Ninety-six percent of the world's population lives outside the U.S. borders and most American businesses today are impacted by some influence beyond our borders. As globalization of the world's economies continues, more employee positions can be considered to be international whether the job is physically located within or outside the U.S. The global orientation of the information highway has only served to hasten this trend. Now, more than ever, successful business people need to be acutely aware of the global nature of business and must develop skills and competencies that enable them to compete internationally. They must become global citizens to compete in the marketplace. Our students become keenly aware of this fact as they progress through the International Business major and study under faculty with expertise in global operations, marketing and management.
Our International Business major program provides students with a multi-dimensional perspective to successfully enter the globally competitive business world. We blend our liberal arts and science foundation into our international curriculum to offer students a challenging, diverse educational experience.
In addition to general college requirements, students are required embark upon a rigorous study of the functional areas of business and supplement this with the study of specialized international business courses. To gain cross-cultural competencies, students are required to complete an internationally-oriented minor in a language, regional studies or global logistics and transportation. Effective fall 2009, new students will complete a study abroad component. For more information and a list of minor options, see the International Business Major Requirements.
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Minors for International Business
International Business requires a specfic minor and foreign language. Please see International Business major requirements.