2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: International Business and Trade
Degree Plan: International Business and Trade AAS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.IBUS.TRAD.03

The International Business and Trade Program prepares students for entry-level employment in such positions as specialists in exporting and importing for the critically important and growing international trade community. Most students focus on careers in international marketing, export or import management including supply chain management, international transportation and logistics, import-export trading, or various international business support services. Skills developed for the export and import of goods and services are presented in the context of the global economy and cross-cultural awareness and communications. Emphasis is placed on the contribution of exports to the local, state, and national economies. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to the Export Assistance Center of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the Export-Import Bank through the Greater Dallas Chamber, the International Trade Center, SBDC, The Dallas Council on World Affairs, the North Texas Customs Brokers and Foreign Freight Forwarders Association, and Women in International Trade of Texas and other international organizations.

Entrepreneurs, managers of firms with export potential, international agents, traders, or brokers, customer sales and service representatives, transportation managers, product managers, documentation clerks, letters of credit specialists, and global e-commerce entrepreneurs or aspirants to these fields may all benefit from the International and Trade Program. An International Business and Trade Certificate and an Import-Export Certificate will expedite your entrance to the international arena. The Import-Export Certificate is offered concurrently through the Continuing Education Division. The International Business and Trade Program is a World Trade Week educational award winner of the International Trade Association of Dallas/Fort Worth.



IBUS 1305 Introduction to International Business and Trade 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


IBUS 1300 Global Logistics Management 3
IBUS 1301 Principles of Exports 3
IBUS 1354 International Marketing Management 3
IBUS 1349 International E-Commerce Systems 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences OR 3
MATH 2342 Elementary Statistical Methods (3)


IBUS 1302 Principles of Imports 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)


BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
IBUS 2339 International Banking and Trade Finance 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3


IBUS 2335 International Business Law 3
IBUS 2341 Intercultural Management 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
++Elective Recommended Elective OR 3
IBUS 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-International Business/Trade/Commerce (3)
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++Recommended Elective:

IBUS 1341 Global Supply Chain Management 3
IBUS 2345 Import Customs Regulations 3
IBUS 1351 Multinational Enterprise and Partnerships 3
IBUS 1191 Special Topics in International Business AND 1
IBUS 1291 Special Topics in International Business 2
IBUS 1391 Special Topics in International Business 3
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3
HRPO 2331 International Human Resource Management 3
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
MRKG 2349 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3

NOTE: A student cannot take more than three (3) Special Topics courses toward the degree.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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