International Business Minor
For students who are seeking a career that extends across international borders, the international business minor is an exceptional addition to any course business major's course of study. The minor requires a minimum of 24 semester hours and the completion of LEVEL II Proficiency in a language or approved university study abroad experience.
Part A: International Business (9 credits required)
- International Accounting (ACCT 380) - 3 credits
- International Economics (ECON 338)* - 3 credits
- Global Economic Development (ECON 380)* - 3 credits
- International Money and Finance (ECON 438)* - 3 credits
- International Financial Management (FIN 430) - 3 credits
- Multinational Management (MGMT 420) - 3 credits
- International Marketing (MRKT 325) - 3 credits
*only one of the above economic courses may be used
Part B: Cultural Studies (9 credits required)
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 171) - 3 credits
- World Regional Geography (GEOG 161) - 3 credits
- Western Civilization II (HIST 102) - 3 credits
- International Politics (POLS 220) - 3 credits
- Comparative Politics (POLS 225) - 3 credits
Part C: Language (8 or 6 credits required)
- Completion of Level II Proficiency in a language - 8 credits total
- Completion of an approved university study abroad - 6 credits
ACCT 380 International Accounting
Topics include comparative accounting systems, environmental influences on accounting, international financial statement analysis, foreign currency transactions, international standards harmonization, international taxation, transfer pricing, and multinational performance evaluation. Prerequisites: ACCT 201; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only.
ECON 338 International Economics
Economic basis for gain in international trade; capital and population movements; international disequilibrium and the process of balance-of-payments adjustments; tariffs, underdeveloped countries. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
ECON 380 Global Economic Development
This course focuses on economic development issues at the global level. It covers both developing countries in the conventional sense and economies in transition from socialism to a market economy. In this context development is broadly defined as the transition from one stage of development to another. Selected topics common among these countries (such as determinants of growth, modernization, technology, price liberalization, privatization, macro stabilization, trade policies, legal structure, organized crime, inequality, poverty, human capital, and global sustainability) are discussed to better understand the forces that shape the wealth and well being of nations and people in the world around us. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
ECON 438 International Money and Finance
Identification of key international financial concepts and analysis of their relationships in the international money and capital markets; determination of the balance of payments and exchange rates; and examination of alternative organizations of the international monetary system. Prerequisite: ECON 303.
FIN 430 International Financial Management
Financial management implications of exchange risk exposure, accounting conventions and international constraints on capital flows. Other topics include multi-national investment management and related financing problems, taxation and working capital management. Prerequisites: FIN 310 and Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only.
MGMT 420 Multinational Management
This course is an introduction to the dynamics of management processes encountered in a multinational business setting. It covers comparative management systems and analysis of various environmental conditions for making effective managerial decisions within a multinational company. Adaptation to different cultures is emphasized as one of the essential components of the successful multinational management equation. Prerequisites: MGMT 300, FIN 310, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only.
MRKT 325 International Marketing
Survey of international business environment, with focus on elements of international marketing practices and their management. Prerequisites: MRKT 305; Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only.
ANTH 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Examination of diversity and similarities across contemporary world societies. Topics: fieldwork and ethnographic description; theoretical approaches; communication/human language; interrelationships between environment, technology, social and political organization and worldview; sociocultural change; applied anthropology. Films and case studies illustrate intricacies of culture and how an anthropological perspective provides insights about our own society/culture.
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography
Development of the concept of region with analysis of the relationship of physical and cultural features to the contemporary world situation.
HIST 102 Western Civilization II
A comprehensive survey of Western Civilization from the Reformation to the present, with emphasis on movements and institutions common to Western Europe and their influence on the rest of the world
POLS 220 International Politics
An introduction to international politics with emphasis on the international system, the major actors, the struggle for power, and the struggle for order.
POLS 225 Comparative Politics
An introduction to comparative politics with emphasis on the democratic systems of Europe