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Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

International Business Minor

Why international business?

The International Business minor was originally designed for students with a major or minor in a foreign language and also wanted exposure to business concepts. Students with a major in Business Administration cannot minor in the International Business minor unless they meet the following:

  • Have a foreign language major or minor
  • Have a second minor outside of business administration AND can satisfy the language and study abroad requirements for the International Business minor.

The International Business minor is a great opportunity for foreign language students to gain an understanding of key business concepts, thus enhancing their future in either a business or non-business organization.

What value will I get from international business?

Today’s students need to be prepared for a changing global world more than ever. Most students upon graduation will end up working for a global entity, whether directly or indirectly. This minor will help prepare students for this challenge. The two most significant outcomes from the minor are:

  1. Two years of college-level language courses or equivalent competency
  2. International internship or participation in a study abroad program.

What courses will I need to take?

In addition to the required core business courses, you can also choose from a variety of international and language electives to meet your unique career interests.


Language majors or minors should speak with their advisor to ensure you have completed all necessary language requirements. You should also contact the International Business minor advisor in the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business who will be able to sign off on your declaration form and help guide you to the correct business classes.


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