This interdisciplinary minor is designed especially for business students who are not majoring in the international business program. Supplementing a major in accounting, business analytics, finance, management, or marketing, this program offers a cross-disciplinary approach pairing the study of international business and economics with modern languages and selected courses from the liberal-arts curriculum. The minor in international business and global studies provides insight into the rapid global changes affecting the business world.
The 23 credits required for the minor can be reduced by applying up to two courses that are also required for the general-education requirement or for a major or another minor. In addition, students are encouraged to opt for the study-abroad option, which fulfills the international-elective requirement and thus reduces required credits by six hours.
Requirements for the Minor in International Business and Global Studies
Required Core Courses
Three courses from the following international business options:
FIN 430 International Finance 3 credits
MGT 440 Cross-Cultural Management 3 credits
MGT 471 International Business Environment and Global Strategy 3 credits
MKT 430 International Marketing 3 credits
Total 9 credits
Modern Foreign Language Requirement
One of the following language sequences:
East Asian Region
FLJ 102 Beginning Japanese II 4 credits
FLJ 203 Intermediate Japanese I 4 credits
FLC 102 Beginning Chinese II 4 credits
FLC 203 Intermediate Chinese I 4 credits
EAST 109 Intensive Elementary Chinese 5 credits
EAST 110 Intensive Elementary Chinese: Conversation 5 credits
European Region
FLF 203 Intermediate French 4 credits
FLF 204 French Composition and Conversation 4 credits
FLGR 203 Intermediate German 4 credits
FLGR 204 German Composition and Conversation 4 credits
FLS 203 Intermediate Spanish 4 credits
FLS 204 Spanish Composition and Conversation 4 credits
Latin American Region
FLS 203 Intermediate Spanish 4 credits
FLS 204 Spanish Composition and Conversation 4 credits
General International Track
Two courses from any of the single-language sequences listed above
International Elective Tracks
One of the following tracks:
East Asian Region 6 credits
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301 Regional Geographies of the World (Asia regional course) 3 credits
HIST 240 Introduction to East Asian Culture 3 credits
HIST 341 Revolution and its Roots: The Making of Modern China 3 credits
HIST 342 Tragedy and Triumph: The Making of Modern Japan 3 credits
THEO 363 Religions of China and Japan 3 credits
European Region 6 credits
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301 Regional Geographies of the World (Europe regional course) 3 credits
HIST 313 History of Modern Britain 3 credits
HIST 315 Contemporary Europe: Century of Violence 3 credits
Latin American Region 6 credits
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301 Regional Geographies of the World (Latin America regional course) 3 credits
HIST 232 Latin American History and Society 3 credits
HIST 329 Revolution! Insurgence in Latin America 3 credits
General International Track 6 credits
One course each from two of the following groups:
GEO 101 GEO 102 World Human GeographyGlobalization and Development 3 credits3 credits
HIST 210 The World in the Twentieth Century 3 credits
POLS 130POLS 230 Comparative PoliticsInternational Relations 3 credits3 credits
POLS 300POLS 335 Politics of Industrialized StatesPolitics of Developing States 3 credits3 credits
International Study Abroad Track
Attendance at an approved Valparaiso University international studyprogram, or an alternative international study program approved by the Administrative Committee

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