Department of Business Administration

International Business Studies

Overview
The minor in International Business Studies is designed for students interested in language and business, but are not majoring in a business area. The minor is restricted to students pursuing a major in Economics or any major outside the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Other Lerner College majors must pursue the Minor in International Business or the Minor in International Business with Language options. 

Curriculum
Required Core Business Courses (Six Credits Required): 

    Grade Semester  
BUAD 100 Introduction to Business ______ ______ 3
One of the following: Course: ______ ______ ______ 3
ECON 152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
(Students taking ECON 152 are required to take ECON 151 as a prerequisite
     
FINC 200 Fundamentals of Finance      
International Business Courses (Nine Credits Required): 
BUAD 384 Global Business Environment ______ ______ 3
BUAD 386 International Business Management ______ ______ 3
One of the following: Course: ______ ______ ______ 3
BUAD 425 Current Issues in Global Business      
BUAD 475 International Marketing      
ECON 340 International Economics      
FINC 415 International Finance
(Students taking FINC 415 are required to take ECON 302 are a prerequisite)
     
Foreign Language Courses (Six Credits Required):
Foreign Language and Literatures (Two Courses at the 200-level or above, taught in the language of choice- 
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish)
     
  Course: ______ ______ ______  
  Course: ______ ______ ______  
Total Credits:       21

Application Process and Eligibility 
Admission will be based upon the availability of seats and the GPA of the student: a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 will be required for admission consideration. Students must have completed 28 credits at the University of Delaware prior to application. Applications are reviewed after the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters. Students electing the International Studies Minor are encouraged to incorporate a short-term study abroad program into their course of study, especially a Foreign Languages and Literatures trip to a country that uses the student's target language: however, only courses taught in the language of choice will count toward the minor. 

The 21 credits required for the minor may also be used to meet other distribution requirements. Students must earn a C- or better in all courses taken for the minor. 

Application for the Minor may be submitted online through UDSIS and are reviewed at the end of the second week of the full and spring semesters. 

(Only open to Economics majors and those majors outside of the Lerner College of Business and Economics)
 

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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