The Minor in International Business should 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 Broad College of Business and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in the Broad College other than The School of Hospitality 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. At least 12 unique credits counted towards the requirements for a student's minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student's major.

Admission to the International Business Minor

International Business Organization


Requirements

The student must complete the requirements specified below with a grade-point average of 2.00 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 3
MSC 415 International Marketing Management 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 International and Comparative Environmental Law for Business 3
MGT 476 Globalization and International Management 3
MKT 415 International Marketing Management 3

4. International Content

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. Study abroad

Completion of a study abroad program (6 credits) or a pre-approved international internship (non-credit).

6. Foreign language

Demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to four semesters of study at the University-level. The results of the MSU foreign language placement test will be considered in determining whether or not the student has fulfilled this requirement.

NOTE: Foreign Language Placement Testing: If you believe that your foreign language skills are sufficient for the language requirement, you can take a foreign language placement test. Some tests are offered online and others can be taken by request.