The rapid globalization of business is creating dynamic changes in the business environment. As a result, significant opportunities for graduates with academic backgrounds in international business are available. The 18-19 credit International Business minor provides students with a basic understanding of international business and its environments and is a useful complement for many majors. The University of Akron 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.
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.
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 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|
|3700:310||International Politics and Institutions||3|
|6800:459||Selected Topic: International Management||3|
|6200:408||International Financial Reporting and Analysis||3|
|6400:481||International Business Finance||3|
|6500:433||Supply Chain Logistics Planning||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.|
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.
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.
You have the opportunity to gain practical professional experience through UA's cooperative education and internship programs.
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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.
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.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: