Global experience is increasingly important in the business world today and companies are looking for employees who have a global perspective, understand our interconnection with other countries and are able to negotiate with people from other cultures. Our International Business degree has distinct components that give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to succeed in today’s global market. Our selective program accepts top students who will thrive in an exciting and challenging classroom environment. We provide many departmental opportunities for students to get involved and prepare for the future.
In addition to core Business courses in accounting, marketing, finance, economics and management, your International Business program will include a combination of business studies, foreign culture and international interaction classes. Some of the courses you may take to complete your degree include:
BA 258 - Global Business Negotiations
FIN 327 - International Financial Management
BA 337 - International Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
EC 307 - International Economics
PS 245 - NCH International Relations or PS 150 – Comparative Politics
BA 497 - International Business Seminar
In addition to courses specific to the major, students will be required to complete modern language course requirements. For complete course information for our international business degree, please view our course catalog.
Become Proficient in a Modern Language
Those who pursue this degree must choose a language concentration. Students will spend a semester or even a year abroad to polish their language skills. Our students may choose one of the following languages:
Study Abroad & Complete Our Innovative Curriculum
To complete our International Business degree, you must participate in a study abroad experience. Through our program, you’ll have the ability to concentrate in a business area of your choice such as Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Economics or Management. No matter what area that you choose to focus on, you'll gain an understanding of the history, economic and political systems of different cultures and master the skills to interact and negotiate effectively in the global community.
Benefit from Mentorship Experiences
As an International Business major, you’ll be mentored by an executive in your area of interest. Our selective program allows our students to develop close relationships with our faculty and members of the International Business Advisory Board. These interactions provide excellent networking opportunities for our students throughout their time at Etown and beyond. Our Advisory Board members have offered numerous internship and full time job opportunities to our students.
Gain Hands-On Experience with Real-World Projects
Through your studies, you will complete an approved internship and participate in real-world projects and hands-on activities for multinational companies. In our finance lab, you’ll interact with the real business world while working with real-time global commerce data. You will work with faculty advisors on research projects and have the opportunity to present your research at national and international conferences as well as publication of your work in reputable academic journals.
We have a strong connection with our Business department alumni and businesses in the local community and provide a number of networking opportunities for our students throughout the year. These networks also help our students to gain internship placements and jobs after graduation.
IB Alumni Ambassadors
Our faculty and curriculum work together to provide you with essential global business management skills, so you’ll be prepared for any position in any location around the world after graduation. Our active alumni network is available to our students to assist with mentorship and career exploration.
Our Alumni Network
At Etown, you will learn about International Business management in our new finance lab in the Hoover Center for Business. Our professors will help you to interact with real businesses while working with real-time global commerce data. Our goal is to prepare every student completing the International Business degree for any position anywhere in the world after graduation. That’s why we require our students to participate in a study abroad experience and work on real projects for multinational companies. These opportunities allow our students to engage with global business strategies in a foreign country before they graduate, giving them an advantage over their peers from other colleges and universities.
Graduate School Preparedness
Upon graduating, our International Business majors have moved on to positions and top companies or to graduate MBA programs such as:
Schools and Universities:
Our alumni work in various fields at firms such as: