The minor in International Business provides an introduction for those students interested in learning more about elements of business unique to international organizations or in pursuing a career in international business. Students in the International Business Minor can hone their skills in managing and communicating across different cultures, improve their understanding of how specific business disciplines vary in an international setting, and cultivate an appreciation for international monetary issues.


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The Costello College of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: IB

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

MGMT 461Cross Cultural and Global Management3
Total Credits3


Select four electives from the following: 112
International Accounting
Economics of Developing Areas (Mason Core)
Economic Development of Latin America (Mason Core)
African Economic Development (Mason Core)
Economies in Transition (Mason Core)
International Economics
International Money and Finance
International Financial Management
International Political Economy
Money, Markets and Economic Policy (Mason Core)
International Strategy
Global Marketing
Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy
Total Credits12

A maximum of one ECON or GOVT course may count towards the minor. The other three electives must be Costello College of Business coursework.

Co-Curricular Requirement

Students must complete one of the following in addition to the curriculum requirements:

Global Experience

  • Global residency course;
  • An international internship abroad;
  • A domestic internship with significant international experience;
  • An approved study abroad program; or
  • Study at a Mason campus or a Mason joint program overseas


Foreign Language

  • One language study course; or
  • A course taught in foreign literature when taught in a foreign language