International Business Minor

Chair: Kevin Clark, PhD. 
Associate Chair: Ward Utter, M.B.A.
Office: 2083 Bartley Hall
Telephone: 610-519-6924

As a result of the extraordinary changes brought on by globalization, companies need new kinds of managers—individuals who not only have strong business skills, but who are comfortable managing and communicating across cultures. A minor in International Business will supplement a business degree by providing cross-cultural skills valued by global companies.

Course Requirements for International Business Minor

Please note: IB minors are required to take an international course in their major discipline if such course is offered. An international course in each major is required if a student has more than one major. This course will also satisfy a major elective requirement. Also, ECO 3108 (Global Political Economy) is a core requirement and does not fulfill an IB minor requirement.


Plus One (1) international-related History or international-related Social Science selected from Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Language: If students have two years of a foreign language in high school, the language requirement is waived; otherwise, students are required to take two semesters of a foreign language (minimum 6 credits) at or above the introductory level.

International study experience is OPTIONAL.


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.