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International Business

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Demand is increasing for people with 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.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with an International Business minor include financial analyst, marketing manager, accountant, human resources manager, and much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with International Business minors. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Financial analyst and advisor: $106,340
  • Marketing manager: $153,440
  • Accountant and auditor: $83,980
  • Human resources manager: $136,590

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s International Business minor?

If you have questions, see the FAQ below or reach out to Dr. Matt Dobra using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, visit the link below!

Frequently Asked Question

Adding International Business to your repertoire is a great idea for students. Not only does it give them a broader view of the world as a whole, but it better prepares them for a variety of careers with high salaries and job security.

International Business Requirements

Requirements for the International Business program at Methodist University consists of 18 credits across both required courses and electives. With instructor or department chair/school dean approval, courses may be substituted for electives.

Required Courses

6 credits

BUS 3310 Fundamentals of International Business (3) OR BUS 3330 International Business Experience (3) ECO 1510 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)


Select four courses (12 credits) from courses designated as Global Perspective (GP) in ACC, CME, BUS, ECO, ENP, GEO, IDS, MKT, PSC, SOC, or any Foreign Language. At least 3 credits must be from a Reeves School of Business course.


ACBSP Accredited SealThe 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.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Beginning in the fall of 2022, the University offers the Bachelors of Science in Business Analytics. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these three degree programs.