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2018-2019

Business

School of Business

Concentration(s):
Management/International Management
Program description

The activity of management is concerned with setting an organization's strategic goals and formulating processes to achieve them. Managers carry out their administrative roles by handling such duties as preparing and administering budgets, planning and directing operations, and coordinating employees' activities.

The management/international management concentration allows students to pursue an interest in the global nature of today's business world. A variety of opportunities for international study within and outside the university are available. Students in the management/international management concentration are encouraged to enrich their learning experience by pursuing a minor in international studies or foreign language, studying abroad or taking approved courses outside the School of Business.


Career opportunities

The management/international management concentration provides a firm grounding on all aspects of business coupled with concentrated study on international topics including international management, international marketing, and international financial management.  This concentrating extends your knowledge of business to the global arena.  Students often combine this degree with study abroad opportunities or participation in the International Consulting Program.  You will be prepared to take entry level positions such as account managers, business analyst or management trainees in international divisions of U.S. companies, and for careers in government agencies involved with international trade, and in nonprofit organizations.

https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/international-business-major.htm


Change of major requirements

Students are eligible for admission into the advanced business program with a major in the School of Business upon meeting the minimum cumulative GPA requirement and successful completion of the Business Foundation coursework, as outlined here: http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/business/undergraduate-information/shared-curriculum/



Bachelor-level job titles
  • International Account Representative
  • International Commodities Trader 
  • International Consultant
  • International Economist
  • International Exchange Trader
  • International Finance Writer
  • International Job Analyst
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • International Product Manager
  • International Purchasing Agent
Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare major, 2.0 to graduate
Department name:
Department of Management
Building/room location:
Snead Hall, Room B4106
Campus (where 75% of courses are taken):
Monroe park
Phone:
(804) 828-1530
Email:
mgmt@vcu.edu

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Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss tutoring, course electives, and degree progression.
  • Take Math Placement and register for math classes each semester until you complete SCMA 302.
  • Earn at least a 2.5 semester GPA and 15 credits per semester to declare your major at the end of your second year and graduate in 4 years.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Register to vote in Virginia and explore Richmond’s museums, parks, festivals, and cultural events!
  • Apply to live in the ASPiRE, Globe, INNOVATE, or LEAD Living & Learning Programs.
  • Get involved with VCU Student Government or one of over 450 clubs and organizations.
  • Attend two or three School of Business events.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about your study abroad options by visiting a study abroad fair and attending a First Advising Session in the Global Education Office.
  • Review the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs(OMSA) website for programs, events, and resources.
  • Join a living-learning program such as VCU Globe.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Explore “What Can I Do With This Major” to learn about employers/ job titles in your field of study.
  • Complete your Handshake profile and opt-in to industry email lists to learn about opportunities. 
  • Take Winning Presentations to develop the public speaking and communication skills employers want.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Complete a “Gap Analysis” Strategic Plan with your academic or career advisor, to help you identify and schedule pre-professional experiences.
  • Practice independent living skills such as money and time management, self-care, and personal responsibility.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor and explore minors, certificates, and skills-based value added courses. Make sure to take INFO 166.
  • Be prepared for a challenging year of ACCT, ECON and math classes. Use tutoring at the Campus Learning Center to get ahead.
  • Cultivate relationships with professors who can serve as references by attending their office hours.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a social issue (ConnectVA & HandsOnRVA). 
  • Explore peer leadership opportunities or apply for I-LEAD Connect, Alternative Spring Break. Consider becoming a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, or Student Ambassador.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend Diversity Scholars in Research Week.
  • Investigate spending a summer abroad with the International Consulting Program, or short-term, semester, and year-long Study Abroad opportunities.
  • Consider learning a language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create a draft of your resume and go to drop-ins at Business Career Services to have it reviewed.
  • Attend Black & Gold Academy, Career & Internship Fairs, and career events throughout the year.
  • Plan to complete at least 2 internships before the start of your 4th year.
  • Volunteer for the International Business Forum in October.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Participate in Explore Informational Interviews and Connect Mentoring Program.
  • Consider who you would like to serve as references for future letters of recommendation.  
  • Learn more about VCU’s Student Leadership and Involvement Center.
  • Join related professional organizations such as the International Business Club.
  • In spring, apply for a VAIBC and NCITD scholarship.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • See your advisor each semester to discuss degree progression and plans for elective coursework.
  • Take MGMT 310, MGMT 331, ECON 329.
  • Earn grades to keep cumulative and major GPA above 2.0 required for graduation.
  • Conduct independent undergraduate research.
  • Take summer or winter intersession classes to make up credits, if needed
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Research social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
  • Complete a community-engaged research project.
  • Attend civic meetings, such as school board, neighborhood associations, city council, or state legislative sessions.  
  • Become a tutor in the Campus Learning Center.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Apply for a Fulbright or other post-graduate international fellowship program through VCU’s National Scholarship Office. 
  • Experience VCU’s richness of diversity by attending VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival.
  • Participate in VCU Arts Qatar Day and apply for the Qatar Leadership Exchange.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Black & Gold Academy in the fall.
  • Gain additional professional skills on Lynda.com.
  • Use Handshake to apply to part-time jobs, internships, and externships to gain practical and relevant experience.
  • Consider interning at the World Bank, Washington International Trade Association, or the National Council on International Trade Development
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Research prospective employers and create a job or graduate school search strategy at least 8 months before graduation.
  • Research professional certifications needed for your field.
  • Learn to solve problems in Creativity and Ideation.
  • Join groups on LinkedIn connected to your future career. Expand your network.

