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Business is expanding globally, and knowledge in international business can help you as you pursue a career here in the United States or abroad.

Quincy University's minor in International Business is for students pursuing a major in Management, Marketing, Finance, or Accounting. This interdisciplinary minor is designed to give you general global knowledge to prepare for positions in international divisions of American companies; to work in the import-export business; to seek careers in national or international governmental agencies; to establish international businesses; and to enter careers in international commercial and investment banking.

Our International Business courses are taught by School of Business and Political Science faculty, who possesses a firm understanding of what makes the business world work. Their ability to share that knowledge and help students learn is unmatched. International Business courses are small, which provides you the unique opportunity to develop close and meaningful relationships with our talented faculty and fellow students.

International Study
Your International Business minor is particularly suitable for international study, and Quincy collaborates with many overseas schools to provide semester-long academic experiences. Shorter programs such as the Assisi Experience and the London Experience offer academic credit for learning that includes firsthand exploration.

For more information about the International Business program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Cynthia Haliemun, Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Economics
217-228-5432 ext. 3067
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INB 323     Comparative  Economic Systems
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the major economic systems of the world, in both theory and practice.  Focuses on a general understanding of how economic systems work and how economic theory interacts with government policy, history, and culture to explain economic performance in capitalist regulated markets, socialist regulated markets, socialist centrally planned economies, transitional economies and other emerging economic systems.

INB 325     Economic Problems in Developing Countries
Credit Hours: 3
Examines theoretical and policy issues in economic growth and development with emphasis on specific country policies and experience; alternative development paths; problems of development planning; policies for achieving growth and development in emerging countries; and conditions necessary for continued growth in advanced countries.

INB 421     International Accounting
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of concepts, current standards and problems related to financial accounting and reporting by U.S. enterprises. This course also provides the foundation for subsequent examination of accounting issues of multinational enterprises.  Prerequisites: ACC 121 and 221.

INB 423     International Economics and Business
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the economic relationships among nations and the implications of such relationships for domestic economic activity and policies. Covers international trade theories, balance of payments, protectionism, foreign exchange, and the role of international institutions and international arrangements such as the International Monetary Fund, economic unions, and cartels. Prerequisite:  ECO 222. (Same as ECO 423)

INB 425     International Marketing Strategy
Credit Hours: 3
Due to cultural and business norms, marketing must be approached differently in many parts of the world. This course reviews basic marketing approaches and how they must be modified in differing country environments. Topics include applicability of market research, customer preference, pricing and promotion.  Prerequisite:  MKT 331.

INB 427     International Finance
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides basic financial tools necessary to understand foreign operations, including financial statement analysis, impact of foreign exchange rates and evaluation of performance in overseas markets. Prerequisite: FIN 315. (Same as FIN 427)

INB 429     International Business Strategies
Credit Hours: 3
Implementation of the traditional management functions (staffing, organizing, directing and controlling) within an international or global organization is the focus of this course.  Emphasis will be placed on the impact of international environment (differing legal restrictions, political forces, economic situations, roles of labor, cultural philosophies, etc.) on management practices. A major underlying theme throughout the course will be the financial and efficiency costs of adjusting to local requirements versus global rationalization.

Requirements for an International Business minor:
In addition to the courses required for a Business major, the minor requires 6 hours in International Business chosen from INB 421, 423, 425, 427 or 429 and INB 323 or 325; 6 hours in Political Science chosen from POL 220, 236, or 421 and POL 319, 320, 322, 323 or 330; and one year of a single modern foreign language (French, German, or Spanish recommended) or one semester of an approved study abroad program. Other languages may be taken as components of the Study Abroad program through Quincy University and approved by the Dean of the School of Business.
Quincy University's academic program places special emphasis on real-world experience. You will also have a multitude of opportunities for active learning through your Business major, including an internship, class projects, or research.

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