Emerging Markets

About the Emerging Markets Minor

The minor in Emerging Markets provides a specific academic path for students from any college within the university to gain an understanding of emerging markets, the role they play in fostering growth in the global economy, and their potential to supplant developed markets to apply what they have learned in the classroom to practical field research projects in an emerging market. The goals of the program are to give a deeper understanding of the business, political, and social/cultural issues found in emerging markets, an understanding of how businesses in the U.S. do business, how emerging markets compete with developed countries and markets, and real-world exposure to working with and in emerging markets.


The minor in Emerging Markets is a five course (20 semester hour) undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in which the D'Amore-McKim School of Business partners with departments in the various colleges at Northeastern. Students take three courses at Northeastern, including one from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and two electives from other colleges in the university (see the list of possible electives students may take from other colleges below). Students also participate in an eight-credit summer field research program focused on issues in emerging markets. This summer program consists of 4 credits of in-class work and 4 credits of field research.

Required Courses:

INTB2501: Emerging Markets 
8-credit Field Program in Brazil: currently INTB3316: Economic, Social and Political Dimensions of Doing Business in Brazil and INTB3318: Field Research in Emerging Markets

Elective Courses:

CLTR1500: Backgrounds of Chinese Culture 
CLTR1506: Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture 
HIST2243: American Images of China 
HIST2313: Gender and Revolution in Russia and China 
HIST2350: Modern China 
HIST2397: Africa in the Twentieth Century 
LPSC2302: Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective 
POLS3405: International Political Economy 
POLS3407: International Organizations 
POLS3487: Politics of Developing Nations 
RELS2394: Chinese Buddhism 
RELS3398: Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema 
SOCL2288: The Sociology of Globalization

Students may take one elective course for the minor at an NU-sanctioned study abroad program. The course must be approved by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business prior to departure. 

Please note: No more than 12 credits can be taken in any one college.