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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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