program Requirements

 

Course Number

Program Prerequisites (30 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL& 101

Communication Skills: English Composition I (See Note 1)

5

ACCT& 201*

Principles of Accounting I – (Financial Accounting I) (See Note 2)

5

ACCT& 202*

Principles of Accounting II – (Financial Accounting II)

5

ACCT& 203*

Principles of Accounting III – (Managerial Accounting I)

5

BUS& 201

Business Law

5

BUS 210* or MATH& 146*

Business and Economic Statistics or Intro to Statistics

5

Course Number

General  Education Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL& 102* or ENGL& 235*

Communication Skills: English Composition II or Technical Writing

5

MATH 116*

Applications of Math to Management, Life and Social Sciences (See Note 2)

5

MATH& 148*

Elements of Calculus

5

(varies)

Five credits from Natural World courses (must include lab)

5

(varies)

Ten Credits of World Language (VLPA) (see Note 3)

10

ECON& 201*

Micro Economics

5

ECON& 202*

Macro Economics

5

CMST 215* or CMST& 220*

International Communication and Relations or Public Speaking

5

(varies)

Five credits from Individuals, Cultures, and Societies courses

5

(varies)

Five credits from US Cultures or Global Studies courses

5

Notes:

  1. 1. ENGL& 101 is counted toward general education requirements. Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.
  2. 2. May substitute MATH& 141 and MATH& 151 for MATH 116 and MATH& 148 respectively.
  3. 3. May take any approved VLPA courses if student is proficient in a non-native language. Must receive approval from program manager.

 

Course Number

Elective Credits (60 credits)

Credit Hours

ACCT& 201,
ACCT& 202,
ACCT& 203,
BUS 210,
BUS& 201

Program prerequisites (not including English 101 which is Gen Ed)

25

(varies)

 Any 100 and 200 level college credits not counted as Gen Ed credits (commonly fulfilled by accounting/business courses from associate degree)

35

Course Number

Upper Division Degree Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

IBN 301

International Management

5

IBN 302

International Marketing

5

IBN 303

Ethics in the International Environment

3

IBN 310

Operations Management

5

IBN 311

International Business Law

3

IBN 320

International Finance

5

IBN 350

International Business Practicum

5

IBN 401

International Project Management

5

IBN 402

Management of Information Systems

5

IBN 410

International Entrepreneurship

3

IBN 420

Global Business Strategy

5

IBN 490

Research Skills for International Business

2

CWE 494

Baccalaureate Internship Preparation

1

CWE 495

Baccalaureate Internship

8

 

Total Credits: 180

(excluding specific course pre-requisites, including program prerequisites)

Total Credits
180
Total Credits -- Minimum
180.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

Junior

Year

FALL QUARTER

IBN 301 – Intl Management (5cr)

IBN 303 – Ethics (3cr)

IBN 490 – Research Skills (2cr)

WINTER QUARTER

IBN 302 – Intl Marketing (5cr)

IBN 311 – Intl Business Law (3cr)

CWE 494 – Internship Prep (1cr)

SPRING QUARTER

IBN 310 – Operations Management (5cr)

IBN 350 – Intl Business Practicum (5cr)

Senior

Year

IBN 320 – Intl Finance (5cr)

IBN 401 – Project MGMT (5cr)

IBN 402 – Information Systems (5cr)

IBN 420 – Business Strategy (5cr)

IBN 410 – Entrepreneurship (3cr)

CWE 495 – Internship (8cr)

Note: In addition to the above courses, students will be taking one (or more) general education course or elective each quarter

Elective Groups

Areas of Knowledge Distribution Requirements for BAS degree

Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (Humanities and Arts) 10 Credits

No more than 5 credits of a student/performance class (*asterisked below) may be used in this category.

Art: ART &100, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115,* 121*, 122*, 123*, 163, 166*, 170, 201*, 202*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 207*, 210*, 211*, 212*, 213*, 214*, 215*, 216*,217*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 281*, 282*, 283*, 284*, 285*, 290, 291

American Sign Language: ASL &121, &122, &123, 210, &221, &222, &223

Chinese: CHIN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Communication: CMST &101, &102, 115, 145, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, &210, 215, &220, &230, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295

Drama: DRMA &101, 103, 105, 108*, 109*, 110*, 112, 114*, 116*, 120*, 121*, 122*, 123*, 131, 182*, 204*, 205*, 206*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 284, 285, 286

English: ENGL 104, 109, &111, &112, &113, &114, 117, 151, 152, 153, 201, 204, 205, 214, 218, 219, &224, &225, &226, &227, &228, 231, 232, 233, &235, 240, 241, &244, &245, &246, 251, 252, 253, &254, &256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 263, 265, 266, 267, 270, 291, 292, 293

French: FRCH &121, &122, &123, 204, 205, 206, 212, &221, &222, &223, 231, 232, 233

German: GERM &121, &122, &123

Humanities: HUM 104, 105, 110, 115, &116, &117, &118, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 200, 210, 234, 261, 270

Italian: ITAL 121, 122, 123

Japanese: JAPN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Journalism: JRN 101, 102, 103

