Program Contact: Robert Yawson 203-582-5023

Multinational corporations and nonprofits alike look for talented professionals who have the core business skills and the technological competence to represent and grow their interests abroad. A minor in international business increases your knowledge of both the global marketplace and global business trends. You’ll learn how traditional disciplines such as finance, marketing and sales vary in international settings, as well as how to adapt managerial and leadership techniques to the needs of foreign environments.

This program also helps develop vital communication skills as well as a sense of cultural awareness. Electives ground you in the social, economic and political context of international business. You’ll learn to think globally, and how to effectively negotiate across many different cultures. Whatever your career goals entail, the international business minor contributes an important level of depth to your education, and can open doors to careers both at home and abroad. 

International Business Minor Curriculum

Students wishing to minor in international business must complete 18 credits.

Required courses
IB 201Globalization and International Business (Business majors must take IB 201. Non-business majors can take IB 105)3
or IB 105 International Business Environment
IB 311International Marketing3
IB 324Negotiating Internationally3
or ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation
IB 352International Management3
Select two of the following:6
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Responses to the Coronavirus
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice
The Business of Music
Idea Validation and Business Model Development
Creating Digital Businesses
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Small Business Marketing
Entrepreneurial Finance
Family or Small Business Financing
Social Entrepreneurship
Small and Family Business
Managing the Family or Small Business
Business Plan Competition
Independent Research in Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Doing Business in the European Union
International Marketing Research
Marketing Research
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
International Finance
Global Supply Chain
International Strategy and Business Plan
Business Launch
Transportation and Logistics Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Procurement and Sourcing
European Politics
International Business Immersion (This is a short-term study abroad course)
Business Internship
Total Credits18