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Pathways Minor in Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition

Any student at Virginia Tech can put Ut Prosim into action by completing the Minor in Global Business Practices (GBP) to Improve the Human Condition. This interdisciplinary minor will teach students how to address societal issues using sound business practices in an international setting. The GBP minor was designed for any Virginia Tech student with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Pathways Concepts

3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
5f – Quantitative and Computational Thinking
7 - Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States

Integrative Concepts

Ethical Reasoning
Intercultural and Global Awareness


The 21-credit minor in Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition includes 12 credits of required core courses, 6 credits of elective courses concentrating in either the social change or prosperity track, and a 3 credit capstone experience.

  1. Required core courses – (12 credits) The following four courses must be completed:
    • HTM/MGT 2314 International Business
    • ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
    • BIT/MGT 2404 Multicultural Problem Solving and Analytics
    • ECON 3034 Poverty and Discrimination
  2. Track courses – (6 credits) Follow either the Social Change Track or Prosperity Track. One course must be a Reasoning in the Social Sciences- pathways course for students that wish to complete a pathways minor.
    • 6 credits chosen from the track course lists
  3. Capstone experience – (3 credits) Choose one of the following:
    • XXX 3954 Specified study abroad programs (3)
    • XXX 4973 Independent Study (3)
    • XXX 4994 Undergraduate Research (3)

All capstone experience must have approval from Pamplin International Programs and contain an experiential social change or prosperity component with a global focus. The experience may be local or international.

Complete the Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition Minor application and return to Pamplin 1046, or email with the scanned copy of the application. Decisions will be made throughout the year and applicants should receive a response in writing within seven to ten working days.

GBP Power Point 2020-Final.pptx
Pathways Minors Flyer.pdf