Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2006/2007)
15.4 Global and Regional Content

Courses chosen to meet the above requirements must have a coherent global and regional content. In order to achieve this coherency, students shall nominate a global region (e.g. Asia, Europe, Latin America) as a focus area within their program. The choice of region will affect the choice of non-business elective courses as well as the choice of location and content of the study abroad program.

  1. Non-business elective courses

    1. Non-business elective courses must include the following nine non-language credit hours:

      1. At least 3 further credit hours with a global and/or comparative international perspective

      2. At least 6 credit hours with a chosen regional perspective

      In the Selected Arts Courses With Global, Comparative International or Regional Contest table below an illustrative list has been provided, indicating a range of courses available at Memorial University of Newfoundland that offer a global or regional perspective. The latter may include languages, regional studies and other cross-cultural courses as well as approved courses in Economics.

    2. Study of a foreign language relevant to the chosen region, commencing in the Pre-iBBA program, is highly recommended. Students selecting a regional perspective and planning to undertake their study abroad program where English is not the main language must complete 6 credit hours of the relevant language prior to undertaking study abroad.

  2. Location and content of study abroad program

    1. The approved study abroad program must be taken at a location consistent with the chosen region of focus. This will usually be at one of Memorial University of Newfoundland's exchange partner universities but may involve participation in Memorial University of Newfoundland 's Harlow Program, or similar. Students are encouraged to carry a full 15 credit hour load while abroad but must follow a program of at least 12 credit hours or equivalent.

    2. To ensure that students obtain regional perspectives and skills not available at Memorial University of Newfoundland an approved program must include:

      1. at foreign language locations, at least three credit hours of study of a regional language.

      2. at all locations, at least six credit hours with a specific regional content

      3. at locations in Britain, Ireland, the US, Australia and New Zealand, at least 9 credit hours with a specific regional content.

      For the study abroad program, courses regarded as having specific regional content would include languages, regional studies and other cross-cultural courses as well as approved courses in Economics and Business.

    3. Subject to these requirements there is no additional restriction as to the proportion of business or non-business courses studied abroad. For example, an approved study abroad program may contain courses entirely of an ‘Arts’ nature. It is also possible to select courses that have no exact equivalent at Memorial University of Newfoundland and must be counted as unspecified credit.

      Courses studied abroad may be approved as counting toward any of the Curriculum course requirements listed above, but no course may count towards meeting two such requirements.