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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

International Business Minor


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The minor in International Business is designed to add international business acumen to students acquiring a non-business degree. Whether majoring in Business or not, students in all majors will be confronted with marketing their skills and interacting with business in a globally competitive environment. Students planning to apply their non-business degree in an international setting will find this minor beneficial whether marketing themselves, their ideas, or their abilities. The International Business minor allows the non-business major to add both insight into business and in-depth international experience to their chosen degree.

Students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation.

Requirements (18-24 credits):


Choose one of the following three course sequences: (6 credits)


Marketing Sequence


Management Sequence


Law Sequence


One course from the following (3 credits)


Language Competency (6 credits)


(See section below for definition of Language Competency.)

Study Abroad Experience or International Studies


Study Abroad Experience


(See section below for Study Abroad Information.) 

International Studies (regional) Course (3 credits)


International Studies course selections are:

Language Competency Requirement Explanation


All International Business and International Management minors must demonstrate a language competency in English and at least one other language. Language competency may be fulfilled by 1) successful completion of at least two successive college-level courses in a foreign language (advanced placement credits are acceptable for this competency); 2) residency in another country that resulted in language competency; or 3) demonstrated competency from another source, e.g., the language was spoken and written at home to the level that the student is competent. Verification of language competency other than successful completion of two successive college-level courses or advanced placement must be obtained from the English and Humanities Department’s Language Coordinator. Verification of language competency by the English and Humanities Department can only be granted for languages taught at York College. Competency in English, for those students not having English as their primary language, will be assumed upon successful completion of the Communication and Advanced Communication courses that are included in the General Education Requirements. Demonstration of language competency, English or foreign, does not exempt students from ADR V requirements. It is strongly recommended that students demonstrating language competency take either advanced language courses or fulfill the ADR V requirement by taking an additional language.

Study Abroad Experience or International Regional Coursework Requirement Explanation


All students minoring in International Business or International Management must either complete a semester abroad or fulfill three credits of international coursework. Students opting to study abroad must complete and transfer back at least three credits to satisfy this requirement. Study abroad is recommended in the latter half of the student’s sophomore or junior year. The student may attend any foreign college or university approved by the study abroad advisor. A grade of 2.0 or better must be obtained in any course taken abroad in order for credit to transfer back to York College. U.S.-born students attempting either of these minors must have a valid passport by the start of their sophomore year with an expiration date extending beyond the planned study abroad semester. International students must make certain they have all travel documentation required to complete the study abroad requirement. The study abroad option is preferred for both minors.

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