Corporate Governance and International Business Graduate Minor

for the Graduate Minor in Corporate Governance and International Business

Head of the Department: Carlos Javier Torelli
Associate Dean of Graduate Education: Jeffrey Loewenstein
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department office: 350 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 333-4240

The minor in Corporate Governance and International Business is designed to develop leaders in various business fields who understand international business and corporate governance issues within the global economy. It specifically covers topics such as

  1. how to create value for multinational partners, employees with diverse cultural backgrounds, and shareholders by designing better organizations and corporate governance; and
  2. how managerial practices differ in various national/cultural contexts and why manages must be able to understand the strategic, financial, and economic implications of these differences in managing multinational corporations.

The minor will provide not only a strong foundation in the International Business and Governance area but could be tailored to fit the specific career needs of our students.

Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration


Business Administration, MBA (online-iMBA)

Business Administration, MS   

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International BusinessFinance, Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics, MS

Management, MS

with optional concentrations: Business Data Analytics, Finance, Corporate Governance & International Business

Technology Management, MS 

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Finance, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, PhD


Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management


Business Data Analytics

Corporate Governance & International Business

Information Technology & Control

Supply Chain Management


Digital Marketing, CERT

Entrepreneurship & Strategic Innovation, CERT

Financial Management, CERT

Global Challenges in Business, CERT

Managerial Economics & Business Analysis, CERT

Strategic Leadership Management, CERT

Value Chain Management, CERT

Joint Degree Program:

Accountancy, MS (iMSA) & Business Administration, MBA (iMBA)


Admission to the minor requires an application to the Department and admission to one of the M.S. programs in the Gies College of Business or a graduate program in a related discipline approved by the Department. Admission is limited and acceptance is on a competitive basis.

for the Graduate Minor in Corporate Governance and International Business

This minor requires twelve graduate hours of related coursework. 

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Programs of Study and the Graduate College Handbook.

Select three of the following:12
Multinational Management
Current Topics in Intl Bus
Global Marketing
Intl Comparative Management
Seminar in Business Admin (Corporate Governance in International Context)
Seminar in Business Admin (Management Challenges in Emerging Economies)
or substitutions approved by the Department of Business Administration
Total Hours12

Other Requirements

In addition to the minor requirements, students must also complete the requirements of their major degree.
Please contact your department for more information regarding the addition of a minor to your program of study.