Learning Outcomes for International Experience Requirements:
On completing the International Experience Requirement, students should be able to
- appreciate differences in the external environmental factors that affect global business
- identify the specific elements of the cultural environment that affect global business decisions
- evaluate the implications of the external environmental factors on global business decisions
- incorporate global economic, political and cultural factors when making global business recommendations
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Students within the Carson College of Business must complete one of the following:
- Study abroad for 6 or more credit hours. Two smaller study abroad programs may be accumulated to meet the entire six credit hour requirement. International students in the Carson College of Business (not including WSU Online students) will meet their study abroad requirement through their study in the United States.
- Complete a major or minor in a foreign language.
- Students who demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language will be deemed to have met the College of Business International Experience requirement (e.g., STAMP test). [Honors College students that meet their demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language will also be deemed to have met the College of Business International Experience Requirement.]
- Complete a minimum of one year international experience in any of the following areas: military service, Peace Corps, Volunteer work with an organization, missionary work, or other. Documentation is required for approval
- Complete two of the following requirements:
- The Global Leadership Certificate or other certificate with a major international component (e.g. The East Asia Program) as approved by the administrative head of the International Business Institute or Department of Marketing and International Business.
- A brief study abroad program of at least 3 credit hours.
- An “international non-business course”.
- An approved 300-400-level.
- At least 3 credits in a foreign language.
Approved courses include: CHINESE 101, 102, 203; FRENCH 101, 102, 203; GERMAN 101, 102, 203; ITALIAN 101, 102; JAPANESE 101, 102, 203; LATIN 101, 102; RUSSIAN 101, 102, 203; SPANISH 101, 102, 203.
Sign Language is not an approved foreign language to satisfy this requirement.
Students who wish to request alternative foreign language courses to be used to satisfy this requirement must work through their academic advisor to prepare a formal request for approval to the International Business Institute.
- An international internship approved by the Department of Marketing and International Business (maximum of 3 credit hours).
- An accepted petition to the Department of Marketing and International Business to allow the use of extensive international travel experiences at the collegiate or corporate level for up to 3 credit hours towards the International Experience Requirement. Although petitions must be approved prior to the international travel, exceptional cases can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Normally such an experience will be at least three months in duration.
- A University course research project with an international business research focus that is a significant part of the course learning component, and that constitutes 40% or more of the class. The petition for allowing a project work to count towards the International Experience Requirement should be signed off by the course instructor, and the final approval will be made by the Department of Marketing and International Business for Pullman based students, and an IBUS Fellow or Area Director for urban campus students.*
- Participate as finalists in an international or global case competition (e.g., Global Case Competition conducted by WSU International Programs). The determination of whether a case competition can be counted towards the International Experience Requirement will be made through a petition to the Department of Marketing and International Business. Although only final round participants can be considered, exceptional cases that did not make it to the final round can also be considered on a case-by-case basis by the International Business Institute or Department of Marketing and International Business, which will make the final approval.
* Students also need to obtain pre-approval from course instructor prior to start of project work on the petition form that is available with advisors at the respective campus locations.