2013 - 2014 Student Catalog 
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2013 - 2014 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business, AS

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Contact Information

Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:     Associate in Science
HEGIS Code:             5099
SUNY Code:              1363
Major Code:              IBUS

The Career

More than ever, business is carried out in a global arena. As our world becomes more economically connected, there is an increased need for business people with an international perspective set upon a strong foundation in business skills. In a global arena, each aspect of management — marketing, operations, supply chain management, etc., — must be carried out with sensitivity to cultural, geographic and economic differences that may exist between regions and countries.

The NCCC Approach

The associate in science program is a two-year academic degree program for students who are considering a career in international business and plan to transfer to a four-year institution for the completion of their baccalaureate degree and, perhaps, master’s degree. The purpose of this program is to provide degree candidates with a foundation in both business and general education classes, providing an interdisciplinary appreciation of the world, while developing a strong foundation in business skills as well.

This degree program offers transfer opportunities upon completion of all course work. Graduates may transfer to SUNY Brockport, D’Youville College and Canisius College for undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Business.

Admission and Curriculum Change Requirements

Students admitted in September and January. International Business is offered as a full-time or part-time day program or part-time evening program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than eight semesters to complete the part-time evening program or four semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.

Articulation Agreements

SUNY College at Brockport
D’Youville College
Canisius College

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide students with strong business skills
  • To assist students in completing seven general education areas, specifically chosen to develop an appreciation of cultures outside the United States

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Express an understanding of fundamental business skills such as management, marketing and accounting
  • Explain the unique aspects of competition in an international business environment
  • Communicate in either French or Spanish at an intermediate level of proficiency
  • Value diversity in culture, art, literature, and history beyond the borders of the United States

Program Requirements (IBUS)

  1. A total of at least 64 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Business: A minimum of 15 credit hours to include:
  3. Computer Technology: A minimum of 3 credit hours selected through advisement from courses prefixed by CIS or OFT.
  4. Social Sciences: A minimum of 15 credit hours to include:
  5. Communications: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
  6. Mathematics: A minimum of 7 credit hours to include:
  7. Liberal Arts: A minimum of 16 credit hours to include:
    ___  ___   Natural Science  elective
  8. Health or Physical Education: A minimum of 2 credit hours.


Typical Program


*Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

** Students must take either CIS 100 or each of the following modules: CIS 105, CIS 111 and CIS 115.

Scholarship Opportunities

All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following:

J. Ward Reid Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

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