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.
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 other than The School of Hospitality Business.
With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. At least 12 unique credits counted toward the requirements for a student’s minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student’s major.
The student must complete the requirements specified below with a grade point average of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill requirements 1. through 5.
1. The following course (3 credits)
- MKT 310: International and Comparative Dimensions of Business: 3 credits
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
- FI 451: International Financial Management
- GBL 460: International Law and Business
- MGT 476: Globalization and International Management
- MKT 415: International Marketing Management
3. Complete an additional 6 credits in courses selected from the following list:
- EC 306: Comparative Economic Systems: 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
- EC 441: International Finance: 3 credits
- FI 451: International Financial Management: 3 credits
- GBL 460: International Law and Business: 3 credits
- GBL 480: International and Comparative Environmental Law for Business: 3 credits
- MGT 476: Globalization and International Management: 3 credits
- MKT 415: International Marketing Management: 3 credits
4. International Content
- Complete an additional three credits in a course with international content. Courses not used to fulfill requirement 3. above may be used to fulfill this requirement. Any other course must be approved by the student’s adviser prior to enrollment in the course.
5. Study abroad
- Completion of a study abroad program (six credits) or a pre-approved international internship (noncredit).
6. Foreign language
- Demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to four semesters of study at the university level.* The results of the MSU foreign language placement test** will be considered in determining whether or not the student has fulfilled this requirement.
* Language course credit/equivalency through the 202 level. For students who begin at the 101 level, 4 semesters will be needed to complete the 202 course. For students who begin at a higher course level, fewer than 4 semesters will be needed to complete the 202 course (example: students who begin in FRN 201 because of their placement test score will need 2 courses to complete the requirement – FRN 201 and FRN 202).
** Foreign Language Placement Testing: If you believe that your foreign language skills are sufficient for the language requirement, you can take a foreign language placement test. Some tests are offered online and others can be taken by request.