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Master of Science in International Business
The Master of Science in International Business is a program designed to provide international students with an advanced understanding of the core disciplines of international business.
Degree Requirements
A total of fifty-four (54) quarter units are required for the degree. One quarter unit equals 11 hours of instruction and examination. The candidate is required to complete 12 units of elective courses in business, computers, or accounting. Elective work may be graduate level work with course numbers 500 and above or upper-division undergraduate work with course numbers 300 and above earned beyond the bachelor's degree.
The candidate is required to have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher for graduation. The normal time required to complete the Master of Science degree is from one to two years.
Course Requirements
The candidate must complete all prerequisite requirements to be eligible for matriculation into the program including the following courses: Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Accounting II, Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing. Students who have graduated from an accredited or state-approved university and who have completed the four prerequisites during their undergraduate program may waive the prerequisite requirement. However, because accounting methods differ around the world, a brief accounting assessment test is used for students who wish to waive the accounting prerequisite.
Residence Requirements
The student must complete a minimum of 42 units while in residence at CIU. The units must be earned in lecture format courses. Courses commonly referred to as thesis, directed study, or independent study do not meet the residence requirement. A total of nine units may be transferred to the degree from previous academic work. The University does not accept credit for life or work experience earned prior to enrollment.
Prerequisites to be completed by the end of the first two quarters of study are the following: Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Accounting II, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing.