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Minor in International Business

The program of study for the International Business minor develops business expertise and cultural breadth. Specifically, it includes:

Business — functional capability
Students take five courses (15 credits) in several functional areas of business, including international business, management, marketing, economics, and finance.
Language/area studies
The ability to function effectively in more than one culture sets the IB minor apart. Students must complete nine credits of study from: language courses in the selected foreign language, courses in the related area studies, or courses taken during full-time resident study at a foreign university.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the minor in international business, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate first-year language proficiency and cultural knowledge in the student's chosen foreign language.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of a chosen functional area of business.
  • Explain the factors that determine international trade patterns and capital flows, and analyze their impact on global business operations.
  • Identify the major components of culture and explain how cultural differences affect the conduct of business.