Excel
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor a semester before your anticipated graduation to ensure all graduation requirements will be met.
  • Take MKTG 320, MGMT 389, MGMT 418, 3 International Management Electives.
  • Complete the BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam
  • Take MGMT 434 in your final semester. Be aware of the multiple prereqs!
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Consider applying for a year-long service opportunity after graduation through programs like VCU AmeriCorps, Literacy Lab, Peace Corps, Fulbright Student Scholars, Teach for America, and City Year.
  • Serve in a leadership role of a local community organization or student organization.
  • Consider jobs in the nonprofit sector, B Corps, or SCRs.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Reflect on your own cultural competency, and be prepared to answer interview questions that outline how you have worked with diverse populations.
  • Schedule a mock Interview with Business Career Services.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Complete at least one internship during your senior year at an employer where you would like to work.
  • Talk to your professors about their research interests and ways to get connected in the field.
  • Hold a leadership position in a club or organization.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Have your personal statement or cover letter reviewed, and do a mock interview at VCU Career Services. 
  • Attend the School of Business Career Fair in fall and spring.
  • Complete necessary exams, applications, or self-marketing activities for your next steps beyond graduation.
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost
Major map compass icon
2018-2019

Business

School of Business

Concentration(s):
Management/International Management
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss tutoring, course electives, and degree progression.
  • Take Math Placement and register for math classes each semester until you complete SCMA 302
  • Earn at least a 2.5 semester GPA and 15 credits per semester to declare your major at the end of your second year and graduate in 4 years.
  • Complete a “Gap Analysis” Strategic Plan with your academic or career advisor, to help you identify and schedule pre-professional experiences.
  • Practice independent living skills such as money and time management, self-care, and personal responsibility.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
Experience Year 2
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor and explore minors, certificates, and skills-based value added courses. Make sure to take INFO 166.
  • Be prepared for a challenging year of ACCT, ECON and math classes. Use tutoring at the Campus Learning Center to get ahead.
  • Cultivate relationships with professors who can serve as references by attending their office hours.
Year 3
  • See your advisor each semester to discuss degree progression and plans for elective coursework.
  • Take MGMT 310, MGMT 331, ECON 329.
  • Earn grades to keep cumulative and major GPA above 2.0 required for graduation.
  • Conduct independent undergraduate research.
  • Take summer or winter intersession classes to make up credits, if needed
  • Attend Black & Gold Academy in the fall.
  • Gain additional professional skills on Lynda.com.
  • Use Handshake to apply to part-time jobs, internships, and externships to gain practical and relevant experience.
  • Consider interning at the World Bank, Washington International Trade Association, or the National Council on International Trade Development
  • Research prospective employers and create a job or graduate school search strategy at least 8 months before graduation.
  • Research professional certifications needed for your field.
  • Learn to solve problems in Creativity and Ideation
  • Join groups on LinkedIn connected to your future career. Expand your network.
Excel Year 4
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor a semester before your anticipated graduation to ensure all graduation requirements will be met.
  • Take MKTG 320, MGMT 389, MGMT 418, 3 International Management Electives.
  • Complete the BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam
  • Take MGMT 434 in your final semester. Be aware of the multiple prereqs!
  • Reflect on your own cultural competency, and be prepared to answer interview questions that outline how you have worked with diverse populations.
  • Schedule a mock Interview with Business Career Services
  • Complete at least one internship during your senior year at an employer where you would like to work.
  • Talk to your professors about their research interests and ways to get connected in the field.
  • Hold a leadership position in a club or organization.