Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

International Business Minor

Non-Quinlan students who wish to expand their skills in international business may elect to pursue a minor in this field. The requirements are 18 credit hours in international business courses, plus all necessary prerequisite classes for the upper level business courses.

Student should take the following:

  • IBUS 201: Introduction to International Business

Two courses from the following:

  • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
  • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro) -or- ECON 202. Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
  • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations

Three courses from the following:

Group A (choose at least one)

  • ACCT 306. Advanced Accounting—Business Combinations, Consolidations and International (prerequisites: junior standing, minimum C- in ACCT 304)
  • ECON 323. International Economics (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum  C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • ECON 324. International Monetary Relations (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum  C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • ECON 325. Economics of Development and Growth (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum  C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • ECON 364. China in the World Economy (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum  C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202) (B)
  • FINC 355. International Financial Management (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in either FINC 301 or FINC 334)
  • SCMG 338. Logistics in the Global Economy (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in SCMG 332)

Group B (choose at least one)

  • HRER 325. Global Employment Relations (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • HRER 329. Global Human Resources and Organizational Behavior (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • MARK 363. International Marketing (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MARK 201)
  • MGMT 305. Global Business Strategy (R) (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 315. International Management (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • SPRT 345. Globalization of the Sport Industry (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in SPRT 130)
  • ANTH 100. Globalization and Local Cultures 
  • ANTH 102. Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • PLSC 350. Politics of International Economic Relations
  • PLSC 362. Politics of Developing Societies
  • PLSC 363. International Politics

(R)=Offered at Loyola's Rome Center.
(B)=Offered at Loyola's Beijing Center.

Minor Language Requirement

The minor also includes a foreign language requirement.

  • Option 1) 103 level (3 yrs of same language in HS) + Study Abroad
  • Option 2) 104 level (4 yrs of same language in HS)

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in international business must complete IBUS 201 and three 300-level international business courses (see above).

Students are limited to counting two courses in each subject area toward the minor. Only one pre-approved 399: Selected Topics course will count for this major/minor.

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses.

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.