Business Transfer-International Business AA

International Business

Last updated 4/7/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1051

Program Contacts:
QC Campus

Paula Tigerman, 309-796-5323, tigermanp@bhc.edu
East Campus
Wendy Smith, 309-854-1713, smithw@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in international business at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for an international business major, students should consult with an advisor at Black Hawk College for additional information.

This program provides a solid foundation on which to build a four-year degree in international business. The curriculum equips the student with an international awareness and provides an understanding of the global economy. This curriculum also develops fluency in foreign language of the student’s choice. Finally, the student is made aware of differences and similarities of global business practices and ethics.

Various opportunities exist for the quality student with the combination of foreign language fluency and business skills.

Business Transfer-International Business AA
Associate in Arts Code 1051
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ECON 221 — Principles of Macro Economics (3)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Foreign Language (4)
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology (3)

Second Semester
ECON 222 — Principles of Micro Economics (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
1Foreign Language (4)
MATH 131 — Finite Mathematics for Business (3)
Physical Science Lab (4)

Third Semester
ACCT 101 — Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 103 — Financial Accounting Lab (1)
ECON 270 — Introduction to International Business (3)
2Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
MATH 132 — Mathematical Analysis for Business (4)
Elective (1)

Fourth Semester
ACCT 102 — Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 104 — Managerial Accounting Lab (1)
BL 202 — Business Law II (3)
MATH 228 — Probability and Statistics  or  (3)
ECON 228 — Probability and Statistics
Life Science (3-4)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)

Minimum Total Hours Required for degree (64)

1Language courses must be 202 level and above to fulfill Humanities group requirement.
2Select a Fine Arts or Humanities other than Foreign Language

Courses for this program include: »

ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Eligibility to enroll in MATH 112 or instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 103 or ACCT 103 “C” or better.
Introductory course for the study of financial accounting principles that presents accounting as an information system used to analyze, record, and communicate financial information about business performance. Emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and concepts guiding the reporting of business transactions for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include the accounting cycle (transaction analysis, accruals and deferrals, preparation of financial statements including the income statement, statement of stockholders’ equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and the closing process); internal controls, cash, recording and valuation of current and long-term receivables; merchandise inventory including perpetual and periodic systems and inventory valuation methods; long-term assets including property, plant, and equipment, natural resources, and intangible assets; cost allocation methods related to long-term assets including depreciation, depletion, and amortization; current liabilities (accounts payable, unearned revenues, and short-term notes payable); long-term liabilities (notes and bonds payable and related interest expense); contingent liabilities; and stockholders’ equity including retained earnings and paid-in capital. IAI: BUS 903

ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: ACCT 101 “C” or better or BA 170 and BA 180 “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 104 or ACCT 104 “C” or better.
An introductory course for the study of managerial accounting principles that presents managerial accounting as an information system used by managers for planning, controlling and directing business operations in domestic and international manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is on understanding and applying common managerial accounting practices and decision-making techniques that support the achievement of an organization’s financial goals and objectives. Topics covered include the role of managerial accounting in domestic and international settings, classification and analysis of costs (product, period, variable, fixed, mixed, opportunity, sunk and differential), costing systems (job-order, process, activity-based, variable, absorption, standard, just-in-time) cost-volume-profit relationships, break-even analysis, preparation and analysis of budgets (master budget with supporting schedules, flexible budget), standard costs and variance analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements (pro forma Income Statement, pro forma Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows), and analysis of financial statements (vertical, horizontal, and ratio). IAI: BUS 904

ACCT 103 Financial Accounting Lab
1 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 101 or ACCT 101 “C” or better.
An introductory course which provides a computerized learning environment to support the study of financial accounting principles that presents accounting as an information system used to analyze, record, and communicate financial information about business performance. Emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and concepts guiding the reporting of business transactions for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include the accounting cycle (transaction analysis, accruals, and deferrals, preparation of financial statements including the income statement, statement of stockholders’ equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flow, the closing process); internal controls; cash; recording and valuation of current and long-term receivables; merchandise inventory including perpetual and periodic systems and inventory valuation methods; long-term assets including property, plant, and equipment, natural resources, and intangible assets; cost allocation methods related to long-term assets including depreciation, depletion, and amortization; current liabilities (accounts payable, unearned revenues, and short-term notes payable); long-term liabilities (notes and bonds payable and related interest expense); contingent liabilities; and stockholders; equity including retained earnings and paid-in capital. IAI: BUS 903

ACCT 104 Managerial Accounting Lab
1 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 102 or ACCT 102 “C” or better.
An introductory course which provides a computerized learning environment to support the study of managerial accounting principles that presents managerial accounting as an information system used by managers for planning, controlling and directing business operations in domestic and international manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is on understanding and applying common managerial accounting practices and decisions-making techniques that support the achievement of an organization’s financial goals and objectives. Topics covered include the role of managerial accounting in domestic and international settings, classification and analysis of costs (product, period, variable, fixed, mixed, opportunity, sunk and differential), costing systems (job-order, process, activity-based, variable, absorption, standard, just-in-time) cost-volume-profit relations, break-even analysis, preparation and analysis of budgets (master budget with supporting schedules, flexible budget), standard costs and variance analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements (pro forma Income Statement, pro forma Balance sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows), and analysis of financial statements (vertical, horizontal, and ratio). IAI: BUS 904

BL 202 Business Law II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BL 201 recommended.
An intensive analysis of law as used in business. Topics include contract law, commercial paper, sales law, partnership and corporation law, and real property transfers.

ECON 221 Principles of Macro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic macro economic principles of a capitalistic economy, its strengths and weaknesses including supply and demand, prices, role of government, national income measurement and determination, money, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and unemployment, international trade and payments. IAI: S3 901

ECON 222 Principles of Micro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic micro economic principles of a capitalistic economy emphasizing supply and demand, prices, elasticity, competitive forms in product and resource markets, government and business relationships, poverty, and agriculture. IAI: S3 902

ECON 228 Probability & Stat for Business Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 “C” or better or by algebra assessment.
Graphical methods, measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression and prediction, probability, distributions, parameter estimation, test for significance, introduction to analysis of variance and bivariate models. IAI: M1 902, BUS 901

ECON 270 Introduction to International Business
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course provides an overview and a basic understanding of current world activities, practices, and governmental aids and barriers to international trade. Exploration of various economic, geographic, political and cultural differences affecting international trade.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

MATH 131 Finite Mathematics for Business
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This course applies the concepts of algebra to problems found in economics, business, and non-physical sciences. The emphasis is on applications, not on mathematical structure. Topics include linear systems and programming, matrix algebra, mathematics of finance, an introduction to probability and game theory. IAI: M1 906

MATH 132 Calculus for Bus/Soc Sciences
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 112 “C” or better.
A calculus course which includes differential and integral calculus as applied to business, economics, sociology and natural science. Topics include functions, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integration. IAI: M1 900-B

MATH 228 Probability and Statistics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This class discusses the descriptive and inferential methods of statistics. It includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, distributions of random variables, and the use of computer packages for analysis of data. IAI: M1 902, BUS 901

SOC 101  Principles of Sociology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: College level reading scores on COMPASS required, or REA 098 and SBS 100 “C” or better.

Scientific examination of human society and social behavior. Concentrates on human behavior and assumes that it is largely shaped by the groups to which people belong and by the social interaction taking place in these groups. Acquire a basic sociological understanding and sensitivity to the issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. IAI: S7 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900