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College of Business
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St. Petersburg Florida 33701
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International Business (Minor Only)
Opening Minds. Expanding Opportunities.
How Can You Use an International Business Minor?
Today the business environment is more global than ever before.  Technology has enabled people to meet and conduct business matters half way around the world.  Because of the increasingly global environment of business, persons with an understanding of different cultures, markets, and business practices are in demand.  Obtaining an International Business minor will give you an understanding of the economic and financial differences across countries.  It can also provide a broad background in international management and marketing.
How to Minor in International Business - Business Majors

To qualify for the minor in International Business, students with a major in one of the degree programs in Business Administration must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of international business or related course work. At least 9 semester credit hours in the minor must be selected from a set of approved upper-level international business courses (see below). One of the courses in the minor, relevant to the student’s international area of interest, can be an approved area studies course, or other course, taken outside the College. A minimum of 9 semester hours of the minor course work must be taken at USF. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher must be achieved in minor course work taken at USF, as well as in any transfer work applicable to the minor. Competency to effectively communicate in a foreign language is strongly advised.

Foreign Language Above First Year (9)
Language(s) selected should support the area and the Area Studies courses.

Overseas Business Internship (3) or Semester Abroad
The International Business Major is designed to be completed within 120 credit hours. Certain courses satisfy requirements in more than one area. To maximize academic options, students should seek guidance from a COBA advisor/or the Office for International Affairs, BAY 204C, once a decision has been made to pursue this major.

How to Minor in International Business - Non-Business Majors

To qualify for the International Business minor, non-business majors must complete the requirements for the minor in Business Administration (see previous Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration) and complete at USF a minimum of 9 semester credit hours selected from a set of approved upper-level international business courses (see below). A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be achieved in the minor course work taken at USF, as well as in any transfer work applicable to the minor program. Competency to communicate in a foreign language is strongly advised.

A statement attesting to the completion of the Minor in International Business will appear on the student’s official transcript.

Courses Approved for International Business
The following courses are currently approved for the International Business major and minor:
ECO 3703 International Economics
ECO 4704 International Trade and Policy
ECO 4713 International Macroeconomics
ECO 4430 Economics of Latin America
ECS 3013 Economic Development
ECS 4003 Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 3604 International Finance
ISM 4382 Global Information Systems
MAN 4600 International Management
MAR 4156 International Marketing

Other courses will be added as they are developed and approved. In addition, the College frequently offers Selected Topics courses that qualify for International Business. Students should consult with an advisor for additional approved courses.


For more information, please see the 2010-11 USFSP Catalog

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