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In our increasingly globalized world, more and more companies are operating across international borders, making effective cross-cultural management and innovative problem-solving methods even more vital to their enterprises. As you learn to address all the functional areas of business within an international context, your classes will emphasize discipline-based knowledge, so that you develop an understanding of basic business disciplines, as well as how to integrate the concepts, models, and techniques that are associated with business. Additionally, you will be given the tools to sharpen your skills in problem solving, IT, leadership, and communication.

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Introduction to the Business Experience
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Through small seminars and practical research, you’ll be given the space to practice problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and effective communication skills, while examining issues of global understanding, ethics, and responsibility. Our program takes full advantage of the multiple resources and support systems available thanks to our location in the heart of Paris, and these will allow you to acquire the skills you’ll need to succeed in a thriving, international environment.

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Amanda
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Business Integration
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Core Curriculum
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The International Business Administration core courses, which you must take as part of the major requirements, will provide you with the tools you’ll need to ground your present and future studies. Your introduction to the fundamentals of International Business Administration will help pave the way for your successful completion of other International Business Administration courses.

Core courses

BA1020 Introduction To The Business Experience

Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international digital camera market. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firm’s objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
MA1020 Applied Statistics I

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2020 Principles Of Macroeconomics

Examines the determinants of the levels of national income, employment, rates of interest, and prices. Studies in detail the instruments of monetary and fiscal policy, highlighting the domestic and international repercussions of their implementation.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2001 Financial Accounting

Introduces the basics of financial accounting and reporting for corporations. Studies how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. Emphasizes the effects of transactions on the financial condition of a company and explores the technical aspects of the principles underlying published financial statements.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2002 Managerial Accounting

Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, break-even analysis, product cost accounting, and relevant cost analysis.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

Introduces various aspects of the process by which people work to achieve organizational goals, and the structure and functions of the organization in which they occur. Using lectures, discussions, and case studies, the course focuses on the problems and challenges facing international management in the fields of planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2040 Marketing In A Global Environment

Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context. This is an introductory level class for students with no previous marketing class.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3010 Corporate Finance

Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3012 Business Ethics & Corporate Soc. Resp.

Provides conceptual tools for the personal and professional development of future business graduates. Explores the responsibilities of managers and those engaged in business from a deontological and consequentialist perspective. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of organizations as corporate citizens. Learning methods include the use of case studies, individual reflective thinking and group discussions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3070 Operations Management

Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3075 Legal Environment Of Business

Students will examine the legal process and the legal environment within which business must operate, as well as the interrelationship of government and business. Students develop an understanding of the methods by which legal decisions are formulated as they affect both individual rights and business transactions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
OR
BA3084 International Business Law

Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3500 Business Information Systems

This course introduces students to the important managerial issues in information systems today, such as how to best use information technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness in a firm. Students will also learn how to use software to support business decision-making.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4003 International Business

This course introduces students to the international business environment domains. It covers multinational corporation strategic imperatives and organizational challenges. It also addresses the following questions: What differentiates a global industry from a domestic one? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context? What organizational structural alternatives are available to multinationals?

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4080 Strategic Management: A Global Persp.

Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4050 Business Integration Capstone

This course is designed to ensure that students understood and retained the most salient parts of their undergraduate education. During this course students must pass exams covering the learning objectives of their degree program.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
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Major Overview

In our increasingly globalized world, more and more companies are operating across international borders, making effective cross-cultural management and innovative problem-solving methods even more vital to their enterprises. As you learn to address all the functional areas of business within an international context, your classes will emphasize discipline-based knowledge, so that you develop an understanding of basic business disciplines, as well as how to integrate the concepts, models, and techniques that are associated with business. Additionally, you will be given the tools to sharpen your skills in problem solving, IT, leadership, and communication.

Featured Course

Introduction to the Business Experience

Teams compete in an international business simulation designed to introduce them to business...

Learning Environment

Through small seminars and practical research, you’ll be given the space to practice problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and effective communication skills, while examining issues of global understanding, ethics, and responsibility. Our program takes full advantage of the multiple resources and support systems available thanks to our location in the heart of Paris, and these will allow you to acquire the skills you’ll need to succeed in a thriving, international environment.

Amanda

Alumna '16

AUP gave me a window onto the rest of the world and showed me...

Business Integration

Featured Course

Consists of a complex international business simulation that integrates...

Core Curriculum

The International Business Administration core courses, which you must take as part of the major requirements, will provide you with the tools you’ll need to ground your present and future studies. Your introduction to the fundamentals of International Business Administration will help pave the way for your successful completion of other International Business Administration courses.

Core courses

BA1020 Introduction To The Business Experience

Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international digital camera market. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firm’s objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
MA1020 Applied Statistics I

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2020 Principles Of Macroeconomics

Examines the determinants of the levels of national income, employment, rates of interest, and prices. Studies in detail the instruments of monetary and fiscal policy, highlighting the domestic and international repercussions of their implementation.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2001 Financial Accounting

Introduces the basics of financial accounting and reporting for corporations. Studies how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. Emphasizes the effects of transactions on the financial condition of a company and explores the technical aspects of the principles underlying published financial statements.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2002 Managerial Accounting

Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, break-even analysis, product cost accounting, and relevant cost analysis.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

Introduces various aspects of the process by which people work to achieve organizational goals, and the structure and functions of the organization in which they occur. Using lectures, discussions, and case studies, the course focuses on the problems and challenges facing international management in the fields of planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2040 Marketing In A Global Environment

Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context. This is an introductory level class for students with no previous marketing class.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3010 Corporate Finance

Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3012 Business Ethics & Corporate Soc. Resp.

Provides conceptual tools for the personal and professional development of future business graduates. Explores the responsibilities of managers and those engaged in business from a deontological and consequentialist perspective. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of organizations as corporate citizens. Learning methods include the use of case studies, individual reflective thinking and group discussions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3070 Operations Management

Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3075 Legal Environment Of Business

Students will examine the legal process and the legal environment within which business must operate, as well as the interrelationship of government and business. Students develop an understanding of the methods by which legal decisions are formulated as they affect both individual rights and business transactions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
OR
BA3084 International Business Law

Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3500 Business Information Systems

This course introduces students to the important managerial issues in information systems today, such as how to best use information technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness in a firm. Students will also learn how to use software to support business decision-making.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4003 International Business

This course introduces students to the international business environment domains. It covers multinational corporation strategic imperatives and organizational challenges. It also addresses the following questions: What differentiates a global industry from a domestic one? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context? What organizational structural alternatives are available to multinationals?

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4080 Strategic Management: A Global Persp.

Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4050 Business Integration Capstone

This course is designed to ensure that students understood and retained the most salient parts of their undergraduate education. During this course students must pass exams covering the learning objectives of their degree program.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >