Study Abroad & Innovative Curriculum
As an International Business student, you have the opportunity to study not just business, but explore business in a global market. More and more business is expanding into the global sphere, so we make it our commitment to prepare our students to interact and negotiate with others in a global community.
To prepare our students for such an incredible step into the competitive international business world, we have a rigorous nationally recognized program meant to challenge our students. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide our students the opportunity to build a solid foundation for applying their skills both in class and after graduation.
At E-town, we have five concentrations where you can focus your studies in order to best prepare yourself for the career of your choice after graduation:
Along the way, we provide our students with mentors working in the field they are interested in. These international business executives provide invaluable support and advice for students moving into this global market. Often these mentors can be the foot in the door students need to land internships while here at E-town, and after graduation to get the job of their dreams.
The Department of Business works very closely with the Department of Modern Languages to allow our students to gain an understanding of different cultures and master skills needed to interact and negotiate effectively in the global community. International Business majors are required to take a foreign language and participate in at least one study abroad opportunity.
Studying abroad allows our students to prepare for a life working and living among people from different cultures. Studying abroad allows you to study the language, culture, and history of another country, but as an International Business student you will have the opportunity to practice your business skills while abroad too.
International Business students can choose from all five different languages offered at E-town: Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese. The program requires that you gain proficiency in one of these languages, which will broaden both in-demand hard skills, such as language proficiency, but also soft skills such as cultural awareness and sensitivity. To both hone language skills and gain cultural awareness, you’ll spend at least a semester abroad in a language-relevant country. For example, if you’re studying German, you can spend a semester in Brussels, Austria or Germany. Upon returning, you’ll take an oral proficiency test.
If you’re looking for more international experience in addition to your semester abroad, there are plenty of short term study abroad options targeted directly for business students that allow you to travel abroad while still earning course credits. Students can travel to Brussels, Prague, Beijing, or Bangladesh. Students can also choose to stay in the US and travel to Washington DC for a few weeks at the Washington Institute.
We’re proud to say our faculty in the Department of Business are fluent in eight languages between them, and boast a diverse major as well. In fact, about 25 percent of International Business students hail from outside the United States. They bring their perspectives and experiences to the program in a unique way.
For international students looking to apply to the International Business major, the additional language requirement in some cases may be waived. For more information regarding admission to the major, and accommodations for international students, please contact program advisor Hossein Varamini.