Economics - Undergraduate
Add a new concentration to an existing program
Bachelor of Business Admin - International Business Major
Concentration: Bremen Double Degree
Summary of the changes:
The International Business Flagship Program is proposing an undergraduate double degree program, with a major in International Business.
This effort is part of the mission of the Trans-Atlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA), see http://www.tabsanetwork.org/. This Alliance was established with the purpose of completing double degree programs between European and United States partners. We had already completed a double degree program with Kedge Business School in Marseilles, France, and University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, and this is our third program with Hochschule Bremen. We have a longstanding relationship with Hochschule Bremen, and Germany is one of the most desirable destinations for UNF students.
Hochschule Bremen (https://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/en/hsb/) is a very dynamic and international University of Applied Sciences in Germany, with a very diverse curriculum and number of partners. The University counts with more than 8700 students and offers UNF to count with its first double degree program in Germany, the largest country in the European Union and one of the leading world economies.
For this double degree program, in addition to meeting other University of North Florida and Hochschule Bremen requirements, all candidates must complete an admission interview by their home school. All double degree students will spend 2 years at each university. Students will take a minimum of 45 hours at the University of North Florida with at least 15 at the upper division.
The IB director have worked closely with the General Education Council, and the Director of Academic Programs and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison at the University of North Florida to ensure that German students will meet the UNF general education requirements upon graduation.
Both University of North Florida and Hochschule Bremen students will have the option of participating in the program in this limited access track (5 students will be accepted from each school each year) within the International Business Major. All students will complete the requirements for the University of North Florida Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in International Business and the requirements for The Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/International Management (BIM) from Hochschule Bremen. Instruction will be in both English and German. Although University of North Florida students will be given the opportunity to take some classes in English, proficiency through Intermediate German II is required of UNF students so they must continue to take German language during each semester in the program. Students who have demonstrated higher-level German language proficiency will be encouraged to take business classes offered in German. Students will complete both an internship and a thesis before graduating.
Credits necessary to obtain both degrees: 146
Benefit for the student: This program will greatly enhance the international experience of participating students. It will provide fluency in German and working experience in the largest country in the European Union. These skills will be readily available to foster business in the Florida economy, given the relationship of the United States with the European Union. This program will also provide students with a European degree and experience in the largest European Union country, which will benefit our students and UNF's offering of unique programs.
Resources needed: No extra resources are needed for this program.
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