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International Business Minor

The International Business Minor was designed for all Virginia Tech students who wish to learn how to conduct business in an international setting. This minor is open to students with a GPA of at least 2.0. Non-Pamplin students who wish to earn the minor must go on a Pamplin study abroad program or international internship. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of business, cultural, and global perspectives. The international business minor provides students with a rigorous foundation for success in today’s global business environment.


  1. Required Culture Course – (3 credits) 1 course chosen from the Required Culture Course list. 
  2. Required Courses - (9 credits) 3 of the following courses must be completed ( *Junior Standing required)
    • BIT 4474 Global Operations and Information Technology
      Prerequisite: BIT 3414
    • FIN 4144 International Financial Management
      Prerequisite: FIN 3104
    • HTM 4484 International Tourism
      Prerequisite: MKTG 3104*
    • MGT 4314 International Management*
    • MKTG 4704 International Marketing
      Prerequisite: MKTG 3104*
  3. Elective Courses - (6 credits ) 2 courses from the choices below. Students may take electives from the following:
    • Any courses from the list of Other Required Elective Courses on the application form
    • Any courses from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
    • Any Pamplin College of Business Study Abroad course (ACIS 3954, BIT 3954, BUS 3954, FIN 3954, HTM 3954, MGT 3954, or MKTG 3954). No more than three (3) credits of “Study Abroad” credit may be used to satisfy the minor elective course requirement.
  4. Foreign Language Requirement

    The foreign language requirement can be fulfilled by passing at least four years of one high school foreign language, OR passing three years of one high school foreign language plus two years of a different high school foreign language,  OR passing three years of one high school foreign language plus one year of a different university-level foreign language, OR two years of a single university-level foreign language. (e.g. FR 2106,), OR review and approval of waiver provided by Robin Lucas in the Office of the University Registrar.
  5. International Experience Requirement

    The required international experience must take the form of recent college-level international study abroad, research abroad, international internships or co-op, recent international residency, some university international service-learning programs, or employment including international travel and responsibilities. Experiences must be approved by Pamplin International Programs. All Pamplin Study Abroad programs are pre-approved.

Complete the International Business 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.

IB minor.pdf
IB minor presentation -Final.pptx

Need Help?

Dr. Jennifer Clevenger, Director of Global Study Abroad
Pamplin 1046
(540) 231-6602