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        Complete Your Business Minor

        Thinking about a Business Minor? Want to learn about international business and global practices? At the Harbert College of Business, you have the option to safely learn about international business in the midst of COVID-19.

        The Harbert College's International Programs offers you The International Focus at Home Business Minor option for the coming 2021 semester.

        This program offers you a unique opportunity to complete a business minor while also getting a résumé boost. With understanding of international practices that will set you apart from your peers.

        Business Minor at Home

        With the Business Minor—International Focus at Home, you can earn your business minor while getting to learn about how a business operates globally. Take the unique opportunity to enroll in a cohort and complete your business minor.

        Course Calendar

        International Focus at Home

        Each course will cover a three-week period and end on a Thursday with a final exam. All classes, except the International Business class, will meet Monday – Thursday for three hours each day for a total of 36 hours per class.  The International Business class will meet 2 days a week for 1 hour 30 minutes per class for the entire semester.

        You will be given a three day weekend between each course to recover and prepare for the next class. One week will be given in the middle of the summer to allow you some time to rest.

        Each course will have an additional module relating to the specific domain content to the international business. For example, in Accounting, you may learn about international accounting practices and pitfalls.

        • Schedules
          International Focus at Home
          March 5 Application review period begins. Space is limited
          March 26 Last day to apply to program
          April 2 Last day to accept your spot in the class. Space is limited
          April 9 Business Minor program administrators enroll accepted students in all five courses
          April 15 Students billed for summer semester
          May 10 Boot Camp kick-off and start of classes. BUSI 3250 begins
          May 10–28 ACCT 2810
          May 31–June 18 FINC 3810
          June 21–25 Summer Break
          June 28–July 16 MGNT 3810
          July 19–Aug 6 MKTG 3310
          BUSI 3250 ends
          End of Semester Declare official Business Minor

        Academic and Travel Requirements

        • Academic Requirements

          In order to qualify for either of the Harbert Business Minor Programs, you must have a minimum 2.25 GPA or higher, be at least of Sophomore standing, be under a non-business major, and have completed any of the prerequisites for the following courses:

          • Fundamentals of Accounting—ACCT 2810
          • Principles of Marketing—MKTG 3310
          • Principles of Management—MNGT 3100
          • Foundations of Business Finance—FINC 3810
          • International Business—BUSI 3250

          Due to the cohort nature of the program, you must apply and be accepted into the program to take any of these courses. Business Minor administrators will enroll you in special sections of each course only available to this program.

          You are required to enroll in and complete all 15 hours of coursework. Although the program is offered over the summer, the scheduling of courses is unique to this program.

          In addition, Honors sections are available for each course.

        • Travel Requirements

          Visa and Passport

          Travel requirements do not apply to International Focus at Home applicants.

          If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Auburn Abroad at


          For the International Focus at Home program, you will be expected to make housing arrangements that will allow you to attend courses on Auburn University's campus.

          If you have any further concerns or questions about housing, please contact Auburn Abroad at

        Applying to the Program

        • Applying

          As this is a lock-step, cohort program, students must apply to be admitted.  Space is limited, so be sure to fill out the application as soon as possible. 

          Classes will be specifically reserved for this program.  Students must enroll in all five classes for this program.  Because classes will not follow the normal summer semester calendar, students should expect to commit to the entire schedule.

        • Tuition and Fees

          You will pay tuition and fees for these classes as you would for regular classes during a normal summer semester.  In this case, there will be 15 hours of academic credit (5 courses). Once admitted into the program, you will receive a bill from the Bursar's Office.

          For more information on costs, please contact

        • Course Registration

          Once you have been admitted to the program, you will receive official confirmation.  At that point, you may request class enrollment.

          A special section of each course is allocated to this program.  The Program will manually enroll you in each course.  You will receive official notification once that process is complete.  You may only take these courses if you are admitted into the program.

        Start Your Application Early

        We have limited space for our Harbert Business Minor with an International Focus at Home Program, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible.

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        Frequently Asked Questions

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