May 16, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

International Business and Language, B.S.I.B.L.

The Bachelor of Science in International Business and Language (B.S.I.B.L.) degree combines the business core, emphasis on international business, and language proficiency in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish.

Program Learning Objectives

Educational objectives for the Bachelor of Science in International Business and Language include:

  • Proficiency in a target language (Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish - or in English for students in the American track).
  • Understanding of the effects of multiple national economies, political and legal systems, and regulatory bodies on firm management and performance.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity in general and specific awareness of the culture where the student’s target language is the dominant language.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in International Business and Language degree requires successful completion of 124 hours of coursework.

Tulsa Curriculum (45 hours)

Every undergraduate must fulfill the requirements of the Tulsa curriculum, which has two parts: the core curriculum and the general curriculum.

Core Curriculum (20 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

**Students who are required to take 2003 and 2013 language courses may use them as their remaining Block II courses.

Free Elective (3 hours)

Any non-required undergraduate course the institution offers.

Business Core (36 hours)

Business majors must earn a grade of C or higher (unless noted otherwise) in each of the business core courses in order to meet requirements for graduation.

Language Concentration (27 hours)**

Language concentrations include 27 hours at the 3000-4000 levels as specified by the requirements for the major in the language selected, including an on-campus business language course. An internship in a country where the language is used extensively may be taken as part of the language concentration.


A foreign study experience and/or a foreign practical business experience of at least six weeks, approved by the faculty and the TU Center for Global Education, is required.

**In most cases, completion of one additional specified language course will allow the student to earn a second degree, Bachelor of Arts, with a major in the selected language. Contact collegiate advisors in The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences  for further information.