International Business Minor

Further develop your business skills in the global context. 

Gain skills in managing and communicating across different cultures, improve your understanding of how business disciplines vary in an international setting, and cultivate an appreciation for international monetary issues. 

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As a Costello College of Business student, you’ll develop a strong set of business skills through the core undergraduate curriculum and your business concentration courses. A minor in international business can further develop your skills in cross-cultural business so you can keep up with globalization. The minor includes a co-curricular requirement that can be a global residency, international internship, study abroad, or foreign language course. You will also have the choice to take an economic development or international economic policy course at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  

Eligibility and Requirements 

  • Available to undergraduate Costello College of Business students 
  • The minor requires the successful completion of 15 credits (5 courses) with a grade of C or higher. Up to two classes can be used for dual credit (major and minor) 
  • The College of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason. 
  • Requires sophomore standing (30 earned credits) to begin minor courses.

How to Declare a Minor 

1. Download the Undergraduate Declaration of Minor Form

Download the Undergraduate Declaration of Minor form from the Office of the Registrar.

2. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors to review requirements and prerequisites. Bring your minor declaration form to the meeting to obtain the required advisor signature

3. Submit Your Completed Form to the Office of the Registrar

See this guide to ensure the correct routing and facilitate faster processing.


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