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IBDD Curriculum

The curriculum for the International Business Dual Degree program combines the required general education classes that are required by NC State along with advanced level language classes and an accelerated business curriculum.  The business curriculum combines the requirements of NC State’s business administration degree program along the course modules structure that we have align with our five partners universities. The following table outlines the curriculum students starting at NC State follow.

Year 1 & 2 CoursesYear 3 & 4 Courses
Accelerated Business CurriculumAccelerated Business Curriculum
Introduction to BusinessHuman Resource Management
Accounting (2 courses)Information Technology
Economics (2 courses)Operations Management
Marketing (2 courses)Ethics
Finance (2 courses)International Economics/Business (2 courses)
Quantitative Methods (3 courses)Business Strategy (2 courses)
Organizational BehaviorThesis/Final Project
International StudiesConcentration Level Courses (4 courses)
Foreign Language Curriculum*Foreign Language Curriculum
Intermediate ILanguage Immersion Course Upon Arrival in Country
Intermediate II 
Advanced I 
Advanced II 
InternshipInternship
12 Week Internship at a U.S. Based Company26 Week Internship at a Company Based in the Country of the Partner School
General Education Courses General Education Courses
EnglishAdditional Courses Required by Partner University for completion of their degree program
Psychology 
Natural Sciences (2 courses) 
Communications 
Physical Education (2 courses) 

Advanced Placement/IB Scores

Students who take AP/IB courses during high school are encourage to take the subject matter tests for the courses. NC State requires various scores on different subject matter for AP and IB.  Please check their respective websites for specific scores on each subject.

For the IBDD students are encouraged to take the following AP/IB courses if they are available

  • Psychology
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Foreign Language
  • English
  • Economics
  • Natural Sciences

*  Students entering the Italian track can start at an lower level language class if they have taken up to four years of Spanish or Latin in high school, or the equivalent.