International Business Minor

Chair: Kevin Clark, PhD. 
Carmen and Sharon Danella Endowed Professor in Business Innovation
Associate Chair: Ward Utter
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 (15 Credits)

International Business minor requires three (3) unique business courses to complete the minor requirements.

Sub-Total Credits

Plus two (2) International Business elective courses listed below (must be from two different disciplines)

Note: All International Business 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.

Sub-Total Credits

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

* An international History course can be taken in place of the regular History course in the core requirements; or an international Social Science course (subject code as GEV, HIS, PSC, PSY, or SOC) can be taken in place of the regular Social Science in the core requirements.

Plus the foreign language requirement: If students have two years of a foreign language in high school, the language requirement is waived; otherwise, students are required to fulfill one of the following options:

  • successfully complete an introduction II level of a foreign language course.This language course can be taken in place of the regular Humanities elective in the core requirements - as long as the student has not taken the same language in high school for two years or more.
  • successfully place beyond the introduction II level on a language placement exam administered by the Classical & Modern Languages department.

International study experience is OPTIONAL.

Total Credits:


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Summer 2024 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived catalog 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. 





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