Introduction

The International Finance and Marketing major area of specialization is aimed at meeting the needs of business students seeking to pursue a career in international business, finance, and/or marketing. Major Area of Specialization in International Finance and Marketing (STEM)

Educational Objectives

The International Finance and Marketing major area of specialization is designed to prepare students for the most critical areas of decision making in international business. The objective is to provide business students with a comprehensive curriculum based on a strong program of international courses, and to create opportunities for access to multinational companies and the international business community.

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BBA in International Finance and Marketing must complete the BBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the International Finance and Marketing major area of specialization as follows:

Curriculum Requirements

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Electives 224
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BUS 101First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork)3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 110Quantitative Applications in Business (minimum grade of C- required)3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics3
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Major Area of Specialization in International Finance and Marketing 4 , 5
Fundamentals of Finance (taken as part of the Business Core - minimum grade of B required)
Foundations of Marketing (taken as part of the Business Core - minimum grade of B required)
FIN 320Investment and Security Markets3
FIN 330International Finance3
FIN 431International Financial Management3
MKT 302Marketing Research and Market Analysis3
MKT 360International Marketing3
MKT 469International Marketing Management3
Major Choice Course3
Select one course (3 credit hours) at the 400 level from Finance departmental offerings. 6
Total Credit Hours120
1

NOTE:  ENG 105 and ENG 106or their equivalents, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.

2

 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.

3

 Students who do not earn at least a C- in ENG 106 must either repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.

4

 In order to pursue a major in International Finance and Marketing, a student must earn a grade of "B" (grade point of 3.0) or higher in both FIN 302 and MKT 201/MKT 301 (note that a grade of "B-" does not qualify), and must have a minimum cumulative University of Miami GPA of 2.5 before enrolling in FIN 303 or FIN 320.

5

All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in International Finance and Marketing must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher (except for the minimum "B" grade required for FIN 302 and MKT 201/MKT 301, as noted).   A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization. 

All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.

6

  No 300-level Finance course may be used to satisfy this requirement.  Additionally, some 400-level Finance courses require FIN 303 as a pre-requisite.

BBA in International Finance and Marketing - Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the School of Business and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the School of Business.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
FIN 320 Investment and Security Markets 3
MKT 302 Marketing Research and Market Analysis 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
FIN 330 International Finance 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
MKT 360 International Marketing 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
FIN 431 International Financial Management 3
International Finance and Marketing Major Choice - FIN 400 level course 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
MKT 469 International Marketing Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120