Major in International Business
Two recent graduates, Daniel Scott and Jourdyn Friend, start positions at Farm Credit of the Virginias after interning with the company.
Maggie Worku '07 double major, business and economics, has found rewarding work as a Transamerica executive, while traveling widely and beginning her own entrepreneurial import business.
Lydia Musselman, Lydia Chappell Deckert and Paul Johnson, students in Professor Roxy Kioko’s "Principles of Management" class at Eastern Mennonite University, tied in 37th place worldwide for the week of March 11-17 in GLO-BUS, a business simulation.
Fifty-one students participated in a field trip to Washington, DC to explore internship opportunities and meet with business leaders.
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. Add a concentration in finance to prepare for careers in banking, investment and financial analysis.
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