Business

CIS 119 Principles of Business Computer Systems 1
ACT 201 Introduction to Accounting 5
GEO 120 Touristic Geography 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business I 3
ETQ 125 International Etiquette and protocol I 3
2nd YEAR

CIS 219 Principles of Business Computer Systems II 1
POL 202 Business Policy 3
HOS 150 Introduction to the Touristic Industry 3
TRS 120 Touristic Organization 3
ETQ 225 International Etiquette and Protocol II 2
BUS 205 Business Law I 3
TRS 320 Economical and Touristical Development 3
FRN 213 Elementary French II 5
ENG 101 College Reading and Composition I 3
CIS 164 Microcomputer Applications 1
BUS 232 Business Communication 3

3rd YEAR

ENG 102 College Reading and Composition II 3
FRN 233 Intermediate French II 5
HOS 379 Hospitality Management 3
MKT 310 Marketing 3
BUS 305 Business Law II 3
MNG 300 Management 3
GEO 301 Physical Geography 3
CAS 500 Case Study 3
MAT 235 Business and Social Mathematics 5
TRS 500 International Travel and Tourism 3
PRO 210 Production Management 3
FRN 301 Advanced French I 5

4th YEAR

ESP 325 English for Special Purposes 3
ORG 112 Entrepreneurial Organization 3
BUS 410 Tax Returns 3
MKT 410 Marketing Strategies 3
INT 1 & 2 Internship 1 & Internship 2 6
ENT 450 Entrepreneurship 3
HOS 450 Hotel and Restaurant Management 3
MIS 410 Management Information Systems 3
ASM 500 Advertising and Sales Management 4
HRM 420 Human Resource Management 3
THS Thesis 3

Bachelor in Business Administration

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The importance of multinational firms and the economic interdependence of the world’s economies have increased dramatically in recent years. As a result, international commerce is no longer simply a matter of export and import trade but also includes international money and capital movements, foreign production by local firms, and international transfers of technology and management skills.

The business environment within which foreign operations are carried out differs radically from country to country. Likewise, the conditions and influences of international trade, capital flows, and technology transfers depend on the policies and perceptions of firms and governments.

Career Preparation

The program is designed to familiarize students with the current problems and methods of analysis related to the foreign operations of businesses. This framework includes a focus on the basic tools of analysis of international operations, such as international economic analysis and an analysis of sociocultural differences. Also included are appraisals of the techniques of market penetration abroad, the evaluation of investments abroad, and the selection of financial sources.

However, the program assumes that international business administration is not a field detached from functional areas such as marketing, finance, or accounting. Rather, it assumes that the international dimension builds on general business principles and on expertise in a legitimate functional field. Thus, students of international business administration are required to pursue a comajor, with a primary major in one of the following areas: management, marketing, finance, accounting, travel and tourism, hospitality or economics; and a secondary major in international business. It is highly recommended that students considering a career in international business develop fluency in one or more foreign languages.

International Business Core

Program Core (15-20 points)

EIB.101 Economics of International Business 3
BGE 103 Business and the Global Environment 3
IBM.201 International Business Management 3
and either
IFM.230 International Financial Management or 3
IMM.336 International Marketing Management 3

Plus one of the following options:

v Business Course Option (3 or 4 points) (choose one of the following):

IMM.340 International Financial Management 3
(based on selection above)
IMM 324 International Marketing Management 3
(based on selection above)
CES 200 Comparative Economic Systems 3
EDV 301 Economic Development 3

v Nonbusiness Course Option (4 points) (choose one of the following):

v Department of Anthropology

EBS 300 European Business, Society, and Culture 3
DVC 320 Developing Countries: 3
Tradition and Change

v Department of History

HEA 400 History of East Asia 3
HLA 420 History of Contemporary Latin America 3

v Department of Politics

CPL 300 Comparative Politics 3
IPL 300 International Politics 3
EEG 233 Eastern European Government and Politics 2
GPE 425 Responsibility 3
in the Global Political Economy
AFP 390 Business and American Foreign Policy 2
IPL 430 International Politics of the Middle East 3
IRA 320 International Relations of Asia 3

v Foreign Language Option (8 points): Any 8 points (or more) of course work in a single foreign language.

