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International Business


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

ANGELA BOELENS, Part-time Instructor of Business Administration
B.A., Western Illinois University; M.B.A., University of Iowa

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

The required four foundation courses are typically completed during the sophomore year but must be completed by the end of your junior year. A grade-point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained in each of the four foundation categories: (1) ACCT 201 (2) ECON 200 (3) BUSN 211, (4) BUSN 205. (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): BUSN363

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 Senior Inquiry experience in one of the following:
Business Policy (4 credits): BUSN-479
Business Simulation (4 credits): BUSN-474
Independent Research Seminar (4 credits): BUSN-477 & BUSN-478
International Business Strategy (4 credits) BUSN-475:

Required supporting areas: second year (through 202) or equivalent of a foreign language; international academic experience: 6 credits of Augustana international term, international study or international internship;

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.

$10,000 Business Plan Competition announced

The third annual Business Plan Competition at Augustana College will award $10,000 in prize money to students with the best business ideas.