International Business Minor

The International Business minor is open to all business and non-business students. The objectives of the International Business minor are:

  • To provide students a broad-based interdisciplinary educational experience that will enable students to succeed in a culturally diverse global business environment
  • To enable students to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary for a career in international business
  • To provide students a flexible yet rigorous program that suits each student's own individual needs and interests

Foreign language study is not required to obtain the International Business minor but is strongly recommended. As many as 11 credits of language study may be applied toward the minor as electives. The required 17 credits of electives, as listed below, must come from at least three different disciplines, e.g., language, geography, history, political science, religious studies, business, etc. When completing the International Business minor, a study abroad experience is highly recommended. In addition, going on an exchange, doing an internship with an international context, and doing an independent study that allows the student to incorporate the various international courses he or she has taken in one research project, are all strongly recommended.

Students completing the International Business minor will complete the following courses, and are responsible for fulfilling the appropriate prerequisites for all courses:

ECNS 314International Economics3
BGEN 242DIntro to Int'l Business3
BMKT 441International Marketing3
BMGT 464International Management3
General Electives *11
Restricted Electives **6
Total Credits29
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General electives are selected in consultation with the JJCBE International Business minor advisor from an approved list of lower- and upper-division elective courses, which can include up to 11 credits of language study. The list is available on the College website, in the Bracken Center (Reid 457), or in the Office of Student Services (Reid 338).

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Restricted electives are selected in consultation with a JJCBE International Business minor advisor from an approved list of upper-division courses, which is available on the College website, in the Bracken Center (Reid 457), or in the Office of Student Services (Reid 338).