International Business

(21 semester hours)

For information, contact the Student Services Office, 1022 FSB (513-529-1712).

This minor, open only to business majors, offers a concentration of courses providing a foundation for a career in international business. A core of courses from Farmer School of Business and electives from other disciplines focus on international topics. This minor does not fulfill the thematic sequence requirement. However, courses have been identified in the list of "Acceptable Elective Courses" for the international business minor that either fully or partially satisfy a thematic sequence. A minimum of 21 hours, including the core requirements, with at least a C average is required.

Approved General Electives

You are required to take a minimum of six hours of approved general electives. The six hours cannot be used to fulfill both the Miami Plan Foundation requirement and the international business minor requirements. Electives must be non-business courses; one may be an upper level language course that focuses on culture and literature. Language courses that stress conversation and grammar cannot be used as general electives. The suggested electives are recommended, but by no means comprise the extent of courses that would be useful preparation for international business. Some courses offered on the Luxembourg campus (MUDEC) may be used as electives.

Students usually design their own concentration of electives; a list of all approved electives is available in the advising office. If there is a course(s) you have taken at Miami or another university that you feel qualifies as an approved general elective, please petition the International Studies Committee for approval. Forms are located in the Student Services Office, 1022 FSB.

Language Preparation

This minor requires foreign language skills through the 201 level or above at an accredited American university or a school associated with an accredited American university. This requirement may not be met through proficiency or AP credit. The College of Arts and Science provides courses for preparation in a variety of foreign languages.

Study Abroad

Miami offers international education at the John E. Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg (MUDEC), where programs have been available since 1968. Students may also participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and choose from institutions in more than 30 countries. The Farmer School of Business offers international programs for two-, three-, or six-week terms. Students study FSB courses and international business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, take field trips to other countries, and meet with business executives and government officials.

Program Requirements

Option A or B below (12)

Foreign language (3)

Approved general electives (6)

Option A

This one:

ECO 344 International Economic Relations (3)

Choose THREE of the following:

ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)

BLS 464 International Business Law (3)

BUS 373 International Business in Focus (3) or

BUS 371L International Business (3)

FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)

MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)

MKT 425 Global Marketing (3)

And/or any business courses, approved in advance by the FSB International Studies Committee such as those offered at the Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg or an approved international summer program (3-6).

Option B

This one:

ECO 441 International Trade (3)

Choose ONE of the following:

ECO 442 International Monetary Relations (3)

FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)

Choose TWO of the following:

ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)

BLS 464 International Business Law (3)

BUS 373 International Business in Focus (3) or

BUS 371L International Business (3)

MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)

MKT 425 Global Marketing (3)

And/or any business courses, approved in advance by the FSB International Studies Committee such as those offered at the Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg or an approved international summer program (3-6).

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