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Global Commerce Minor

The Phillips School of Business offers two options in international business:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) Degree in International Business
  2. Minor in Global Commerce

*The International Business major emphasizes international business, international economics and other global courses, combined with indepth language study in either Chinese, French, or Spanish.

*The Global Commerce minor also focuses on international business, international economics and other global courses, but emphasizes language training to a lesser extent.

As you study international business, you broaden your awareness of the world, which is an important part of the liberal arts emphasis at High Point University.  International business students are exposed to a wide range of issues that focus on cultural differences and similarities.  Graduates may expect to be employed in positions requiring significant foreign travel, which is encouraged during the student’s career as well.  Students may apply for a study abroad in places all over the world in programs offered through the HPU Office of Study Abroad.

Our international business faculty are committed to undergraduate education and scholarship.  The international courses we provide and the primary interests and experience of our professors are diverse, ranging from international economic theory to applied international business operations in management, marketing, and finance.  We take pride in the quality of our teaching and in the progress and success of all our students.

The International Business Program is conducted in cooperation with the Modern Foreign Languages Department.  Our curriculum seeks to prepare the international business graduate culturally and socially, as well as professionally, for this rapidly expanding field of employment in the global economy.

The minor in global commerce is designed to prepare the student for being an international manager, or for running a domestic business in a globalized world.  Students also gain insights into social and global problems.  Coursework prepares students for entry-level positions in many business and government organizations and is excellent preparation for graduate study in business, government, or law.

Requirements for a Minor in Global Commerce

(20 credits, 2014-2015 Catalog Year)


  • ECO 2030.  Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

AND choose four courses from:

  • ECO/GBS 3460.  International Economics (4)
  • ECO/GBS 4430.  Comparative Economics (4)
  • MFL 3010.           Intercultural Perspectives (4)
  • MGT 4050.*        Global Logistics (4)
  • MKT 3750.**      International Marketing (4)
  • PSC 2710.           International Relations (4)
  • One different pre-approved study-abroad course in international business.

*MGT 2220 and MGT 3280 are prerequisites for MGT 4050.

**MKT 2110 is a prerequisite for MKT 3750.

A student pursuing a minor in the School of Business must take at least three unique courses beyond those used to fulfill the requirements of his or her major.

Students may not minor in both global commerce and economics.



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