Major in International Business
Fifty-one students participated in a field trip to Washington, DC to explore internship opportunities and meet with business leaders.
Eastern Mennonite University senior Austin Hart works with his internship supervisor, Brendon Miller, director of development and communications at Washington Area Community Investment Fund. Hart's internship was part of the Washington Community Scholars Center program.
Business acumen, marketing, negotiation and HR smarts have come in handy dealing with releases, free agency and contracts during 17 seasons of professional baseball for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz '02, now with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Eastern Mennonite University alumnus Isaac Wyse has led revenue operations at YpItData since 2016. The company analyzes and aggregates data about publicly traded companies such as Expedia, Groupon, Netflix and eBay, among others.
Ashley Heavener '10 is an auditor at Kearney & Company, an accounting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, that serves the federal government.
Our program in international business will prepare you for a management career in the international environment. This 60 SH major is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach – an understanding of social structure, language, religion, and culture (in addition to a wide range of business skills) are essential to the success of the international business.
Real-world internships and careers
EMU business majors Nick Miller, Josh Mann and Sam Buck saw Europe through a business perspective when they spent a semester with the International Business Institute. They toured major EU corporations and agencies, like the European Central Bank, and learned what daily life is like for business managers and entrepreneurs in Europe.
And international business graduates like Eric Reinford, who now works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions, are working to effect global change in the business world.
Life in another culture
The major requires foreign language competency through the intermediate level.
International business majors are also required to take part in a semester-long cross-cultural experience in order to develop skills in cross-cultural understanding, living and communication or an alternative program like the International Business Institute, a summer-long program of formal business study in Europe.
Other options are the business track of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Costa Rica study program and the Brethren Colleges Abroad programs, which focuses on language study in a variety of locations throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. Learn more about these opportunities