Minor in International Business, Language, and Culture

The School of Modern Languages and the Scheller College of Business offer an interdisciplinary minor in “International Business, Language, and Culture” (ILBC) housed in the School of Modern Languages. Two key objectives of the Institute’s strategic plan are to “prepare students for global leadership” and “innovate to amplify social responsibility and economic impact.” In order to achieve these objectives students need to understand the fundamentals of business and also be able to communicate across different languages. This minor meets both of these objectives.

Students who wish to pursue this minor should declare the minor by completing the minor change form with the Student Advisor in Modern Languages.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Modern Language Minor Information

Program of Study for Business Majors

Business Majors Requirements
Select two of the following courses:6
Cross-cultural Management
International Business Law
Advanced Concepts in International Business
International Accounting
International Finance
The Role of Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Organizational Behavior
International Marketing
Special Topics in Industrial Management (Global Strategy)
Select three 3000/4000-level courses in the same language. At least one must come from the list below.9
Chinese Society and Culture I
Chinese Society and Culture II
Business Chinese
Economic Development and Sustainability in China 1
France Today I
France Today II
Introduction to Contemporary France 1
France: Culture, Economy, Commerce I
France: Culture, Economy and Commerce II
French for the Professions I
Business Communication and Correspondence in France 1
French for Business and Technology I 1
French for Business and Technology II 1
French for Business and Technology Abroad 1
France and Globalization
Germany Today
Introductory Business German I
German Business and Technology: Structure, Communication and Correspondence 1
German Business and Technology: Current Issues 1
Advanced Business German I
Industrial Transformation and German Society/Economy 1
Business Japanese 1
Japan Today 1
Technical and Business Japanese Translation
Business Korean 1
Current Issues and Technology in Korea 1
Intensive Advanced Russian 1
Advanced Reading and Composition for Business, Science and Technology 1
Invention of Business Discourse in Russia (1990-)
Spain Today
Latin America Today
Issues of Sustainable Development in the Andean Region 1
Culture and Commerce in the Andes 1
Commerce and Sustainable Communities 1
Business Communication and Correspondence in the Hispanic 1
Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 1
Science and Technology in the Hispanic World 1
Hispanic Community Internship
Sustainability in Spain 1
Special Topics
Chinese Internship
French Internship
German Internship
Japanese Internship
Russian Internship
Spanish Internship
Total Credit Hours15

General Notes:

  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and a grade of 'C' or higher must be received in each course.
  • No more than three hours of coursework can be complete at another university, and this must be approved by the advisor.

Program of Study for Non-Business Majors

Non-Business Majors Requirements
Required Courses:
MGT 3000Financial and Managerial Accounting3
MGT 3660International Business3
Select one of the following courses:3
Information Systems and Digital Transformation
Finance and Investments
Marketing Management I
Principles of Management
Advanced Concepts in International Business
International Business Law
Select two 3000/4000-level courses in the same language. At least one must come from the list below.6
Chinese Society and Culture I
Chinese Society and Culture II
Business Chinese
Economic Development and Sustainability in China 1
France Today I
France Today II
Introduction to Contemporary France 1
France: Culture, Economy, Commerce I
France: Culture, Economy and Commerce II
French for the Professions I
Business Communication and Correspondence in France 1
French for Business and Technology I 1
French for Business and Technology II 1
French for Business and Technology Abroad 1
France and Globalization
Germany Today
Introductory Business German I
German Business and Technology: Structure, Communication and Correspondence 1
German Business and Technology: Current Issues 1
Advanced Business German I
Industrial Transformation and German Society/Economy 1
Business Japanese 1
Japan Today 1
Technical and Business Japanese Translation
Business Korean 1
Current Issues and Technology in Korea 1
Intensive Advanced Russian 1
Advanced Reading and Composition for Business, Science and Technology 1
Invention of Business Discourse in Russia (1990-)
Spain Today
Latin America Today
Issues of Sustainable Development in the Andean Region 1
Culture and Commerce in the Andes 1
Commerce and Sustainable Communities 1
Business Communication and Correspondence in the Hispanic 1
Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 1
Science and Technology in the Hispanic World 1
Hispanic Community Internship
Sustainability in Spain 1
Special Topics
Chinese Internship
French Internship
German Internship
Japanese Internship
Russian Internship
Spanish Internship
Total Credit Hours15

General Notes:

  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and a grade of 'C' or higher must be received in each course.
  • No more than three hours of coursework can be complete at another university, and this must be approved by the advisor.