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International Business Minor

The minor in international business will be attractive to students who plan careers with an international orientation and who wish to add breadth to their major. The minor is designed for students who desire to increase their understanding of various regions of the world and the global marketplace.

Students must complete the requirements specified below with a grade-point average of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill requirements 1 and 2.

*For students already admitted to International Business prior to Fall 2018, please view your curriculum here.

 

Admission

To be considered for admission, a student must be admitted to a major within the Eli Broad College of Business (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management). The minor in international business is administered by the Broad College of Business and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the Broad College.

Requirements (Fall 2018 and later):

1. Two of the following courses (6 credits):

  • EC 340- Survey of International Economics: 3 credits
  • FI 451- International Financial Management: 3 credits
  • GBL 460- International Business Law and Sustainability: 3 credits
  • MGT 476- Globalization and International Management: 3 credits
  • MKT 415- International Marketing Management: 3 credits

*A course taken to fulfill this requirement may not be used within requirement 2.

2. Three of the following courses (9 credits):

  • ABM 427- Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets: 3 credits*
  • ADV 334- International Advertising: 3 credits*
  • ANP 436- Globalization and Justice: Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology: 3 credits*
  • EC 306- Comparative Economics: 3 credits
  • EC 310- Economics of Developing Countries: 3 credits
  • EC 340- Survey of International Economics: 3 credits
  • EC 406- Economic Analysis of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States: 3 credits*
  • EC 410- Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries: 3 credits*
  • EC 412- Economic Analysis of Latin America: 3 credits*
  • EC 413- Economic Analysis of Asia: 3 credits*
  • EC 414- Economic Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa: 3 credits*
  • EC 440- International Trade: 3 credits*
  • EEM 320- Environmental Economics: 3 credits*
  • FI 451- International Financial Management: 3 credits
  • GBL 460- International Business Law and Sustainability: 3 credits
  • GBL 480- Environmental Law and Sustainability for Business: From Local to Global: 3 credits
  • MGT 476- Globalization and International Management: 3 credits
  • MKT 310- International and Comparative Dimensions of Business: 3 credits
  • MKT 415- International Marketing Management

*Important pre-requisites. Please see an advisor or course descriptions for more information.
**Special Topics or Introduction courses (ACC/FI/MGT/SCM/GBL 491 or 393) must submit an International Course Request.

  • If students want a different course to count towards this requirement, they must complete an International Business Course Request. Please see below for important information regarding a request.
    1. You MUST BE ADMITTED to the International Business minor prior to submitting any course requests.
    2. The request should be submitted PRIOR to the start of the course. Courses without prior approval will not count toward the minor.
    3. Only 300- and 400-level courses will be reviewed.
    4. A course syllabus must be submitted with the request.
    5. A brief statement as to how this course will help towards your specific academic and career goals is required.

3. Abroad Experience:

The completion of a study abroad program (6 credits minimum) or pre-approved international internship (credit or non-credit) as approved by the Eli Broad College of Business. For more information or guidance, please see an advisor.

4. Competency in a Foreign Language:

Demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to four semesters of study at the university level.

*The results of the Michigan State University foreign language placement test will be considered in determining whether the student has fulfilled this requirement. For more information on the placement test, please visit the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA).

*Language course credit/equivalency means students will be completing courses through the “202-level.” If students begin at a higher level, fewer than 4 semesters will be needed to complete the “202-level” requirement.

*For more information, please see an advisor in the Eli Broad College of Business.

 


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