International Business Minor

International Business Minor

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.

More about the IB Minor


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.'

For more information on the International Business Minor download the PDF icon PLANNING SHEET-IBUS Minor.pdf.

All students must complete the ‘business literacy’ requirement (ECON 206 Microeconomics; ACCT 240 Financial Accounting; and one of the three following courses (ECON 207 Macroeconomics; MGMT 271 Business Law or MGMT 311 (Introduction to Management) ) BEFORE applying for the minor.

Please note:

CBE 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)

Application Deadlines:

  • Winter 2018 - Oct. 13th, 2017, by 5 PM  All applications 
  • Spring 2018 - Jan. 26th, 2018, by 5 PM. All applications 
  • Summer & Fall 2018 - April 13th, 2018, by 5 PM. All application

Admission and Declaration Process

Students not already admitted to the College of Business and Economics 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 311 or MGMT 271).

Declaring of Minor

Students who meet the requirements can declare the minor via the online application form on the College of Business and Economics website. Applications will be reviewed against admission criteria with every effort being made to accommodate all students who meet admission requirements.

How to request an IBUS Minor Evaluation for Graduation

When you get close to graduation, you will need to submit the PDF icon IBUS Minor Evaluation Request to the Management Department, PH 351. 

There is no need to first consult an international business faculty advisor before you submit this form for graduation.

After the department reviews and completes your Minor Evaluation, the form is placed in an envelope in the Major/Minor Evaluation pick-up box outside the department office. It should take two weeks or less.   You will not receive notification that it is done, so you will need to check.

You then submit it, in conjunction with your approved major evaluation form and the required ‘Degree Application Form’ to the Registrar.



IB Minor in the 2017-18 Admissions Catalog