International Business (IB)
Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
The Minor in International Business focuses on developing a broad set of knowledge and competencies expected of business professionals working in a global context. The course curriculum is unique and integrates a multi-disciplinary view of global issues with a fundamental understanding of management, social responsibility, sustainability and economic issues. Unique to this program is the requirement to take an additional modern language course. This Minor is relevant to students from most disciplines who are interested in pursuing careers with a global context.
By taking this minor, students will advance competencies in the following areas:
- Understanding of Global Issues
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility
- International Economics
- Cultural Diversity
Upon completion of the Minor in International Business students will be able to:
- Critically analyze problems using the management principles and theories in the field of international business.
- Develop solutions based on sound theories and evidence-based practices in the field of international business.
- Discuss how economic principles and practices are applied in the field of international business.
- Communicate in another modern language other than English.
- Utilize principles of responsible management and sustainability in analysis of international business issues.
- Examine international business from multicultural and diverse perspectives outside of the domestic context.
- Work effectively in a team and interact with stakeholders within the context of a diverse and global community.
Minor (Honours Program)
A minimum of 5.00 credits is required. Business course credits earned outside of Canada on University approved exchanges, to a maximum 1.50 credits, may be substituted as Restricted Electives.
|MGMT*2260||Introduction to International Business||0.50|
|MGMT*3020||Corporate Social Responsibility||0.50|
|Restricted Electives (3.50 credits as distributed below)|
|Select a minimum 1.00 credit (maximum 2.00 credits) of the following ECON/FIN courses:|
|ECON*2650||Introductory Development Economics||0.50|
|ECON*3730||The Origins of International Inequality||0.50|
|ECON*4880||Topics in International Economics||0.50|
|Select a minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 1.00 credit) of a modern language course:|
|CHIN, FREN, GERM, SPAN, ITAL, PORT||0.50|
|Select a minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 2.00 credit) of the following:|
|AGR*2150||Plant Agriculture for International Development||0.50|
|AGR*2500||Field Course in International Agriculture||0.50|
|EDRD*4020||Rural Extension in Change and Development||0.50|
|FARE*1300||Poverty, Food and Hunger||0.50|
|FARE*3250||Food Security, Nutrition and International Development||0.50|
|HTM*3160||Destination Management and Marketing||0.50|
|IDEV*1000||Understanding Development and Global Inequalities||0.50|
|POLS*2250||Public Administration and Governance||0.50|
|POLS*3790||International Political Economy||0.50|
|POLS*4200||International Political Economy||1.00|
|POLS*4720||Topics in International Relations||1.00|
|POLS*4730||International Relations of the Middle East||1.00|
|SOAN*3040||Globalization of Work and Organizations||0.50|
Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the minor in International Business. Some courses may have priority access restrictions, or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.