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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business and Global Studies Minor

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Administrative Committee: Intercollegiate Advisory Committee: Department Chairs of Economics, World Languages and Cultures, Geography, History, and Political Science and International Relations.

The interdisciplinary minor in International Business and Global Studies is available to business students only. However, this minor is not available to International Business majors in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. It provides the opportunity for students to focus on the interdependent global environment in which business is conducted. The rapid global changes affecting the business world can best be understood through a cross-disciplinary approach involving the study of international business and economics as well as modern languages and selected courses from the liberal arts curriculum.

A total of 23 credit hours is required to complete the minor. However, the maximum hours can be reduced in this minor by applying up to a two-course overlap with other requirements within general education, a major, or a minor. In addition, students who complete the International Study Abroad Track within the International Elective Track will have the requirements reduced by six credit hours by studying abroad. In any case, there may not be more than a total of a two course overlap in this minor with other requirements, whether within general education or within a major or minor.

Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses

Total: 9 Cr.

Modern World Language Requirement

One of the Following Language Sequences:

East Asian Region

General International Track

  • Two courses from any of the single-language sequences listed above

International Elective Tracks

One of the Following Tracks:

East Asian Region: 6 Cr.

European Region: 6 Cr.

Two Courses From the Following Options:

Latin American Region: 6 Cr.

General International Track: 6 Cr.

One Course From Two of the Following Groups:

International Study Abroad Track: 0 Cr.

Attendance at an approved Valparaiso University international study program, or an alternative international study program approved by the Administrative Committee

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