1. Students fulfilling the international business comajor will automatically fill the globalization requirement.
2. Substitutions will be made for these courses on a case-by-case basis by the director of the undergraduate program.
3. These courses may not be used to fulfill business studies requirements or electives; they may be used to meet general education requirements and electives as well as free electives.

Recommended Program Sequence

Students comajoring in international business may consult the director of the undergraduate program for advising.

As international business requirements may be satisfied by a range of alternatives, which will affect other parts of the curriculum, students should consult with an academic counselor before making their course selections for the comajor.

1st YEAR
Credits
ENG 101 College Reading and Composition I 3
EFL 101 Intro. to Reading and Composition 3
EN 110 Introduction to Economics 3
ECN 220 Economic Principles II 4
MAT 235 Algebra and Calculus with Applications 3
to Business and Economics
CIS 222 Computer-Based Systems 4
for Management Support

Social Science Requirement 4
Distribution Requirement 4

Total 28

2nd YEAR
Credits

ACT 200 Principles of Financial Accounting 5
ACT 104 Principles of Managerial Accounting 2
STS 235 Statistics for Business 5
Control, Regression & Forecasting Models
Distribution Requirement 1 4
Globalization Requirement 1 4
Natural Science 4
Nonbusiness Elective 4
Ethics Requirement 4

Total 32
3rd YEAR
Credits

FIN 307 Financial Management 4
MOA 340 Management and Organizational Analysis 4
MKT 310 Introduction to Marketing 4
ECO 450 Economics of International Business 2 3
BGE 500 Business and the Global Environment 3

Primary Major Courses 6
{ Free Elective 3
{ Nonbusiness Elective 2
{ Communications Requirement 4

Total 33

4th YEAR
Credits

BUS 304 Business Policy 3
MNG 433 Operations Management 4
IBM 490 International Business Management 3
IFM 475 International Financial Management 3
IMK 455 International Marketing Management 3
Final I.B. Requirement 3

v Primary Major Courses 6
v Free Electives 1 9
Total 31

Primary major core and international business core must total 27 business points. If nonbusiness options are selected to satisfy the international business requirement, they can be used to satisfy the globalization requirement, distribution requirement, nonbusiness or free electives. Additional business courses must be taken to bring total to 27 points. May also satisfy globalization requirement.

Bachelor in Business Administration

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT & APPRAISAL

The Real Estate program is flexible and broad based, preparing students for professional careers in the major service areas including appraisal, brokerage, development, mortgage and construction lending, property management, and corporate real estate. Banks, construction companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, life insurance companies, restaurant and retail chains, and many other firms all need real estate services. Several sub-specializations are available, some which (brokerage, appraisal, and property management) require licensing.

Students pursuing careers in real estate are encouraged to become active real estate national and international organizations.

Real Estate Integral Concentration

RES 320 Real Estate Principles 3
RES 321 Real Estate Finance & Investment 3
RES 322 Real Estate Appraisal 3
RES 323 Real Estate Law 3
RES 324 Real Estate Special Topics 3
GEO 221 Economic Geography 3
GEO 222 Marketing Geography 3
GEO 251 Industrial Location 3
GEO 188 Intro to Geographic Info Systems 3
GEO 191 Geography and Multinationals 3
FIN 401 International Business Finance 3
MNG 408 International Management 3
HIS 305 Historic Preservation or 3
RES 400 Land Use Development Controls 3
MNG 422 Construction Management I 3
MNG 423 Construction Management II 3

Bachelor in Business Administration

TAXATION

The requirements for the BA degree in Taxation can be completed in two years by completing two 3 credit hour courses each quarter of the year. If the student has one quarter per year when work or other obligations prevent them from enrolling in any courses (an “off” quarter), the requirements can still be completed in two and one half years. Students can choose either a Corporate Tax Track or a General Tax Track.

Federal Tax Planning and Research and Corporate Tax I will be offered every Fall Quarter and newly admitted students will be expected to enroll in these two courses. Other required courses will be offered each in different semesters to accommodate students with “off” semesters. Students will participate in determining what electives will be offered and when they will be offered. Because electives will likely be offered only once a year, and then only contingent on sufficient student interest, a student may choose to postpone finishing their degree in order to be able to take certain electives that are offered less frequently. Also, if an elective course of particular interest is unlikely to be offered at another time, a student may have to take an elective course during their off quarter.

