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 190Principles of Economics *MATH 120
IB 200Introduction to International Business ECON 190 
IB 310Geopolitics of World Business IB 200 
IB 316Cultural Differences IB 200 

* 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 302Latin American Business IB 200 
IB 304Asian Business IB 200 
IB 314International e-Business IB 200 & ITM 200/201 
IB 315Middle Eastern Business IB 200 
!B 412International Business StrategiesIB 200
IB 496Global Immersion in International BusinessIB 200 & Junior Standing