International Business

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Department Marketing & International Business
College Business
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description It is the objective of the department to advance the understanding and practice of disciplines of marketing and international business. The International Business program prepares students to meet the challenges of the global economy.
Admission Requirements

Criteria for Admission to a Major in the College of Business:

  1. Minimum 2.70 total cumulative grade point average required.
  2. Complete 33 of the 44 required General Education credits. (Complete remainder of Gen. Ed. prior to graduation.) Specific General Education Courses Required: MATH 130, ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 207 and one from PHIL 120W, PHIL 205W, PHIL 222W, PHIL 224W, PHIL 226W, or PHIL 240W.
  3. Completion of the Required Prerequisite Courses and Lower Division Courses listed below.

Required Prerequisites:

  1. IT 101-3 Intro to Info Systems
  2. MATH 130-4 Finite Math & Intro Calc

Lower Division: (Classes in ( ) represent prerequisites that must be completed before registering for the class.)

  1. ACCT 200-3 Financial Accounting (IT 101 and MATH 112 or MATH 130)
  2. ACCT 210-3 Managerial Accounting (ACCT 200)
  3. BLAW 200-3 Legal, Political, and Regulatory Environment of Business (ACCT 200 or concurrent)
  4. BUS 295-2 Professional Preparation for Business Careers (*This is when you apply for admission to the major.)
  5. ECON 201-3 Principles of Macroeconomics
  6. ECON 202-3 Principles of Microeconomics
  7. ECON 207-4 Business Statistics (MATH 112 or MATH 130)
  8. MGMT 200-3 Introduction to MIS (IT 101)
  9. PHIL 120W, 205W, 222W, 224W, 226W, or 240W (choose one of these courses) – 3 cr.

If completing only the minor in IBUS:
You only need to complete the courses required/listed for the minor (prerequisites must still be met). You must be admitted (a declared major does not necessarily mean you are admitted to your major) to your major to be given permission to register for Upper-Division (300-400 level) Business courses.

Requirement Guides can be found at this link:

Other Requirements

Deadlines for application are: October 1 for Spring Semester and March 1 for Fall Semester.
Academic Advising: Students will initially receive their advising from the professional advisors in the College of Business Advising Center. When a student applies to the College of Business, he/she will be assigned a faculty advisor in the major area of study. Questions regarding the assignment of advisors can be answered in the College of Business Advising Center, 151 Morris Hall, 389-2963.
Technology Requirement: Students taking College of Business courses (which include ACCT, BLAW, FINA, IBUS, MGMT and MRKT) are required to have a laptop computer. Please go to for details.
Residency: Transfer students pursuing a major within the College of Business must complete a minimum of 30 resident upper division credits (300-400 level) in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Transfer students pursuing a major or minor in the College of Business must complete at least 50% (one-half) of their major or minor coursework at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Students will take only 300 and 400 level courses online. (A few 200 level courses may be available online.) Students must first be admitted to the College of Business (see Admission Criteria above), or to their major if only completing the IBUS minor, before they can take the 300 and 400 level courses. After admission students can complete the International Business program online. All Upper-Division/300-400 level Core/Business Foundation courses are usually offered online at least once a year to include Fall, Spring and/or Summer.

Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information

Department of Marketing and International Business
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2967
Fax: 507-389-5497

Anaam Hashmi, International Business Faculty
Phone: 507-389-5335

College Advising College of Business Advising Center
Linda Meidl, Student Relations Coordinator
151 Morris Hall

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