Students in the Driehaus College of Business who demonstrate a proficiency in a modern language may minor in International Business. Students will learn about factors affecting international trade, monetary economics, and political economy with a special focus on a particular economic hot spot.
The International Business minor is available to Driehaus College of Business students only. A student must be able to demonstrate that he or she has modern language proficiency through the intermediate level of college coursework to complete the minor.
To declare a minor in International Business, a Driehaus student must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
- The following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201 (or HSP 207 for Hospitality Leadership majors), ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
- A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
- No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any course used toward the International Business minor
The minor consists of six to ten courses totaling 24.0-36.0 hours:
- One economics course to be chosen from:
- International business courses (8.0 hours) to be chosen from:
- Three to six modern language and/or area studies courses (related to the language being studied)
Modern Language and Area Studies
The exact mix of language and area studies courses is determined by the student’s starting level in the modern language.
- For a student with limited language background who does not place out of any college level language course, two years of college level language instruction (six courses through the intermediate level) are required.
- For a student who places out of one or more of the college language courses, he/she will start the language sequence at the appropriate placement and continue it through the intermediate level of instruction. If the student needs fewer than three language courses to complete the intermediate sequence, the student will take either advanced language or area studies courses to complete the minimum three course language/area studies requirement.
Examples of language/area studies mix:
- A Driehaus student wishing to pursue the IB minor tests out of SPN 101 and SPN 102. The student begins language instruction in SPN 103 (which completes the introductory sequence), and then continues with the intermediate sequence of SPN 104/105/106. The student completes the minor with the 3 international economics/business requirements plus the 4 language courses, for a total of seven courses.
- A Driehaus student wishing to pursue the IB minor tests out of SPN 101/102/103/104. The student begins language instruction in SPN 105 and completes the intermediate sequence with SPN 106. Because the student has taken only two courses to complete the intermediate sequence, he/she will take an additional advanced language or area studies course to complete the minimum 3 course language/area studies requirement. Along with the 3 international economics/business requirements, this student can complete the minor with a total of six courses.
Economics/International Business Courses
The three courses taken for the Economics/International Business requirements must be chosen from at least two different departments. The one course taken for the economics requirement may not be used again for the two course international business requirement; course sharing is not allowed.
All courses used toward the International Business minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.
Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in finance. Subject matter will be indicated in class schedule.
FIN 310 is a prerequisite for this class.