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2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business Minor

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Program Description

The International Business Minor is designed to provide you with a foundation in:

  • general business administration;
  • a specialty within business in finance, marketing, or personnel administration/industrial relations;
  • international business; and
  • international studies including languages and cultural and political background.

Coursework required for the minor has been combined into three modules: (A) Business Administration, (B) Specialty/International Business, and (C) International Studies.

Students in Business Administration will have satisfied Module A as part of their Business Administration major and need only Modules B and C (a total of 40-48 units) to complete an International Business Minor.

Students in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences with a major or minor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, can easily have at least 24 units of Module C satisfied as part of their major or minor program, leaving them with Modules A and B, and possibly 8 units of C (a total of 40-48 units) to complete for an International Business Minor.

Minor Requirements 64-72 units

All three modules must be satisfied. Note that units taken to satisfy the requirements of a minor can be applied to General Education requirements wherever applicable as long as the units are outside the prefixes of the student’s major. (Note: ACCT, ENTR, FIN, ITM, MGMT, and MKTG are prefixes in the Business Administration major.)


Students must have completed the prerequisites listed in the course descriptions for any course they use to satisfy the following requirements. The prerequisites listed below are not exhaustive, check all course descriptions to be sure all prerequisites are met. Note: Prerequisite units may not be included in total program units.

  • MGMT 3614 Organizational Behavior  
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability and Statistics  
  • STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business and Economics  
  • Digital Proficiency can be fulfilled by:
  • Completing ITM 1270 (offered below), or
  • Pass the Digital Proficiency test administered quarterly by the Department of Management, College of Business and Economics. Contact CBE Undergraduate Student Success & Service Center for details regarding the test, or
  • Receive a total scaled score of 50 or higher on the “Information Systems and Computer Applications” test administered by College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Note that the total scaled scores fall between 20 and 80. Your total scaled score must be at least 50, which does not mean 50%. Browse for all details regarding the “Information Systems” test.

Business Administration Requirements: (Module A)

Six courses (24 units) required.  Please consult the USSSC for further module advising.

Specialty/International Business: (Module B)

Complete one (1) of the following specialty areas plus the two courses of specialty electives for a total of 16 units.  Please consult the USSSC for further module advising.

Finance Specialty Area

Two courses (8 units) required.  (*) Business Administration majors selecting the Finance specialty should complete FIN 4310 and FIN 4320 since they will be completing FIN 3300 as part of the upper division Business Administration core requirements.

Marketing Specialty Area

Two courses (8 units) required:

Human Resources Management (HRM) Specialty Area

Choice of one group (8 units).  (*) Business Administration majors selecting the HRM specialty should complete MGMT 3610  and MGMT 4615 .

Specialty Electives

Select two courses (8 units) from the following list, with one (1) of the two courses being in the student’s chosen specialty area:

International Studies: (Module C)

Twenty-four (24) - 32 units required:

All of the courses taken to satisfy items module C II and module C III must have their content reaching primarily beyond the student’s native culture and geographic region. A student’s choices of language and area studies courses must relate to the same geographic region. Students whose native language is other than English may choose English as their second language, if their native language is determined by the committee administering the minor to have sufficient significance as a language of commerce. Students using English as their second language may make either U.S./Canada or Great Britain (not both) the focus of their module C III coursework.

Please consult Dr. Norman A. Bowen (Political Science) for Module C advising.

Module C-I

Choice of one course (4 units) from of the following:

Module C-II

Intermediate level competency in a modern language including a course in business terminology if available (0-24 units).  Competency must be certified by the Cal State East Bay Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Competency-certified language units based on other than regular classroom transcript coursework or based on courses challenged for CR/NC will not count as part of the minimum 24 units required for Module C.

Module C-III

A minimum of 4 units in area studies (e.g., Latin America, Middle East, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia), with sufficient additional units in C III to bring the total acceptable credit units for Module C to a minimum of 24 units (4-20 units). (Courses for C III must be approved by the assigned International Business Minor advisor.

Course Descriptions

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Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Undergraduate Admission and Degree Information & FAQ  chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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