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International Business Option in Business Administration, Associate of Science

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The Business Administration program prepares students for transfer into the junior year at four-year colleges or universities. In today’s competitive business environment, a Bachelor’s degree is often the minimum educational requirement when seeking a job.  A four-year degree may also increase your potential for career advancement and is linked to higher lifetime earnings.  

The International Business Option in Business Administration provides students with knowledge of the global economy, international trade issues, worldwide financial and business trends and marketing challenges in a global environment.

Students who complete the International Business Option have knowledge in international trade, foreign exchange, management styles and diverse corporate cultures; the International Monetary Fund, trade deficits and world market economies; and legal and technical aspects of business startups and continuance, import/export strategies; and possess communication skills for a multicultural environment.

Graduates will be able to:
     • demonstrate a basic knowledge of accounting, economics, management, and marketing
     • critically analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
     • apply quantitative methods as a basis to examine business situations
     • recognize and evaluate ethical issues and situations 
     • determine the effects of behavioral factors on business outcomes
     • demonstrate effective business communication

This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department.

It is recommended that students check with their intended transfer school for specific program requirements. 

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.



Curriculum – A.S. Degree

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credits 63-64

1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 International Business Elective – Choose one of the following: BUSI 194 Global Strategic Management  ; BUSI 154 International Business ; BUSI 193 International Finance ; or ECON 202 International Economics .

3 Mathematics by official placement test.  Students may not take courses below placement level.  MATH 101 Number Systems , MATH 102 Problem Solving Strategies , and MATH 103C Quantitative Reasoning  may NOT be used to satisfy the math.  See transfer college requirements for math.  Students transferring into the Business program at Rutgers need  MATH 151 Calculus I .   Students transferring into the Business program at TCNJ need MATH 113 Precalculus II MATH 114H Precalculus - Honors  or MATH 151 Calculus I .  See course descriptions for prerequisites.

4 CISY 125 Programming for Business Majors   is an additional 1 credit corequisite course required for Business majors at Rutgers.

5 Students planning transfer to Rider or to Montclair for Business are required to take a foreign language. A two-semester sequence is required. Placement by examination is required for students who wish to continue studying a language previously studied. Students may not take courses below their placement level. For more information, see Foreign Language Placement Testing and Degree Requirements .

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