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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of International Business (BIB) was created in direct response to the growing need for highly skilled professionals with the background and training to help companies succeed in the global marketplace. In addition to studying business fundamentals, students choose to study a second language and spend up to 40 per cent of their time, in their first two years of the program, in intensive language classes. Students are also required to spend their third year of study abroad immersed in their second language to improve their fluency, and increase their cultural awareness.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of International Business (Honours)
  • Course description
    The Bachelor of International Business (B.I.B.) program is characterized by the requirement that students spend third year in studies abroad.

    Students in the B.I.B. program are required to specialize in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish.

    Language Training Component

    Students may select French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish as their specialization language for study. Applicants to the program should indicate both a first and second choice, as their first choice may be oversubscribed. Students are strongly advised to continue study and use of their selected language independently, in the summers between academic years. Failure to do so may seriously undermine success during the year of study abroad.

    Applicants to the program interested in languages other than those listed above should contact the Eric Sprott School of Business Supervisor of Undergraduate Programs to verify if the preferred language option may have become available after the publication of this calendar.

    All first year Bachelor of International Business students will be assessed for ability in their selected language by the relevant language unit and placed in the appropriate courses as authorized by the language unit.

    Students with some ability in their selected language may be allowed to pursue studies in that language on the understanding that they will effect a significant improvement in their ability.

    The language credits must be prespecified by course numbers by the selected Language units. Students are advised not to register in courses before they have been specified.
    The Year Abroad

    The Study Abroad Requirement of the B.I.B. program is met by the successful completion of a minimum of 4.0 approved credits during the year of study abroad (this includes BUSI 3700), with a minimum of 1.0 credit taught in the chosen language for the program. The B.I.B. student will study at one of Carleton's approved Exchange partner institutions, as a full-time student on Exchange for one academic year.

    The third year of study will be spent taking a set of courses at a foreign institution approved by the Eric Sprott School of Business.

    In order to be eligible to study abroad in third year, students must be in Good Standing and are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 9.0 credits:

       1. 4.0 credits in the specified Language Core (3.0 credits in the case of Japanese and Mandarin), and
       2. 5.0 credits in Business and Economics from the Major requirements below the 3000-level (6.0 credits in the case of Japanese and Mandarin).

    The number of courses available in English in foreign schools may vary. Carleton credits commensurate to courses taken abroad will be determined by the Registrar's Office and awarded towards the student's degree.

    Students are responsible for all traveling, living and incidental costs for fulfilling third-year requirements abroad. Tuition fees and compulsory miscellaneous fees will be paid to Carleton University according to Carleton University's fee structure. The student may be liable for compulsory miscellaneous fees assessed by the foreign institution, including possible fees for language courses.

    A limited number of bursaries are available to offset costs. For details on how to apply for a bursary, contact the Awards Office.

    Bachelor of International Business
    (Honours)
    (20.0 Credits)

       1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.5 credits):

       1. 3.5 credits in BUSI 1004, BUSI 1005, BUSI 1701, BUSI 1704 (or MATH 1119), BUSI 1705 (or MATH 1009), ECON 1000 [1.0];
       2. 4.0 credits in BUSI 2702, BUSI 2208, BUSI 2400, BUSI 2504, BUSI 3700, BUSI 4705 (see Note, below), BUSI 4709 (see Note, below), STAT 2606;
       3. 1.5 credits from, BUSI 3504, BUSI 3704, BUSI 3705, BUSI 4205, BUSI 4706, BUSI 4707, BUSI 4708, BUSI 4717, ECON 3601, ECON 3602;
       4. 2.0 credits in BUSI at the 2000-level or above;
       5. 1.5 credits in BUSI or ECON at the 2000-level or above;

       2. Credits Included in the Core CGPA (4.0 credits):

       6. 4.0 credits in one of French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish;

       3. Credits Not Included in the Major or Core CGPA (3.5 credits):

       7. 1.0 credit in PSCI, HIST, GEOG, LAWS, SOCI, ANTH, WOMN, BUSI, or ECON;
       8. 2.5 credits in free electives.

    Notes:

       1. BUSI 4705 and BUSI 4709 in Item 2 above must be taken at Carleton University.
       2. The following courses cannot be used as free electives toward the B.I.B. degree: ESLA 1300, ESLA 1500, any course at the 0000-level including MATH 0007, MATH 0107.

