The major in International Business focuses on issues impacting both domestic and multinational corporations such as the structuring of international business transactions and production, the importance of supra-national governance (such as regional trade agreements and international organizations,) and theories of managing, financing, and marketing across cultures and environments. Students completing the major will be well prepared for additional international business studies at graduate or professional school. The major will also provide a strong foundation for careers that have an international focus.
The international majors in the Stead Department of Business Administration and Economics allow students interested in international issues to concentrate their studies on courses that include theories, concepts, and models helpful in understanding the complex international environment. In addition to courses in business and/or economics, the majors require study of a foreign language and either study-abroad experience or a significant project focused on an international topic.
Students who want to study business and/or economics and who also plan to study abroad, either for a semester or May Term, may find this major attractive. Interested students who want to learn more about these majors should meet with a faculty member in the Business Administration and Economics Department.