Program Overview

Berkeley College offers an Associate in Science degree in International Business for students who are interested in globalization and how business has been affected by the process of opening up borders and creation of trade agreements. Due to international trade agreements and other issues which have fostered the growth of globalization in the U.S. and other nations, managers are becoming more and more involved in the operations of business functions that span national boundaries; therefore, need an understanding of international business environments.  Through this specialization, students will study how global organizations and operate and how they are adapting to diverse business climates.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include international business, international trade policies and practices, international management, computer applications in business, world cultures, fundamentals of accounting for managers, business organization and management, career management, principles of management, computer applications,

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enable firms to operate in both domestic and global environments, to develop critical-thinking and analysis skills to solve business problems in a real-world context, to analyze ethical issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, and social perspectives, and to evaluate the application of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

    Requirements

    Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Application requires: certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    During the Great Depression, women attended Berkeley College, in New York City, to learn vital executive secretarial skills. First established by Alyea M. Brick in 1931, Berkeley added a two-year secretarial program awarding college credit and then opened a second campus in 1936. With the introductions of computers and new technologies, Berkeley College expanded horizons, adding additional campus locations, increasing the number of academic programs, and admitting male students by 1977. Today, the private, for-profit Berkeley College maintains three campus locations in New York and six locations in New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online. Students can pursue associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with certificate programs.

    Berkeley College Online offers degree programs for non-traditional students and students requiring added flexibility. Courses are delivered asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments at their pace and have access to coursework 24/7. Typical online classes include reading and writing assignments, in addition to discussion boards and possible online group projects.

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