Global Business Minor

Global business majors at George Fox study at one of the Pacific Northwest's top Christian schools.

The world is fast becoming a global marketplace. Improved technology, communication and transportation have made cross-cultural trade more feasible. For those who minor in global business, the door of opportunity is open to find employment in a wide variety of cultures and corporate settings.

George Fox’s minor in global business prepares graduates for the fast-emerging global economy. Our 18-semester-hour course of study will give you the tools to pursue work that is directly related to global commerce.

Jobs and Graduate School

George Fox offers a global business major that integrates Christian values.

Now more than ever, businesses must have a global reach or risk falling behind the competition. American and European companies continue to expand globally and, increasingly, companies in rapidly developing countries such as India and China are also beginning global expansion. As a result, those with an understanding and the adaptability to work in the global environment will have promising career opportunities.

  • Creative Director, Nike
  • Finance Manager, Microsoft
  • Staff Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Professor of Economics, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Manager, Chase Bank
  • Website Manager, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
  • Product Line Manager, ISI, Inc.
  • Social Media Content Manager, Nike
  • VP, Credit Administration, Bank of the Cascades
  • Program Operations Manager, AECOM (Libya)
  • University of Illinois
  • Oregon State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Paris School of Business
  • City University London
  • The Ohio State University
  • Syracuse University
  • Colorado State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • San Diego State University
  • Study abroad through the International Business Institute Program
  • Join a field trip to the U.S. Export Office
  • Conduct research projects on doing business in other countries
  • Listen to guest speakers with international experience
  • Take part in School of Business cultural excursions
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Minor Requirements

18 credit hours

Complete the following:
The importance of thinking globally and understanding the legal, technological, political and economic differences that affect business practice are explored through readings and projects. The focus is on the global changes that are impacting national sovereignty, regionalization, and the balance of economic and political power. Prerequisites: ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and MGMT 260 Principles of Management.
Complete the following:

Choose two courses from the ACCT, BUSN, ECON, ENPR, FINC, GBSN, MGMT, or MKTG disciplines.  (6 hours)

Choose three of the following:
An introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment. (Identical to INTL 230.)
This course will expose the student to marketing strategies and activities that enable organizations to be competitive in the global economy and market. This course will enable the student to understand how to target global markets and how to manage and lead in the global marketing effort. Students in this course will have the option of participating in a Juniors Abroad trip that will examine marketing in three different global markets. Prerequisite: MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing.
Managing and organizing global operations, with attention to both multinational corporations and nonprofit organizations. Consideration will be given to the strategy and structure of international business, the practices of international commerce, the challenges of living and working in other cultures, and career development in a global context. Prerequisite: MGMT 260 Principles of Management.
Course provides an overview of international trade and finance. Trade theory is applied to understanding the direction of trade flows, the impact of trade barriers, and the role of bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. The international finance portion of the course will consider the balance of payments, foreign exchange rates, and the globalization of financial markets. Throughout the course attention will be paid to global and national institutional arrangements which determine and influence trade and financial flows. Prerequisites: ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics.

Student Experiences

Shannon Olson

“My GFU business education has given me the tools I need to go out and be equipped to work and have an impact in the world. I want to work in international missions from the business perspective, and attending George Fox has given me the skills I need to be successful. I am grateful for the experience as well as the education.”

- Shannon Olson

Nu Pham

“George Fox University has definitely had a great impact on my life. The Business Capstone course was designed to give us the unique opportunity to work with a group of brilliant people to kick-start the best business project we could think of. My education fostered friendships, honed my skills and created many memories for which I am thankful.”

- Nu Pham

Points of Distinction

  • Students will have the opportunity to study abroad through the International Business Institute Program.
  • Students will be immersed in a multicultural learning environment.
  • An integrated business curriculum creates well-rounded graduates by exposing students to multiple business functional areas.
  • Small, student-focused classes allow for personal attention from professors.
  • Students will be presented with a curriculum that is firmly rooted in business ethics.

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier national university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.

ACBSP accreditation

ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence and what occurs in the classroom.