The international business minor is designed for students who want to add an international business dimension to a major in another functional area, either in the College of Business and Economics or in one of the other majors at Western Washington University.

We also offer an international business major.

International Business students posing together

The student who completes this minor will have (a) a general introduction to the cultural, institutional and regulatory structures necessary to engage in international business, (b) two courses that add more focused international knowledge, and (c) a course on the management and strategic issues in doing business internationally. Students from outside the College of Business and Economics will also acquire a basic knowledge of the ‘language’ of business and economics, gaining ‘business literacy.'

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Course Requirements

Please note: CBE has PRIORITY application deadlines for all majors and minors excluding Economics and MSCM are: (applications received by these deadlines will be processed before Phase I of Registration). See Apply to CBE.

Admission and Declaration Process

Students admitted to the College of Business and Economics in the International Business Minor program must have a 2.50 GPA in all WWU courses as well as a 2.5 GPA in the following CBE business literacy courses: ECON 206, ACCT 240 and (ECON 207, MGMT 271 or MGMT 311) before they can declare the minor.

Declaring of Minor

Students who meet the requirements can declare the minor via the application form. Applications will be reviewed against admission criteria with every effort being made to accommodate all students who meet admission requirements.

IBUS Minor Evaluation for Graduation

When you are ready to apply for graduation, you will need to submit the Minor Evaluation Request to the Department Manager.

There is no need to first consult an international business faculty advisor before you submit the Minor Evaluation Request form to the department to complete your Minor Evaluation for graduation.  The Department of Management, not your IBUS advisor, approves your Minor Evaluation needed to graduate.  We are available if needed, of course.

After the department reviews and completes your Minor Evaluation in Degree Works they will notify you to turn in your Degree Application to the Registrar's office via email, link below. Please keep in mind during busy times it may take up to 10 working days for Major/Minor evaluations to be completed.  

When you submit the required Degree Application Form to the Registrar's office they will bill your student account for the required application fee.