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    Jul 15, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Business B.A., with Finance Concentration


Global Business B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120
http://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/global/

Global Business refers to business that is conducted across national borders. Firms face difficult challenges due to differences in country-specific political, economic, social, cultural, technological, institutional, regulatory, and organizational contexts.

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Business provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for successful careers in the global business environment. Graduates will have not only a Global Business major, but also a concentration in one of the functional areas of business (Finance, Management, Marketing, and Business Analytics and Information Systems). With this preparation, graduates will find employment in many manufacturing, service or knowledge-based industries with global markets, global suppliers, global sources of finance and/or a globally diverse workforce. The Global Business program is unique in that it combines preparation in business administration with language studies and a meaningful overseas work or study experience.

Limited Access


Students who transfer to the USF Muma College of Business must meet the following admission guidelines below:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit earned.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5  (applies only to limited access programs) on all college-level work and a minimum of 2.0 on all credit attempted at USF, including any prior to renewal.
  3. Completion of all state mandated prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or better in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA in all seven (7) courses. The courses are:
    a. Financial Accounting: ACG X021/ACG X022 (or ACG X001 & ACG X011)*
    b. Managerial Accounting: ACG X071 (or ACG X301)*
    c. Computers in Business: CGS X100 (or acceptable substitute)
    d. Principles of Macroeconomics: ECO X013
    e. Principles of Microeconomics: ECO X023
    f. Elementary Calculus: MAC X233 or MAC 2230
    g. Statistics: QMB X100 or STA X023 or STA X122

*Accounting majors must earn a C not C- in ACG 2021  and ACG 2071 .

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Graduation Requirements


Satisfactory completion of the following requirements: 

  • General Education Program (36 credit hours), including State Core General Education Requirements;
  • State Computation (6 credit hours); 
  • State Communication (6 credit hours, in addition to ENC 1101  and ENC 1102 ); 
  • Minimum of 120 unduplicated credit hours;
  • A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework;
  • Major and college requirements in a chosen degree program;
  • Nine credit hours of coursework taken during the summer term(s) (if entered USF with less than 60 credit hours); 
  • Registration and successful completion of at least thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours;
  • 42 credit hours of upper-level coursework;
  • Civics Literacy;
  • Foreign language admissions coursework.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Transfer credits will be accepted from accredited institutions; however, all hours earned may not be applied toward USF business degree requirements. Individual courses will be evaluated by an academic advisor and appropriately credited toward requirements in the student’s program at USF.

Florida public state or community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state or community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in finance, marketing, management, and accounting, as well as other business administration and economics courses, taken at the lower division level that are offered as upper division courses at USF will not be accepted for upper division credit in business administration or economics. In general, business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs of the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.

Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS) program in Business Administration are fully admissible to USF. Please see a business advisor to determine the articulation courses, discuss admission to the Muma College of Business and prepare a program plan for degree completion. Students transferring to the Muma College of Business with an A.S. in Business Administration may earn a major in Management only.

Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (A.S.) program in any other discipline should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, SVC 2002, (813) 974-4051, for information regarding course transferability and degree articulation.

Completion of the following State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites (or equivalents) with a grade of C- or higher in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA:

  • ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 & ACG X011) - 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 or ACG X301 - 2-3 credit hours
  • CGS X100* or CGS X100C or CGS X570 or CGS X060 or CGS X531 or CGS X000 or ISM X000 - 3-4 credit hours
  • ECO X013 - 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 - 3 credit hours
  • STA X023 or STA X122 or QMB X100 - 3-4 credit hours
  • MAC X233 

Accounting majors must earn a C not C- in ACG 2021  and ACG 2071 .

Supporting Required Courses: 3 courses; 9 credit hours


A minimum grade of C- in each Supporting course is required.

Required Courses: (42 credit hours)


Major (Restricted) Electives: (18 credit hours)


Global Business Major Electives: 2 courses; 6 credit hours


Select two courses from the following list of International Business courses:

Oversees Business Internship Study Abroad Experience


An approved study abroad or overseas internship must be completed as part of the degree requirements.

Concentration (12 credit hours)


In addition, students must declare and complete a 12-credit hour concentration from the following list:

  • Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Management

Finance Concentration: 4 courses; 12 credit hours


Global Business B.A. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


  • A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF.
  • An overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework.

Grading Requirements


In computing entry grade point average, all business and economics courses taken for S or U grades will be converted to C or F, respectively.

Within the 120-semester-hour program, students must complete a minimum of 27 hours of upper-level coursework with a grade of C- in all courses.

D/F Policy


All students entering USF for the first time in Fall 2017 or later, who subsequently earn three (3) D and/or F grades in any or any combination of the following courses at USF will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance and to a major not conferred by the Major residency: Students must complete 18 hours of upper-level Business coursework in residency at USF (9 major core and 9 concentration).

Other Requirements


Courses used to satisfy a major in Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Management, or Marketing may not be used to satisfy the concentration requirement for the Global Business major. Courses used for a Global Business concentration cannot be used for a major.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Internship Opportunities


Advising Information


Tampa Campus Location:  BSN 2102
(813) 974-4290 or schedule an advising appointment online at https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/appointments.aspx

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (Friday is reserved for walk-in’s only)
Please refer to website for most current office hours and advising availability information: https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/

For questions email bsnadvising@usf.edu
Be sure to include your name, U#, and contact information with your question.

St Petersburg Campus Location:  DAV 134
Mon-Thu: 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Fri: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
(727) 873-4511 usfsp-advising@usf.edu
Website:  https://www.usfsp.edu/academic-advising/

Sarasota Manatee Campus Location:  SMC C107
(941) 359-4330 sar-advising@usf.edu

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Website:  www.usfsm.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/

4 Year Plan of Study - Global Business B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 6 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15 

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 9 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Global Business B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12