Whether you are preparing for a business career in the U.S. or abroad, you will be part of the global economy. Understanding the dynamics of overseas business cultures and dealing with international issues is the key to success in many fields. Through the International Business major, you’ll gain a solid business foundation strengthened by insight into the multinational elements of business practice, including communication, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
Why Choose International Business?
The University is accredited by AACSB International, the world’s leading accrediting body for business schools. With the use of elective courses, International Business majors can dual major Finance or Marketing, to give you unparalleled flexibility when it comes to internship and career opportunities. You may also distinguish yourself as a member of the Global Scholars Program in which you will have opportunities to study and/or work abroad through short-term or semester-long programs sponsored by the College of Business.
What Will You Study?
International businesses need highly trained professionals with knowledge of all aspects of global enterprise. In our interdisciplinary major, you will take a common core of business courses enhanced by courses with an international focus. You will broaden your worldview through courses in International Management, Multinational Marketing, and International Finance and gain multicultural perspectives in liberal arts courses such as International Communication. You may also gain a competitive advantage through accelerated study in the Five-year Bachelor/MBA or Master of Science in Organizational Leadership programs. A legal degree can open additional doors through the pursuit of our 3+3 law program.
The growth of international business has contributed to an increased demand for globally savvy management analysts, logistics consultants, and many other occupations across a variety of industries. These include multinational companies, U.S. firms doing business abroad, non-U.S. firms doing business domestically, government agencies, international trade or commerce associations, and industry-specific international trade associations. International Business students and alumni have secured employment in companies such as TEKsystems, Newell Rubbermaid, Metrolexis Law Group, and Yankee Candle.
Clubs & Organizations
International Business students may have interests in: Alpha Lambda Delta (First-year honor society), Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional business fraternity), and Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor Society). Many of our students also participate in varsity and intramural sports, special interest groups, and student government.
All international business faculty members bring active regional, national, and international consulting experience to the classroom. They are involved in research, publish in national and international journals, and present their work at conferences. Their prime focus is teaching and mentoring you. Many lead international travel courses during the summer that focus on aspects of international commerce or marketing to such destinations as the Czech Republic or Peru.
The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.
Unique Learning Opportunities
Internships and Field Work
On campus, you will help host and network with international business professionals at the International Business Breakfast Series. You will complete an internship with a business enterprise or government agency that engages in international activities. You'll also have opportunities to study and/or work abroad through short-term or semester-long programs sponsored by the College of Business with organizations like CISabroad, ThinkGlobal Incorporated, the American Red Cross, Baystate Health, Global Language Network, MassMutual Financial Group, Simon and Schuster, and The International Language Institute of Massachusetts.
The SAP Certification Advantage
SAP, the Enterprise software, is part of our core Business Education of how today's businesses are run. SAP is used by companies such as SunPower for Talent Management, San Francisco 49ers to enhance fan experience, and Proctor & Gamble for Real-Time Analytics. Students receive SAP certification, which expands career options.
Study Abroad: View Business From a Global Perspective
Today’s competitive workforce needs business professionals who think from a global perspective. The College of Business will help you to become a student of world economies and cultures while making valuable contributions in your explorations. Whether you participate in a faculty-led summer seminar course or spend a semester at an international university, the experience will broaden your horizons and help you compete in the global landscape.