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International Business Minor

College of Business Administration
Academic Advising Office
Room 107, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2872

Global business is fast becoming an important part of the U.S. economy. The world that college graduates are facing will essentially be a triad of powers (the United States and, perhaps, Canada and Latin America; Europe; and Japan and its Asian neighbors) and a borderless world. This suggests a need to be trained for employment that will have international implications. Whether students take a major in business, fashion design and merchandising, the hard sciences, English or education, some training in global outreach, cultural diversity and “business cultures” will be necessary. The International Business minor introduces students to cultural issues of a broad, global nature. Students are encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs to complement their studies.

Course Title Credits
Courses on a single foreign language or ILR Level One competency as determined by an international business faculty advisor in consultation with the appropriate language faculty member. Generally, this proficiency can be achieved by completion of the Intermediate I level of a foreign language.) 0-11
Required sophomore- and junior-level business core 
ACCT 23020 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 30234 International Business 3
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
Major Electives-choose from the following:
ECON  42075 International Economic Relations (3)  
FIN 46064 International Business Finance (3)  
MKTG 45060 International Marketing (3)  
Electives-choose from the following: 3
International Study Experience  
A second foreign language  
COMM 35852 International Communication (3)  
ECON 32075 Introduction to International Trade (3)  
GEOG 17063 World Geography (3)  
37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3);  
37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)  
37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
37084 Geography of South America (3)  
37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
HIST  31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
41114 Economic History of East Asia in Modern Times (3)  
41116 History of Japan (3)  
POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
10500 World Politics (3)  
30511 Problems of International Organization (3)  
30550 Latin American Politics (3)  
30551 U.S.-Latin American Relations (3)  
30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
40930 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)  
TOTAL 24-35

Requirement to declare the international business minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.

Requirement to graduate with the international business minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts in 30-40000 level courses) is required in the minor courses.


  1. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.
  2. Students with an interest in this minor are encouraged to take as their social science LER at least one of the following courses: GEOG 17063 World Geography, POL 10004 Comparative Politics and/or POL 10500 World Politics.
  3. Satisfaction of all course prerequisites is required.
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