Non-degree students may take up to six tax courses without formal admission into the program. Anyone wishing to take more than six courses must formally apply for admission into the BA degree in Taxation.

All candidates must complete the fifteen courses (45 credits) listed below:

Required Taxation Courses (7 courses):

TAX 208 Partnership Taxation 3
TAX 209 Corporate Tax I 3
TAX 210 Corporate Tax II 3
TAX 211 International Taxation 3
TAX 212 Taxation of Subchapter S Corporations 3
TAX 213 Research in Taxation 3
TAX 214 Federal Tax Planning and Research 3

TOTAL: 21

Taxation Electives (two courses from following):

TAX 215 Estate and Gift Tax 3
TAX 216 Fiduciary Taxation 3
TAX 217 Consolidated Tax Returns 3
TAX 218 Deferred Compensation 3
& Employee Benefits
TAX 219 Seminar in Taxation 3
TAX 220 IRS Practice and Procedures 3
TAX 221 Advanced Individual Income Taxation 3
TAX 222 State and Local Taxation 3
TAX 223 Tax Accounting Methods & Procedures 3
TAX 224 Corporate Reorganizations 3
TAX 225 Tax-Exempt Organizations 3

Free Electives (6 courses) 18

TOTAL CREDITS 45

Recommended tax electives for the Corporate Tax Track include Consolidated Tax Returns and Tax Accounting Methods and Procedures. Recommended tax electives for the General Tax Track include Estate and Gift Tax and Advanced Individual Income Taxation.

Free electives can be courses in taxation or other graduate-level courses offered at InterAmerican University. All non-tax elective courses are subject to the approval of the Program Director.

A maximum of 9 credits (3 courses) may be transferred in from graduate course work completed at other accredited institutions. This is also subject to the approval of the Program Director.

Graduate Degree Programs and Majors

M.B.A. Master of Business Administration

1st Semester

BUS 504 Financial Management 5
BUS 510 Marketing Management 5
BUS 514 Human Resource Management 5
BUS 522 Business Policy and Strategy 5
BUS 616 Advanced Quantitative Methods 5
BUS 620 Managerial Accounting 5
BUS 624 Organizational Design 5

2nd Semester

BUS 630 Total Quality Management (TQM) 5
THS Thesis 5

Electives

BUS 612 Economy within the Public Sector 5
BUS 618 Business Planning 5
BUS 622 Advanced Managerial Economics 5
BUS 627 Multinational Marketing 5
BUS 653 Multinational Finance 5
BUS 688 Administrative Policies and Procedures 5
Pre-requisites

A valid Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent. Preferable –although not indispensable- in Business Administration or Economics.

This graduate Program intends to continue the academic proficiency achieved during the undergraduate period while merging it with the personal and professional sufficiency, and consists on a series of subject areas and general courses called Base Curriculum, together with other electives until a minimum work load of 55 credit units is completed.

The M.B.A. degree is issued upon the presentation of a final thesis or dissertation.

Our final goal is to provide all candidates with the necessary skills as to acquire sound competencies in certain fundamental areas of their choice within the framework of Business Administration, while allowing them to share their training with the eventual exercise of their professional responsibilities.

Majors

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

v Financial mathematics
v Investment Analysis
v Stock exchange, facility management and international finance.

FISCAL MANAGEMENT

v Fiscal law
v Income tax
v Business taxation
v V.A.T
v Other tributes
v Fiscal planning and international taxation

ACCOUNTING

v General accounting
v Corporative accounting
v Cost accounting

BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

HUMAN RESOURCES

TOTAL QUALITY CONTROL

MARKETING

International Student Admission

International students cannot be granted admission on any basis other than full undergraduate or graduate standing. Before their admission to the University is complete, all international students must fulfill Spanish Immigration and Naturalization Service requirements and register with the Office of International Student Services.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.) or its equivalent is required for all applicants whose native language is other than English. The test must be taken in the student’s home country before admission is granted. This requirement may be waived (with permission from the University Dean) for international students who hold a degree from an accredited American college or university and who have studied oral and written English while a student in the American college or university. Presently, the minimum T.O.E.F.L. score acceptable for graduate work in the College of Business Administration is 500. The exam should be taken in October or January for September admission.

