Global Business Minor


The global business minor is designed to provide students in other majors a deeper understanding of globalization and how it impacts organizations.
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Minor Requirements

18 credit hours

Complete the following:

The importance of thinking globally and understanding the legal, technological, political and economic differences that affect business practice are explored through readings and projects. The focus is on the global changes that are impacting national sovereignty, regionalization, and the balance of economic and political power. Prerequisites: ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and MGMT 260 Principles of Management.

Choose three of the following:

Course provides an overview of international trade and finance. Trade theory is applied to understanding the direction of trade flows, the impact of trade barriers, and the role of bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. The international finance portion of the course will consider the balance of payments, foreign exchange rates, and the globalization of financial markets. Throughout the course attention will be paid to global and national institutional arrangements which determine and influence trade and financial flows. Prerequisites: ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics.
Managing and organizing global operations, with attention to both multinational corporations and nonprofit organizations. Consideration will be given to the strategy and structure of international business, the practices of international commerce, the challenges of living and working in other cultures, and career development in a global context. Prerequisite: MGMT 260 Principles of Management.
This course will expose the student to marketing strategies and activities that enable organizations to be competitive in the global economy and market. This course will enable the student to understand how to target global markets and how to manage and lead in the global marketing effort. Students in this course will have the option of participating in a Juniors Abroad trip that will examine marketing in three different global markets. Prerequisite: MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing.
An introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment. (Identical to INTL 230.)

Complete the following:

Choose two courses from the ACCT, BUSN, ECON, ENPR, FINC, GBSN, MGMT, or MKTG disciplines.  (6 hours)