Program Coordinators:  Tom Cooper and Laura Hunt

The International Business and Culture major is a joint venture of the Business Department and Foreign Language Department. Students in this program develop a solid foundation in business and in language/culture. They then bring the two components together in an integrative component consisting of experiential and team-taught courses. As students pursue this course of study, they will learn how environmental factors affect business decisions and outcomes. In addition, they will understand the interrelationships between culture and business. Students who complete this major will be prepared for entry-level positions in business and for graduate study. Career opportunities that build upon the special features of this major include positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce, in state agencies promoting economic development, in diplomacy, and with importing/exporting firms.

Note: If ACT composite score is below 21, it is strongly suggested that the student complete at least one semester at Georgetown College before taking BUA 210, ECO 221, or ECO 223.

Interdisciplinary Major

(B.A. degree) A total of sixty semester hours required. The major requires a business foundation of 24 hours, a language foundation of 18 hours, 15 hours from the interdisciplinary component, and one 3-hour elective chosen with Program Coordinator’s approval. (No minor is required.)

First Year:

Either Semester

*MAT 109 or 125
MAT 111
Language Courses (at right)

Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
BUA 210BUA 211

Either Semester

*ECO 221
*ECO 223
Language Courses (at right)

Third Year:

Either Semester

BUA 335
BUA 353
BUA 423 (Odd Falls)
BUA 460
CLC 319 (CA)
Language Courses (at right)

Fourth Year:

Either Semester

BUA 423 (Odd Falls)
BUA 450 (usually in the last semester)
3 hour elective
Language Courses (see below)
 Note 1:  The exact timing of the language classes depends on how proficient the student is when she/he begins language study at Georgetown College.Note 2:  The student, in consultation with an adviser and the Program Director, must determine when to satisfy the Study Abroad requirement (INS000).  They may choose summer, a regular semester, or an entire year.  Depending on this choice and the availability of classes, students may deviate significantly from the suggested schedule.


Language Foundation (choose one set):  18 hours
FRE 230
FRE 235
FRE 335
FRE 355
Two from:
FRE 301, FRE310, FRE312, FRE321, or FRE 329
GER 230
GER 310
GER 355
GER 345/445
GER 318/418 or GER 319/419
GER 365/465 or GER389/489 or GER 399/499
SPA 230
SPA 235
SPA 355
SPA 310 & 320 or SPA 312 & 322 or SPA 310& 312
SPA … one 300 or 400 level SPA
JPN 201
JPN 202
JPN 320
JPN 322
JPN 335
JPN 355