International Business

Demand is increasing for people with the knowledge of the international environment within which both domestic and foreign businesses now operate. Many domestically educated managers have been at a distinct disadvantage in the international arena due to lack of language proficiency, cultural sensitivity, and multinational knowledge. The minor in International Business is designed to help remove obstacles to success by applying the knowledge and skills from a major to an international setting. The International Business minor can be used to strengthen any major.


The International Business minor will provide students with an understanding of the social, economic and political context of international business and the communication skills to effectively participate in a global marketplace.


  1. International Business students will be able to evaluate and apply the principles and theory of international business.
  2. International Business students will have the ability to detect cultural prejudices and develop acceptance of cultural diversity. 
  3. International Business students will be able to effectively communicate international business information.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the minor in International Business

18 s.h.—BUS 3310 or 3330, plus any 9 s.h. chosen from the following courses: ACC 2510, 4620; BUS 3310, ECO 2610, 4520, 4650; and MKT 4100; any course taken as part of a faculty led RSB Study Abroad; up to 6 s.h. of any RSB Internship at a pre-approved site; plus any 6 s.h. chosen from the following courses: HIS 2170, IDS 3550, OCL 3600, PSC 4010-4080, SOC 2530, and any foreign language course.

Program Faculty & Staff

Josiah Baker, Associate Professor of Finance & Economics

Josiah Baker, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of International Business
(910) 630-7477
Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7275
Matt Dobra, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of Business
(910) 480-8455
Mary Kirchner, Professor of Accounting

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management
(910) 630-7048
Jen-Hsiang Lin, Professor of Business Administration & Economics

Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
Michael Wayland, Associate Professor of Management

Michael Wayland

Associate Professor of Management
(910) 630-7331

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