School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
International Political Economy and Global Business (Double Major) (BS)
Bachelor of Science in International Political Economy and Global Business (Double Major)
Degree Requirements (142 semester credit hours)1
A minimum of 9 semester credit hours must be earned during a semester of study abroad. Any 9 semester credit hours from the degree plan may be chosen, however, students should be aware that study abroad courses are subject to a pre-approval process to ensure transferability.2
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours3
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication
RHET 1302 Rhetoric
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses (see advisor and degree requirements)
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture core courses (see advisor)
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts core courses (see advisor)
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from American History core courses (see advisor)
Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours
GOVT 2305 American National Government
GOVT 2306 State and Local Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
II. Major Requirements: 100 semester credit hours
Global Business Major Preparatory Courses: 15 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
or OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Major Core Courses: 28 semester credit hours
IMS 3100 Professional Development
BCOM 3310 Business Communication
BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communication
FIN 3320 Business Finance
ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business
OPRE 3310 Operations Management
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
BPS 4305 Strategic Management
IMS 3310 International Business
Major Related Courses: 12 semester credit hours
IMS 4320 International Marketing
FIN 3380 International Financial Management
IMS 4330 Global Human Resource Management
IMS 4373 Global Strategy
International Political Economy (IPEC) Core Courses: 21 semester credit hours
Choose seven courses from the following:
ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 4360 International Trade
IPEC 3349 World Resources and Development
IPEC 4301 Political Economy of Industrialized Countries
IPEC 4302 Political Economy of Developing Countries
PSCI 4329 Global Politics
PSCI 4356 International Political Economy
PSCI 4360 The Political Economy of Multinational Corporations
Foreign Language Requirement: 12 semester credit hours of the same language
If the language credit is obtained without taking classes, twelve additional semester credit hours of Free Electives (upper-division or lower-division) can be taken by student. May include 3 semester credit hours from BCOM 3320, BCOM 3321, BCOM 3322, BCOM 3323.
Upper-Division Major Related Electives: 12 semester credit hours
All students are required to take at least twelve semester credit hours of electives from IPEC or other approved courses.
Both lower- and upper-division courses may count as electives but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.
Each student is expected to complete a minimum of 160 hours of business-related work to fulfill the JSOM professional practicum requirement.
1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2. Students with non-academic obligations (for example, full time jobs) who cannot study abroad for an entire semester may request a waiver to substitute 6 semester credit hours of faculty led study trips (IMS 3V91, IMS 3V92, IMS 3V93, IMS 3V94, IMS 3V95, IMS 3V96). An international internship may also be substituted for the semester of study abroad.
3. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
4. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
5. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
6. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 or MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
7. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.