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International Business

2023-24 Academic Catalog Page in Progress

AMANDA BAUGOUS,  Professor, co-chair
B.S., Drake University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

ANGELA BOELENS, Visiting Instructor 
B.A., Western Illinois University; M.B.A., University of Iowa

GEORGE BOONE, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Rowen University; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

HYEONG-GYU CHOI, Assistant Professor
B.S., Ohio State University; M.B.A., University of Findlay; M.L.R.H.R., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., University of Memphis

JOANNA DAVIS, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Purdue University; M.B.A., St. Ambrose University; D.B.A, St. Ambrose University

ANN E. ERICSON, Professor, Co-Chair
B.A., Augustana; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Iowa; C.P.A., Iowa; C.M.A.

B.A., Denison University; M.S., University of Illinois

DESIREE GRACE, Part-time Instructor 
B.A., Augustana College; M.B.A., University of Iowa

MELINDA R. MAHON, Assistant Professor
B.S., Western Illinois University; M.B.A., University of Iowa; D.B.A, St. Ambrose University

MAMATA MARMÉ, Assistant Professor and Advising Coordinator
B.Stat., M.Stat., Indian Statistical Institute; M.S., University of Illinois

DENNIS NORLING, Part-time Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; J.D., University of Illinois

BRYCE PALAR, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., Bradley University; M.B.A., D.B.A., St. Ambrose University

TRANG PHAN, Associate Professor
B.C.S., Hanoi University of Technology; M.C.S., Vietnam National University, Hanoi; M.B.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

DAVID THORNBLAD, Associate Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.M., University of Miami;  Ph.D., Virginia Tech

LINA ZHOU, Professor, co-chair
B.E., M.A., Central South University, China; M.A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi; C.F.A.

Major in International Business

The required four foundation courses are typically completed during the sophomore year but must be completed by the end of your junior year. A 2.00 GPA in the foundation courses - BUSN-205, BUSN-211, ACCT-201, ECON-200 - must be earned. (MATH-315 or PSYC-240 may be substituted for BUSN-211.)

Required core courses (12 credits): BUSN-301, BUSN-321, BUSN-331.

Required international business course (4 credits): BUSN-363.

Required international business or economics course (4 credits): select one of ECON-361, ECON-362, ECON-366, ECON-406 or an international business or international economics course offered as part of an international academic program.

Required quantitatively-oriented BUSN course (2-4 credits): Select one course from the list: BUSN-303, BUSN-311, BUSN-313, BUSN-324, BUSN-325, BUSN-329, BUSN-334, BUSN-335.

Note: A BUSN-389 Special Topics Seminar may qualify for a quantitatively oriented (q) course as approved by the Chair of the Business Administration department.

Required Senior Inquiry experience in one of the following:
Business Simulation (4 credits): BUSN-474
International Business Strategy (4 credits): BUSN-475
Strategic Management (4 credits): BUSN-479
Independent Research Seminar (4 credits): BUSN-476 & BUSN-477.

To fulfill the senior inquiry requirement, students are encouraged to either enroll in BUSN 475 or engage in an independent research project.

Required supporting areas: second year (through 202) or equivalent of a foreign language; international academic experience: 4 credits of Augustana international term, international study or international internship.

International Business offers an optional 10 credit concentration in Management, Marketing, or Finance. The required quantitatively-oriented BUSN course (2-4 credits) may be included in the 10 credits if associated with a chosen concentration. See Business Administration for the list of the courses available in each concentration.

See Business Administration for descriptions of BUSN courses. Students cannot major in both Business Administration and International Business.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Business majors class

Augustana team scores in top 10% worldwide in business simulation

In her January term business class, Dr. Amanda Baugous assigned a virtual competitive simulation in which teams of students “run” their own business. One team scored in the top 10% in the world.


Students discover new perspectives, friends and adventures on travels abroad

Dozens of Augustana students experienced a new culture during the 2022 spring semester and earlier this summer. Find out which Italian sandwich shop now displays an Augustana pennant.


Students shine in summer internships across the country

As summer interns, more than 150 Augustana students discovered what they want to do in life, what they don't want to do, and how to use what they've learned in class to be collaborative problem-solvers.