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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business, B.S.B.A.

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Business Administration



The School of Business provides students with professional knowledge and basic skills necessary to assume positions of administrative responsibility in a wide variety of areas. This is undertaken with an orientation toward the moral aspects and the consequences of one’s actions. The School of Business seeks to provide mechanisms and reinforcement for students to engage actively in meaningful experiences beyond the classroom setting. The majors offered for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

The School of Business expects double majors to complete 6 three credit hours courses in each major.

Major Requirements

The candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree must fulfill the requirements listed below. Prior to formal admission to the School of Business, students should seek advice from their academic advisor.

Requirement 1.

Completion of at least 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and no more than 77 hours School of Business courses. Business courses that are cross-listed are counted against the 77 hour limit regardless of the division designation under which credit is granted.

Requirement 2.

Achievement of a minimum grade of “C” in all courses specifically required for the degree. Majors who have attained 95 semester hours and have not successfully completed all 100 and 200 level courses may not enroll in further business courses until those courses have been completed with a “C” or better. (Students required to take MA 090  or MA 091  may be delayed in completing 200-level Business Core classes. Please consult your advisor if you will be taking either or both classes.)

Requirement 3.

Completion of at least 12 hours of upper-division courses in the major at Avila University.

Requirement 4.

Avila students who wish to take upper-division courses off campus to satisfy the requirements of any of the majors in the School of Business will have prior approval and must take them at a four-year school. Courses transferred at the time of admission to Avila will be evaluated for upper-division credit. At admission, business law may be transferred from a two-year school to satisfy BL 305 - Legal Aspects of Business I (3) .

Requirement 5.

Completion of the final 30 hours at the university.

Requirement 6.

Successful completion of the ETS Field Test in Business is required.

Requirement 7.

The candidate must fulfill all the University Core Curriculum  requirements as stated earlier in this catalog. The School of Business specifically requires that the following core classes be included within each candidate’s core curriculum:

Requirement 9.

Only one repeat of a required Computer Science or School of Business course will be permitted.

Requirement 10.

BU 499 - Business Capstone (3)  may only be taken from the School of Business at Avila.

Requirement 11.

A student intending to major in a Business field must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or better before taking any 300 or 400 level courses: EN 111, EN 112, MA 120, AC 201, EC 202, EC 240. 

These courses are typically taken in the first or second year of study. For transfer students an advisor in business will help plan a course schedule so these will be completed on time. (BL 305 - Legal Aspects of Business I (3)  is the only exception to this.)

Requirement 12.

In addition to the University Core Curriculum requirements and the Business Core requirements, students must satisfy requirements of the major.

Additional Requirements

Students will also be required to demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity/literacy as evidenced by one of the following:

  1. Student takes 6 credits of coursework in a single foreign language at the college level. Coursework completed in high school can be used to meet this requirement.
  2. Student is proficient in his/her native language. In this regard, English is not a native language.
  3. Student completes a semester abroad at an appropriate institution, under Avila’s study abroad program.
  4. Student does an internship for a business organization in an appropriate location.

Technology Requirement

Computer competency will be demonstrated by completion of CS 210 - Navigating the Digital Society (3)  or CS 111 - Ethics in Technology (3) , with a letter grade of “C” or better.


The School of Business has outcomes expected of students graduating with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in any business major.

These are:

Outcome 1.

Be able to use deductive and inductive reasoning to solve business problems.

Outcome 2.

Be able to effectively research a subject and present the findings both orally and in writing.

Outcome 3.

Student has demonstrated interpersonal skills.

Outcome 4.

Be able to apply knowledge about the economic, legal, and interpersonal environment in the creation and management of the organization.

International Business Outcomes

In addition to the outcomes listed above for all students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree, the International Business major has these additional outcomes.

Outcome 1.

Understand the benefits of free trade to both exporting and importing countries. (EC 382 , MK 411  )

Outcome 2.

Be aware of differences in the business environment and how these differences influence U.S. businesses operating globally. (MK 411 , BL 347 , FI 437 )

Outcome 3.

Appreciate the ethical and cultural difference between doing business in the U.S. and other countries. (MK 411 , MG 322 )


The assessment methodologies and results for every major’s outcomes may be found on the Avila website under the School of Business/Accreditation.

Double Majors

Students wishing to double major may do so from any combination of two of the following: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Duplicate coursework between two majors beyond the business core is not permitted.

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