Program Coordinators:  Scott Takacs 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  or Second Year:

Either Semester
*MAT 109 or 125
MAT 111
Language Courses (see chart below)

Second Year:

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BUA 210BUA 211
Either Semester
*ECO 221
*ECO 223
Language Courses (see chart below)

Third Year:

Either Semester
BUA 335
BUA 353
BUA 423 (Odd Falls)
BUA 460
CLC 319 (CA)
Language Courses (see chart below)

Fourth Year:

Either Semester
BUA 423 (Odd Falls)
BUA 450 (usually in the last semester)
3 hour elective
Language Courses (see chart 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 Courses

Language Foundation (choose one set): 18 hours

FRE 230GER 230SPA 230JPN 201
FRE 235GER 310SPA 235JPN 202
FRE 335GER 355SPA 355JPN 320
FRE 355GER 345/445SPA 310 & 320 or SPA 312 & 322 or SPA 310 & 312JPN 322
Two from:GER 318/418 or GER 319/419SPA … one 300 or 400 level SPAJPN 335
FRE 301, FRE 310, FRE 312, FRE 321, or FRE 329GER 365/465 or GER 389/489 or GER 399/499JPN 355