May 07, 2021
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
Students completing the program in International Business and Language will:
- demonstrate proficiency in a target language (Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish - or in English for students in the American track);
- evaluate the effects of multiple national economies, political and legal systems, and regulatory bodies on firm management and performance;
- be able to apply cultural awareness and sensitivity in general and specific awareness of the culture where the student’s target language is the dominant language.
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)
- Block I, Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
- Block II, Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
- Block III, Scientific Investigation (7 hours, including one hour of laboratory or field experience)
**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.
Sophomore Core (19 hours)
*ECON 2013 and ECON 2023 are required courses in the business core which are also used to fulfill part of the Tulsa curriculum Block II requirement.
Junior/Senior Level Core (15 hours)
International Business Major (13 hours)
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.