Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business Economics Interdisciplinary Minor

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Philip Mellizo, Chair
Sookti Chaudhary
Matthew (Joe) Histen
Brooke Krause
Melanie Long
Amyaz Moledina
Huiting Tian


The Interdisciplinary Minor in International Business is a collaborative offering of the Modern Languages and Cultures Departments and the Economics Department at The College of Wooster.  The minor builds a student’s capability to navigate the complex world of multinational and global business organizations.  An understanding of multiple cultures, their particular histories, languages, linguistics, and rhetoric are essential and critical to understanding international business culture and operations.

Students must elect a non-anglophone language/cultural major to complete the minor.  First, a student must complete all courses required for the major in their language or cultural area studies area of choice.  The student will work with thier advisors to find language or culture courses most relevant to global or international business issues.  Students are encouraged to connect language or culture to a business-related issue in their IS thesis.

The Interdisciplinary Minor in International Business Economics

Consists of six courses:

Special Notes

  • Double majors with Mathematics may substitute MATH 22900  for ECON 11000  and MATH 32900  for ECON 21000 .
  • DATA 10200 can be taken in place of ECON 11000 (most relevant for Statistical & Data Science minor or double majors).
  • Majors who do not place into MATH 11000 should take MATH 10500 as soon as possible in order to progress through the major.  MATH 11000 can be taken concurrently wtih ECON 20100.
  • ECON 10100 , ECON 11000 , and MATH 11000, and either ECON 20100 or ECON 20200 should be completed by the end of the student’s fourth semester. 
  • The department requires that ECON 20100  or ECON 20200  be taken prior to enrolling in BUEC 40100 .
  • We do not offer a Business Economics minor.  The non-major who desires a background in business economics may take BUEC 11900, ECON 10100, and other elective Business Economics courses according to their interests.
  • Business Economics majors are not permitted to take courses in the major on an S/NC basis.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for all courses counting toward the major, including the Mathematics course. Students receiving a grade below C- in ECON 10100  must retake that course before proceeding to the other Economics or Business Economics courses.

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