    • BUSI 1001 - Principles of Financial Accounting
    • BUSI 1002 - Management Accounting
    • BUSI 1004 - Financial Accounting for Business Students
    • BUSI 1005 - Managerial Accounting for Business Students
    • BUSI 1402 - Introduction to Business Information and Communication Technologies
    • BUSI 1701 - Introduction to International Business
    • BUSI 1704 - Quantitative Methods in Business I
    • BUSI 1705 - Quantitative Methods in Business II
    • BUSI 2001 - Intermediate Accounting I
    • BUSI 2002 - Intermediate Accounting II
    • BUSI 2005 - Income Tax Fundamentals
    • BUSI 2101 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
    • BUSI 2204 - Basic Marketing
    • BUSI 2208 - Introduction to Marketing
    • BUSI 2300 - Introduction to Management Science
    • BUSI 2400 - Introduction to Information Systems
    • BUSI 2402 - Business Applications Development
    • BUSI 2503 - Basic Financial Management
    • BUSI 2504 - Essentials of Business Finance
    • BUSI 2505 - Business Finance
    • BUSI 2601 - Business Law
    • BUSI 2702 - Introduction to International Management
    • BUSI 3001 - Accounting for Business Combinations
    • BUSI 3005 - Taxation I
    • BUSI 3007 - Auditing I
    • BUSI 3008 - Intermediate Management Accounting and Control
    • BUSI 3100 - Behavioural Research and Intervention
    • BUSI 3102 - Introduction to Human Resources Management
    • BUSI 3103 - Introduction to Organization Theory
    • BUSI 3104 - Managing Individuals
    • BUSI 3105 - Managing Groups
    • BUSI 3204 - Marketing: New Tools and Approaches
    • BUSI 3205 - Marketing Communications
    • BUSI 3300 - Introduction to Operations Management
    • BUSI 3304 - Forecasting Methods in Business
    • BUSI 3308 - Simulation Methods in Business
    • BUSI 3400 - Database Analysis and Design
    • BUSI 3401 - Applications Development for Online Environments
    • BUSI 3403 - Information Systems Analysis
    • BUSI 3404 - Information Systems Design
    • BUSI 3405 - Enterprise Processes Analysis
    • BUSI 3407 - Technology Project Management
    • BUSI 3500 - Corporate Finance
    • BUSI 3502 - Principles of Investments
    • BUSI 3504 - International Finance
    • BUSI 3600 - Small Business Management
    • BUSI 3601 - Business and its Environment
    • BUSI 3602 - Designing Organizational Systems: An Overview
    • BUSI 3700 - Cross-cultural Communication
    • BUSI 3703 - International and Comparative Management
    • BUSI 3704 - The Environment of International Business
    • BUSI 3705 - International Buyer Behaviour
    • BUSI 3901 - Co-operative Work Term Report 1
    • BUSI 3902 - Co-operative Work Term Report 2
    • BUSI 3903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 3
    • BUSI 3904 - Co-operative Work Term Report 4
    • BUSI 3905 - Co-operative Work Term Report 5
    • BUSI 4000 - Accounting Theory
    • BUSI 4002 - Advanced Accounting Problems
    • BUSI 4005 - Taxation II
    • BUSI 4008 - Advanced Management Accounting and Control
    • BUSI 4009 - Auditing II
    • BUSI 4103 - Organization Design and Restructuring
    • BUSI 4105 - Managing Change
    • BUSI 4107 - Managing Workforce Diversity
    • BUSI 4108 - Organizational Learning
    • BUSI 4109 - Practicum in Management
    • BUSI 4112 - Organizational Leadership
    • BUSI 4203 - Marketing In Not-for-Profit Organizations
    • BUSI 4205 - International Marketing
    • BUSI 4206 - Consumer Behaviour
    • BUSI 4208 - Marketing Management
    • BUSI 4302 - Management of Quality
    • BUSI 4303 - Supply Chain Management
    • BUSI 4305 - Operations Research II
    • BUSI 4308 - Construction/Project Management
    • BUSI 4400 - Management of Information Systems
    • BUSI 4402 - Information Systems Practicum
    • BUSI 4404 - Infrastructure for IT Service Delivery
    • BUSI 4406 - Decision Making and Support Systems
    • BUSI 4500 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    • BUSI 4502 - Investment Management
    • BUSI 4510 - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • BUSI 4512 - Derivatives
    • BUSI 4600 - Entrepreneurialist Culture
    • BUSI 4601 - Business Ethics
    • BUSI 4602 - Women in Management
    • BUSI 4604 - European Integration and the Business Environment in East/Central Europe
    • BUSI 4607 - Management of Technology and Innovation
    • BUSI 4608 - History of Business in Canada 1850-1980
    • BUSI 4609 - Strategic Management
    • BUSI 4705 - Ethics and Cross-cultural Interaction
    • BUSI 4706 - International Human Resource Management
    • BUSI 4707 - Regionalism and Globalization
    • BUSI 4708 - International Expansion and Operations
    • BUSI 4709 - Strategic Management for International Business
    • BUSI 4717 - Managing Globalization in Emerging Economies
    • BUSI 4800 - Business Case Analysis
    • BUSI 4900 - Auditing III
    • BUSI 4901 - Topics in Management Studies I
    • BUSI 4902 - Topics in Management Studies II
    • BUSI 4904 - Directed Studies I
    • BUSI 4905 - Directed Studies II (Term Paper)

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