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International Commerce Major BAS

This BAS program is designed to build on specific, related, AAS programs offered primarily by technical colleges. Therefore this AAS is only available to students who have completed specific related AAS programs approved by an official articulation agreement between Metropolitan State and the college offering the AAS degree.

The goal of this program is to prepare you to work in an international commerce environment of a manufacturing or services company. More specifically, you will be educated in the theoretical principles and day-to-day practices of international commerce, the implications of globalization for a firm's domestic operations, the U.S. position in the global economy, international market entry planning, international product development, international business management practices, global business strategies, intercultural business transaction management, and career tracks and opportunities in the industry.

International commerce is a significant and growing 'sector' of Minnesota's economy, with exports of goods, services and raw materials to other countries contributing about $16 billion to the Gross State Product (GSP) and imports contributing about $21 billion in 2010. The average annual growth rate of international imports and exports in Minnesota has been between 5 and 10 percent for the last decade--about double the GSP rate--and each $1 billion in international commerce means more than 15,000 jobs.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the International Commerce major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • The approved AAS degree specified in the approved articulation agreement
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in AAS
  • COM Foundation Courses with a grade of C-, S or better (see below)

The COM Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.

Program Requirements

The degree requirements have five components:

  1. General Education and Liberal Studies
    Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University. Completion of an AAS does not satisfy MnTC or Metropolitan State University's General Education Liberal Studies Requirement.

  2. COM Foundation Courses (22 credits)

    To complete this BAS in 120 credits, you must successfully complete the first three courses (MIS 100, MATH 115, and STAT 201) or equivalent courses as part of your AAS degree.

  3. Business Core Courses (20 credits)

  4. International Commerce Core Courses (8 credits)

  5. International Commerce Elective Courses (4 credits)

  6. International Commerce Capstone (4 credits)
* Free waiver examinations are available for "testing out" of these courses. Contact your advisor or the College of Management Advising Center for information.

College of Management Double Major Policy

Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.