Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Minor in International Business

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 Eli Broad College of Business and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in The Eli Broad College of Business other than the Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business.
Students who are interested in the minor must contact The Eli Broad College of 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.

Requirements for the Minor in International Business

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
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  FI 451 International Financial Management 3
  GBL 460 International Law and Business 3
  MGT 476 Globalization and International Management (D) 3
  MKT 415 International Marketing Management 3
  A course taken to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 3.  
3. Complete an additional 6 credits in courses selected from the following list:  
  EC 306 Comparative Economic Systems 3
  EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries 3
  EC 340 Survey of International Economics 3
  EC 406 Economic Analysis of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 3
  EC 410 Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries 3
  EC 412 Economic Analysis of Latin America 3
  EC 413 Economic Analysis of Asia 3
  EC 414 Economic Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa 3
  EC 440 International Trade 3
  EC 441 International Finance 3
  FI 451 International Financial Management 3
  GBL 460 International Law and Business 3
  GBL 480 Environmental Law and Sustainability for Business: From Local to Global (I) 3
  MGT 476 Globalization and International Management (D) 3
  MKT 415 International Marketing Management 3
4. Complete an additional 3 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 advisor prior to enrollment in the course.  
5. Completion of a study abroad program (6 credits) or a pre-approved international internship (credit or non-credit) as approved by The Eli Broad College of Business.  
6. 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 or not the student has fulfilled this requirement.