Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies

(College of Liberal Arts)

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), located in Tokyo, offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies (IBS). TUJ offers a truly international experience - inside and outside the classroom, as well as among students and faculty. This program will prepare students for a challenging career anywhere in the world.

The IBS program challenges students to integrate international business with language studies, an understanding of world affairs and hands-on internship experience. Students develop the global mindset that multinational firms need in the 21st century.

IBS students work on teams with people of similar backgrounds and with those who are often quite different in how they approach life and their studies. TUJ encourages students not only to be multilingual, but also to understand how to navigate across cultures and borders. The IBS program teaches them to think critically, form a well-reasoned opinion, and then capably express that opinion. This is accomplished through class participation, visits to local businesses, and by bringing savvy international business people in the classroom. With those tools, TUJ graduates move confidently into the world of international business and launch productive, fulfilling and viable global careers.

The Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies will be conferred upon a student after the completion of 123 credits. The College of Liberal Arts awards this degree.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University and College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Requirements

  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.
  • Students must complete the General Education curriculum.
  • Students must follow CLA requirements as specified in the CLA College Requirements section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

2. Major Requirements (Minimum 76 credits, in addition to a fourth semester level foreign language requirement)

General IBS Core / Non-Business Courses
MATH 1021College Algebra4
MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
MATH 2031Probability and Statistics3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
ECON 3563International Trade3
or ECON 3564 International Monetary Economics
ECON 3538Managerial Economics3
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
CLA 2030Special Topics in Liberal Arts III (Technology in International Business)3
Political Science 2000 or higher level elective (consult with the Academic Advisor and/or the Major Coordinator)3
POLS 2321Politics of the Global Economy (consult with the academic advisor for pre-requisite)3
ASST 2511Introduction to Asian Business3
ECON 3581Co-op Experience in Economics (Internship)3
CLA 2020Special Topics in Liberal Arts II (International Career Strategies)2
Lower Division Business Courses
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2102Managerial Accounting3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
IBS Major Courses
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Global Finance
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
Marketing in a Global Environment
IBS Major Courses Writing Intensive and Capstone
JIBS 4197Global Business Overview3
JIBS 4596International Business Capstone3
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) or College of Science and Technology (CST)
Select three of any CLA/CST courses at 2000+ level or higher9
Fourth-semester proficiency in one foreign language
Select one of the following, or consult with the Academic Advisor and/or the Major Coordinator:3-4
Chinese Intermediate II
TUJ - Japanese Intermediate II
Intermediate Japanese II
Korean Intermediate II

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802 or 0812Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
MATH 1021College Algebra4
Foreign Language 1001 (first level)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
Foreign Language 1002 (second level)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus14
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
Foreign Language 2000+ (third level)3-4
IH 0852Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
MATH 2031Probability and Statistics3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
Foreign Language 2000+ (fourth level)3-4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
ACCT 2102Managerial Accounting3
CLA 2020Special Topics in Liberal Arts II (International Career Strategies)2
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ECON 3581Co-op Experience in Economics (Internship)3
CLA 2030Special Topics in Liberal Arts III (Technology in International Business)3
One Political Science course at 2000 level or higher23
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Global Finance 
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management 
Marketing in a Global Environment 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
One CLA/CST course at 2000 level or higher3
JIBS 4596International Business Capstone [WI]3
ASST 2511Introduction to Asian Business3
POLS 2321Politics of the Global Economy3
Select one of the following:3
International Trade 
International Monetary Economics 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
JIBS 4197Global Business Overview [WI]3
ECON 3538Managerial Economics3
One CLA/CST course at 2000 level or higher3
One CLA/CST course at 2000 level or higher3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 123
1

This course satisfies the GenEd Quantitative Literacy requirement.

2

Through a consultation with an academic advisor or the major coordinator.