International Business (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in International Business
Unit: College of Business (BU) 
Academic Plan Code(s): IBUSMINOR

The Minor in International Business program is open to College of Business students only.

If academically planned, the International Business minor course requirements can be incorporated within the undergraduate degree program requirements. 

An international experience is required for the minor. For international students, attending the University of Louisville will be considered their international experience. Contact the College of Business advising center for details. 

Program Requirements

Foreign Language Requirement 112
Select two International Business Courses: 26
International Trade
Emerging Market Economies
International Finance
Supply Chain Management
Global Marketing
Select one Arts & Sciences International Course: 23
Contemporary Chinese Society - SB, D2
Cultures of the Middle East
Cultures of Africa - D2, SB
Iberian Anthropology
The Anthropology of Latin America - D2, SB
Global Capitalisms
History of Civilizations II - SBH, D2
Europe from 1800 to the Present
Latin America, 1820 to Present
Modern Jewish History: The 20th Century
The United States and the Middle East
Russian History II
French Empire
African History Since 1800 - D2, SBH
Contemporary Africa
History of India
Modern China
Introduction to World Religions - D2, AH
Survey of Islamic Thought, Religion and Culture
East Asian Cultures
Modern Islamic Thought
Modern Jewish Thought
Russian Culture
Cultures of Modern Africa
African History Since 1800 - SBH, D2
Contemporary Africa
Introduction to Comparative Politics - SB, D2
International Relations
The United Nations and International Organization - WR
International Law - WR
The Politics of Global Economic Relations
Politics of European Integration and Foreign Policy
Politics and Government of Western Europe
Russia and Eurasia - WR
Comparative Political Culture - WR
African Government and Politics
Introduction to Middle East Politics
Comparative Political Economy
People's Republic of China - WR, SB, D2
Politics of East Asia - SB, D2
Politics and Government of Southeast Asia
Latin America in the World
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.

2.0 GPA in minor program coursework is required for graduation with the International Business minor.


A minimum of 8 hours must be in the same language.


Three (3) hours of Arts & Science International course requirements will be waived if a student participates in a Study Abroad Program with approval by the College of Business.  The duration of the program must be a minimum of three months.


Students may take the 6 hours of business electives abroad.