The International Business Minor is intended for any student who is interested in enhancing his or her business and management skills for working in an increasingly complex global business environment.

General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.


 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.


Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Total Credits for International Business Minor

Required Courses 1,2
MKTG-358International Marketing3
FINA-371International Financial Management3
MNGT-381International Business And Management3
ECON-321International Monetary Theory & Relations3
or ECON-322 International Economics
Select three of the following:9
Courses in Study Abroad Program (maximum 9 cr.) 3
Managing Diversity In Organizations
International Monetary Theory & Relations (One must be taken as a required course and the other one may be taken as an elective)
International Economics
Other courses approved by department chairperson.
Total Hours21

One of these courses may be taken as part of the Study Abroad Program with the written approval of department chair.


Business Majors must substitute approved elective courses for any course required in their majors


written approval of department chair is required

Note- Interested students should contact the chairperson for appropriate course selection.