Completion of Academic Minor
Why study International Business?
Global companies compete in a challenging business economy. This requires the need for business professionals who possess a combination of business and international skills. Formal international management education gives students cultural training, a comprehensive understanding of global and regional economies, and a socio-political analysis of multiple regions. Students who earn the international business minor at the UC Carl H. Lindner College of Business (Lindner) are positioned to be highly valued, especially for companies with overseas assignments.
Current Lindner students may add this minor to enhance their majors. Non-Lindner students already pursuing a baccalaureate degree in any college at the University of Cincinnati can add the minor to their program as long as they meet the following requirements:
- Have 30 earned semester credit hours
- Have at least a 3.0 University GPA and be enrolled in a four-year degree granting program
- Complete at least 50 percent of all minor coursework in the Lindner College of Business
- Earn a 2.0 in minor courses to be certified with the minor.
To apply for the minor, students should visit the Lindner Programs Options site.
Students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program and the process for registration in the Lindner classes required for the minor.
Individuals who are attracted to international business are those who are able to accept and work within the culture, customs and attitudes of another country. They must be flexible and be able to adapt to change and unexpected situations, some of which are beyond their control. Other attributes include:
- Excellent oral, written and electronic communication capabilities
- Ability to take risks
- Strong initiative and goal-driven qualities
- Organizational skills
- Analytical problem solving
- Leadership skills
- Competence in decision-making
- Capacity for teamwork
- Ability to multi-task
The international business minor enhances students’ career options in the global economy. Students who combine this minor with a finance major may find opportunities in international finance and banking. Coupling international business with a major in information systems, marketing or operations management can provide the experience to make graduates attractive for international assignment opportunities.
Success in today’s business environment is primarily driven by who students are and how they act. Accordingly, business education at Lindner focuses on the development of each student’s individual Professional, Academic, Character and Engagement (PACE) to ensure they can successfully pursue the personal and professional goals they are passionate about.
- Classes in Lindner ensure that our students learn the professional communication skills they need to excel in today’s business environment.
- Lindner’s Career Services team works with undergraduate students in developing resumes, learning interviewing techniques and obtaining the practical skills that fulfill the expectations of businesses.
- Lindner students are distinct individuals with unique goals and interests, and that is why our curriculum ensures that students have a foundational understanding of the key business functions. The breadth of minors allows students to add a minor that will customize their education for added value.
- Character means having the strength and conviction to both lead and work with teams made up of diverse social, cultural and economic viewpoints. Lindner business courses help students build these skills through hands-on, collaborative projects, often working with Cincinnati businesses.
- Students’ lives and careers will be comprised of much more than just work. Community service, citizenship and organizational involvement are all key components of personal growth. In Lindner, students are encouraged to get involved in the things they care about via the 20-plus student organizations within the Lindner College of Business, the 300-plus organizations within the University of Cincinnati and ongoing partnerships with service organizations like the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
Students who have been accepted to the minor will see the minor appear on their application for graduation. Students apply for graduation in the minor as they normally would for their bachelor’s degree.
Applications deadlines for the business minors follow the “application for change in college” dates.
Fall Semester – July 1
Spring Semester – November 1
Summer Semester – March 1
The UC Lindner College of Business has been accredited continuously since 1919 by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business colleges.
Carl H. Lindner Hall, Suite 103
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020