International Business Minor

International Business Fundamentals

Globalization and international business have become the norm in today's world. Many businesses are involved in international business either directly or indirectly. Globalization has created significant opportunities for graduates with an academic background in international business. This minor provides students with a basic understanding of international business and its environments and is a useful complement for many majors.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative
  • use case studies, seminar presentations and skills performance to bring the business world to life

Akron Advantage

The program is accredited at the highest possible level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 100 of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek.

Hands-On Research

You'll work in teams on real-world business cases, applying your classroom knowledge to help solve problems facing local businesses.

UA has exchange agreements with leading universities throughout the world, enabling students to study and gain valuable business experience in such locales as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan and The Netherlands.

Real-World Experience

You have the opportunity to gain practical professional experience through UA's cooperative education and internship programs. 

International Business Student Organizations:

  • International Business Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - an honorary fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Pi - a professional fraternity
  • Student Toastmasters

Curriculum Guide

This minor is best suited for College of Business Administration (CBA) Majors, but may be taken by all students. Non-CBA majors are encouraged to consider the International Business Certificate. The rapid globalization of business is creating dynamic changes in the business environment. This unprecedented wave of change creates new opportunities and challenges that must be managed effectively. The IB minor is designed to prepare graduates to manage the change and complexity that globalization brings with it.

Special emphasis is placed on the process of foreign market entry.

Required - 9 credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
6400:323 International Business Law 3
6800:305 International Business 3
6800 421 Foreign Market Entry 3

Electives: Complete three courses, 9-10 credits

6800:492 Internship for Credit 3
3250:461 Principles of International Economics 3
3700:300 Comparative Politics 4
3700:310 International Politics and Institutions 3
6800:459 Selected Topic: International Management 3
6200:408 International Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
6400:438 International Banking 3
6400:481 International Business Finance 3
6500:433 Supply Chain Logistics Planning 3
6500:457 International Management 3
6500:460 Selected Topics in Management 3
6800:422 Foreign Market Distance Analysis 3
6800:496 Special Topics in International Business 3
*Prerequisites must be honored.

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation 

A minor in international business paves the way to a variety of career opportunities as businesses seek to effectively compete in the global marketplace. Many individuals work for domestic firms dealing in international affairs, or they represent foreign firms domestically.

Career Outlook

The growth and complexity of international business activities and practices have increased career opportunities. Those with strong foreign language skills and a clear understanding of foreign cultures have the best job prospects.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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