International Business major
Noah Dahllof, a business administration major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), got a behind-the-scenes taste this summer of the economy’s circulatory system – shipping. Dahllof was an operations intern at Trinity Logistics, where he coordinated deliveries of freight all over the country.
Junior Zach Wheeler (left) found a job opportunity with Steven Toyota after a Business 101 field trip. The dealership also employs senior Zehi Salehi, the buying center manager and a five-year employee, as well as Tristan Childress '19, a sales and leasing consultant.
Tiffany Heishman, double major in accounting and business administration, hopes to combine her love of agriculture and farming with her business and accounting degrees to provide accounting services to farmers.
Jason Berg '01, CEO of Pixo, addresses students in Professor Andy Miller's introduction to business course as the Longacre Seminar speaker.
A successful management career in the international environment requires not just business skills, but also broad understanding of culture, social structure, language and religion.
EMU's 60 semester hours program in international business takes an interdisciplinary approach that will grow your capacity for investing in the common good across a variety of contexts.
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 European Union 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 are working to effect global change in the business world. He works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions.
Get involved with the EMU Center for Innovation and Leadership (CIL) to launch your innovative ideas for business, engineering, creative design and leadership.
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 intercultural experience in order to develop skills in intercultural 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.