iib-minor

Undergraduate Minor in International Business

Appropriate for any undergraduate major, the minor in international business is designed to increase students’ international knowledge, and develop their skills in order to function effectively in today’s dynamic global environment. Students who are seeking opportunities with a firm that has existing international operations, or one that plans to internationalize and/or expand its global footprint, will benefit from complementing their major of study with this minor.

Objectives

The Minor in International Business prepares students to…

  • Complement functional area knowledge with internationally-oriented skills that will give a competitive edge in the highly competitive job market.
  • Obtain an understanding of the international political, economic, and sociocultural environment that affects local and global businesses.
  • Gain knowledge in the relevance and use of specific tools used by experts in assessing the various types of risk in international business.
  • Examine worldwide integration of different institutional systems, and assess how this integration affect countries, organizational strategy and individual behavior.
  • Enhance intercultural awareness and sensitivity, and further develop cultural intelligence.
  • Develop thought processes and analytical skills essential to a global mindset.

Whether you plan to seek a challenging international experience, or you want to obtain knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare for a career that might include international responsibilities, then the Undergraduate Minor in International Business is right for you.

For Robinson business students, a 2.8 GPA in Area F (Business Foundation) and 45 credit hours are required to declare a minor in international business. Courses that count toward a student's major cannot also count toward this minor.

Students graduating with a degree offered by the Robinson College of Business must complete five classes (15 hours) from the list of minor in international business electives below:

Elective Courses for the Minor in International Business

IB 3090
International Business Operations
IB 4020
International Trade Management
IB 4030
China’s Economy & International Business Environment
IB 4080
Legal Issues in International Business
IB 4100
Introduction to International Entrepreneurship
IB 4391
International Business Field Study*
IB 4410
International Business Study Abroad: Analysis of Regional International Business Practices (3 or 6 hours. Only 3 hours of credit may count towards the minor.)
MK 4600
International Marketing
FI 4040
Foundations in International Finance
SPAN 4407
Spanish for International Business II
FREN 4043
French for International Business II
ITAL 4043
Italian for International Business II
GERM 4432
German for International Business II

* Restricted to senior-status and/or by department approval.

Students wishing to declare a minor in international business must file the proper paperwork with the Student Advisement Center or the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance at the Robinson College of Business. The advisor will determine the student's eligibility and process the request accordingly.
Thirty (30) credit hours and permission of an authorized advisor for this minor are required to declare a minor in international business for non-Robinson students. Pre-requisites for specific courses within the minor are required unless consent of the instructor is given. Courses that count toward a student's major cannot also count toward this minor.

Students graduating with a degree not offered by the Robinson College of Business must complete:

BUSA 3000
Globalization and Business Practices
And four classes (12 hours) from the list of Minor in International Business Electives listed above