Career Concentration in International Business
The globalization of the world's economy is a reality. The 100 largest industrial corporations are represented by a variety of countries and regions of the world. Many U.S. corporations derive most of their profits from international operations and multinational corporations operate without clear ties or obligations to any one country. World trade, finance and currency flows are guided by the WTO, the decisions of the G-7 and the IMF. Business is conducted in many languages and disputes are resolved in many transnational forums. As a result, future business leaders in all fields must possess the knowledge and business tools to participate successfully in this international and multicultural environment.
The career concentration in international business requires the completion of 18 credit hours of related course work plus demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language (which may be English for international students for whom English is a second or foreign language). The career concentration is an interdisciplinary program designed to assist students develop appropriate skills and knowledge to prepare for their entry into and mobility within professions or careers related to international business. Completion of the concentration will be recognized on the student's official transcript.