The minor in emerging markets introduces students to the challenges and opportunities that face companies in countries that are rapidly developing into more developed world economies. Students have an opportunity to combine course work that explores the dynamics of conducting business and generating innovations in emerging markets with a summer field project on-site in an area of the world where markets are rapidly developing.
This interdisciplinary minor is open to business and nonbusiness students.
Emerging Markets Minor Curriculum
Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Emerging Markets. You can find the full set of Emerging Markets Minor requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.
INTB 2501. Competing to Win in Emerging Markets. 4 Hours.
Presents an introduction to emerging markets, focusing on the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Takes the perspective of U.S. companies and what they must do to be successful in emerging markets. Discusses the differences between doing business in an emerging vs. a domestic market, the opportunities and potential of an emerging market, and the risks of operating in such a market. Then looks at the world from the perspective of emerging markets and discusses steps that their governments, companies, and entrepreneurs must take to succeed in the world economy. Analyzes what emerging markets must do to raise wages and incomes, accelerate wealth creation, and reduce poverty.
Field study (two courses required) approved by the D’Amore-McKim undergraduate dean’s office. Please contact the D’Amore-McKim Academic Advising office to confirm option(s).
Complete two of the following:
|AFRS 1101||Introduction to African Studies|
|ANTH 2305||Global Markets and Local Culture|
|ASNS 1150||East Asian Studies|
|CLTR 1500||Modern Chinese History and Culture|
|or HIST 1500||Modern Chinese History and Culture|
|CLTR 1505||Latin American Culture, History, and Politics|
|COMM 2303||Global and Intercultural Communication|
|LPSC 2302||Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective|
|POLS 3405||International Political Economy|
|POLS 3487||Politics of Developing Nations|
|INTB 3310||Cultural Aspects of International Business|
Interested? Next Steps
To declare a minor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, including as part of the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:
Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their husky email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.
To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.
Other Minors at D’Amore-McKim
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Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can prepare to develop new ventures or innovate processes within existing organizations with the Corporate Innovation Minor.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim will be guided through the startup process through this interdisciplinary minor.
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Create and manage businesses with a focus on the betterment of society with the Undergraduate Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Develop a deeper understanding of sustainability issues and the business tools needed to address complex environmental issues.