International Business Minor


Multinational corporations are on the rise and looking for individuals to guide them through the intricacies of global commerce. 

Gain a Global Perspective

The international business minor provides undergraduate students outside the John Cook School of Business with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how business approaches need to consider cultural, political, economic, geographic and religious differences. The IB minor creates the knowledge and sensitivity for students to know areas to be researched before undertaking business with any overseas partner, no matter what region of the world: Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Africa.

Students are responsible for completing any prerequisites, and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in minor coursework.


International Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Eighteen (18) hours of coursework from the Cook School are required for the international business minor.

For full course descriptions, please click here.

Course Options

Twelve hours as follows (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 1900Principles of Economics *MATH 1200
IB 2000Introduction to International Business ECON 1900
IB 3100Geopolitics of World Business IB 2000 
IB 3160Cultural Differences IB 2000 

* Principle of Economics also fulfills three hours of social/behavioral sciences core requirement for the College of Arts & Sciences


Six hours chosen from the following courses (3 credits each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
IB 3020Latin American Business IB 2000
IB 3040Asian Business IB 2000 
IB 3140International e-Business IB 2000 & ITM 2000
IB 3150Middle Eastern Business IB 2000 
!B 4120International Business StrategiesIB 2000
IB 4900Global Immersion in International Business**IB 2000 & Junior Standing

**Various immersion locations; only one may be used to satisfy minor requirement