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Minor in International Business and Global Studies

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 Program

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 CoursesCredits
Three courses from the following international business options:
FIN 430International Finance3
MGT 440Cross-Cultural Management3
MGT 471International Business Environment and Global Strategy3
MKT 430International Marketing3
Total9
Modern Foreign Language Requirement
One of the following language sequences:
East Asian Region
FLJ 102Beginning Japanese II4
FLJ 203Intermediate Japanese I4
FLC 102Beginning Chinese II4
FLC 203Intermediate Chinese I4
EAST 109Intensive Elementary Chinese5
EAST 110Intensive Elementary Chinese: Conversation5
European Region
FLF 203Intermediate French4
FLF 204French Composition and Conversation4
FLGR 203Intermediate German4
FLGR 204German Composition and Conversation4
FLS 203Intermediate Spanish4
FLS 204Spanish Composition and Conversation4
Latin American Region
FLS 203Intermediate Spanish4
FLS 204Spanish Composition and Conversation4
General International Track
Two courses from any of the single-language sequences listed above
International Elective Tracks
One of the following tracks:
East Asian Region6
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301Regional Geographies of the World (Asia regional course)3
HIST 240Introduction to East Asian Culture3
HIST 341Revolution and its Roots: The Making of Modern China3
HIST 342Tragedy and Triumph: The Making of Modern Japan3
THEO 363Religions of China and Japan3
European Region6
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301Regional Geographies of the World (Europe regional course)3
HIST 313History of Modern Britain3
HIST 315Contemporary Europe: Century of Violence3
Latin American Region6
Two courses from the following options:
GEO 301Regional Geographies of the World (Latin America regional course)3
HIST 232Latin American History and Society3
HIST 329Revolution! Insurgence in Latin America3
General International Track6
One course each from two of the following groups:
GEO 101/GEO 102World Human Geography/Globalization and Development3/3
HIST 210The World in the Twentieth Century3
POLS 130/POLS 230Comparative Politics/International Relations3/3
POLS 300/POLS 335Politics of Industrialized States/Politics of Developing States3/3
International Study Abroad Track
Attendance at an approved Valparaiso University international study program, or an alternative international study program approved by the Administrative Committee