Upon arrival at the University, each international student is retested on their English language proficiency. Students’ oral English skills are rated in the areas of pronunciation, grammar, fluency and overall intelligibility. A satisfactory score is 85 or above. Those receiving lower scores will be informed by the Office of International Student Services of ways to enhance their English language skills, and their progress toward that end will be monitored by that office. No international student will be permitted to access a typical classroom before he or she has demonstrated satisfactory oral and written English proficiency.

All foreign students are required to carry specific health and accident insurance. An annual fee (reflecting the number of accompanying dependents) will be assessed at the first registration period of each year to meet the cost of this insurance for the subsequent twelve months.

Tuition and Fees

Please refer to InterAmerican University Official Catalog for complete tuition and fee information.

International students holding student visas are required to be enrolled as full-time students and must pay non-resident tuition regardless of the length of time they have lived in Spain. International students are required to carry health insurance through InterAmerican University. Single student coverage is $207 per semester. Additional premiums are assessed for family coverage.

Financing the Degree

Financial aid is available for all degrees but it is awarded on a merit basis and evidence of financial need.

Scholarships and Fellowships

University Graduate Scholarships

University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) cover partial to full tuition with the exception of the general fee. The I.A.U. requires no service contribution.

The Ada Tuleja Graduate Fellowship

The Ada Tuleja Graduate Fellowship is awarded to a new graduate students with outstanding achievement and who is a resident of Spain. This award of $1,250 serves as a supplement to the graduate assistantship and may be renewed up to three years.

Attendance Policy

Attendance at the first meeting of any College of Business course is mandatory. Students not in attendance at the first meeting may be dropped from the course. It is the responsibility of the student to take whatever steps are necessary to determine if they have been officially dropped from a course. This does not remove the student’s responsibility for dropping courses they do not intend to complete.
Grade Point Average Requirements

For graduation the student must have maintained a minimum 2.0 GPA in course work taken in the College of Business Administration and a minimum 2.0 GPA in the course work required in the major, except in Accounting, Finance and Marketing where a “C” or better is required in each course and a minimum 2.0 is required overall.

Student Load

A student who is enrolled in 16 semester hours of course work is considered to be carrying a normal academic load. Students in the College of Business Administration desiring to take more than 16 hours of course work must obtain permission from the college.

Support Services and facilities

Computer Facilities

The College of Business Administration houses a variety of computer labs (Macintosh and Windows), available for student use. All labs have Internet access. Lab consultants are available for assistance. Students will find it advantageous to own their own computer. Student accounts are also VAX which has C, COBOL, PASCAL, SPSS, and SAS.

University Library

The different libraries used by InterAmerican University usually constitute locally recognized research centers. The mission of these libraries is to assure access to the recorded knowledge and information required to support the instructional programs research endeavors, and social responsibilities of the University. The library maintains resources through the Internet service which include thousands of volumes, and many current serial subscriptions. The library also provides access to their own resources through the public on-line system. Access to an expanding number of resources across the country is provided through the City Hall. Besides, every student is provided with CD Roms containing a 5000 volume virtual library of general studies and a specific Business Reference Library.

Housing

Many international graduate student live in University housing; others commute to campus from nearby residential areas. The campus Housing Office is responsible for a number of residence halls and high-rise apartment buildings. It also can provide information about off-campus housing. Married students may apply for apartment facilities on campus. Rental rates vary according to apartment size and will be supplied upon request. Inquiries should be directed to the Secretary of General Coordination.

Health Care

The Student Health Service provides care to students and an emergency health service to the entire campus. Primary care is free of charge for students insured under the I.A.U. Student Health Insurance Plan. Students insured under other policies will be charged a fee for service. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Secretary General.

International Student Visas

The Office of International Student Services is responsible for issuing the documents needed for obtaining vi-sas. No documentation needed for a Spanish visa will be sent to the student until all required forms and fees have been received by the Office of International Student Services. This includes Financial Statements, physi-cal examination reports and any other credentials specified by the University and/or the Spanish Immigration and Naturalization Service. Originals of all Financial Statements must be received by the Office of Interna-tional Student Services before a Certificate of Eligibility can be issued. Faxed copies CANNOT be accepted.