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International Business


AMANDA BAUGOUS, Associate Professor, Chair
B.S., Drake University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

GEORGE BOONE, Instructor
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

ANN E. ERICSON, Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.S., Illinois; Ph.D., Iowa; C.P.A., Iowa; C.M.A.

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

DESIREE GRACE, Part-time Instructor of Business Administration
B.A., Accounting and Political Science, Augustana College; M.B.A., University of Iowa

STEPHEN JONES, Part-time Instructor of Business Administration
B.A., University of Iowa and Augustana College 

MELINDA R. MAHON, Instructor
B.S., Western Illinois University;  M.B.A., University of Iowa

DENNIS NORLING, Part-time Instructor of Business Administration
B.A., Augustana College; J.D., University of Illinois

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

JENNIFER PALAR, Assistant Professor
B.A., M.O.L., St. Ambrose University;  Ph.D., University of Mississippi;  SPHR;  SHRM-SCP

TRANG PHAN, Assistant 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, Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.M., University of Miami;  Ph.D., Virginia Tech

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

Major in International Business

Required foundation courses (21 credits, must be completed by the end of junior year): BUSN205, BUSN211, BUSN212 (MATH315, MATH316 may be substituted for BUSN211, BUSN212). ACCT201, ACCT202. ECON201, ECON202. A grade-point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained within each of the four foundation categories: (1) ACCT201, ACCT202, (2) Econ201, ECON202, (3) BUSN211, BUSN212 and (4) BUSN205..

Required core courses (9 credits): BUSN301, BUSN321, BUSN331.

Required international business course: BUSN363

Required international business or economics course: select one of ECON361, ECON362, ECON406 or a business or economics course offered as part of an international academic program.

Required Senior Inquiry experience in one of the following:

Business Policy (3 credits): BUSN479
Business Simulation (3 credits): BUSN474
International Business Strategy (3 credits): BUSN475
Independent Research Seminar (3 credits): BUSN476, BUSN477 & BUSN478

Required supporting areas: second year (through 203) or equivalent of a foreign language; international academic experience: 6 credits of Augustana international term, international study or international internship; three 3-credit courses with a global perspective (G suffix) from outside the business department (may be fulfilled through the international academic experience).

See Business Administration for descriptions of 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.