Linguistics: LAN 101, 110

Literature: LIT 236, 238

Music: MUSC 100, &105, 106, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 119*, 120*, 125, 126*, 127*, 128*, 130*, 134 - 140*, &141, &142, &143, 144*, 145*, 146*, 147*, 148*, 150*, 151*, 156*, 157*, 158*, 160, 161, 163, 164*, 165*, 166*, 171*, 172*, 173*, 182*, 185, 204, 205, 213, 221*, 222*, 223*, &231, &232, &233

Russian: RUSS &121, &122, &123

Spanish: SPA &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223, 236, 238

Vietnamese: VIET &121, &122, &123

Individuals, Cultures and Societies (Social Sciences) 10 Credits

You are required to complete 5 credits of ECON&201, 5 credits of ECON&202 and 5 more credits from the courses below:

American Ethnic Studies: AME 150, 151, 160, 201

Anthropology: ANTH &100, &106, 113, &125, 130, 135, 201, &206, &210, 211, 212, 213, &216, &227, &228, 275

American Sign Language: ASL 120, 125

Biology: BIOL 150

Economics: ECON 100, 102, &201, &202, 240

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 200, 202, 206, 208, 214, 294

Environmental Science: ENVS &101

Geography: GE0G 100&, 155, 200&, 205, 207, 230, 260

History: HIST 105, 106, 108, 120, &126, &127, &128, 131, &136, &137, 138, 140, 145, &146, &147, &148, 150, 191, 200, 208, 210, 211, 212, &214, &219, 221, 230, 241, 242, 251, 268, 269, 273

International Studies: ISP 101, 105, 110, 120, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, 270

Philosophy: PHIL &101, 102, 110, 111, 118, 160, 215, 220, 240, 245, 250, 255, 267

Political Science: POLS &101, 111, 112, 170, &200, &202, &203, 205, 206, 213, 220, 255

Psychology: PSYC &100, 120, &200, 205, 207, 209, 210, 217, &220, 230, 235, 245, 250, 255, 257, 294

Religion: REL 150, 151

Sociology: SOC &101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 120, 130, 150, 170, &201, 220, 230, 245, 250, 253, 265, 275, 280

Social Science: SSC 101, 103, 187

Social Welfare: SWF 200

Women’s Studies: WMN 140, 200, 205, 213, 257

The Natural World (Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics) 10 Credits

You are required to complete five credits of MATH&148 (Calculus). In addition, you must choose 5 credits from the courses below in a lab science (*asterisked below).

Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 128*, &241*, &242* Astronomy: ASTR &100, 102, 104, &110*, 201

Biology: BIOL &100*, 102*, 106*, 107*, 109, 120*, 125*, 130*, 150, &160*, 161*, 195, 196, &211*, &212*, &213*, 228*, 229*, 239*, &260*, 282*, 285*, 286*, 287*, 290, SPS 201* Botany: BOT 110*, 112*, 113*

Chemistry: CHEM 106*, &110*, &121*, &122*, &123*, &131*, &139, &161*, &162*, &163*, 191*, 192*, 211*, &241, &242, &243, &251*, &252*, 255, 256

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 201, 202*, 203, 204*, 205, 206*, 208, 216*, 221, ENVS &101*

Geology: GEOL &101*, &103*, 104, 105*, 106, 108*, &110*, 111*, &115*, 118*, 202*, 207*, &208*

Health: HEA 125, 150, 160 , 225, 228

Meteorology: MEY 100

Material Science: MSC 101

Nanotechnology: NANO 101*

Nutrition: NTR 105*, 150, 155

Oceanography: OCEA  100, &101*

Physics: PHYS &100, 107*, &114*, &115*, &116*, &221*, &222*, &223* Science: SCI 100,

101*, 104, 107*110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115*, 116*, 117*, 118*, 119*, 121*, 129*, 131*

Sustainability: SUST 101

U.S. Cultures Classes at NSC
AME 150, 151, ANTH &106, &210, &216, ART 254, CMST 205, DRMA &101, ENGL 219, 231, 240, &245, &246, 257, 258, 291, HIST 131, &136, &137 140, &146, &147, &148, 150, 212, &214, &219, 230, HUM 105, 200, 210, ISP 105, MUSC 113, 204, PSYC &200, 245, SOC 102, 150, 245, WMN 140, 200

Global Studies Classes at NSC
ANTH 113, 130, &206, ART 255, DRMA 105, ECON &202, ENGL &256, 292, ENV 150, ENVS &101, GEG 230, 260, HIST &126, &127, &128, 200, 210, 251, 268 HUM 140, 160, 234, 261, ISP 101, 110, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, MUSC 110, POLS &203, 220, SOC 170, WMN 205

Courses with “&” are associated with a new statewide common course numbering system.

Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • • Freight Forwarder
  • • Transportation Planners
  • • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
  • • Customs Brokers
  • • Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
  • • Cargo and Freight Agents

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Program Contacts

Jesse Cooley, Program Manager: jesse.cooley@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-6131

Honorio Todino, Faculty Program Coordinator: honorio.todino@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-7504

Website: northseattle.edu/programs/bas-international-business

Effective beginning: Fall 2015 
International Business Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree
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Degree Type
Bachelor's