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Intenational Business Studies
What is the International Business Studies major all about?
International Business Studies is a collaborative major offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics in conjunction with the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The International Business Studies major is designed to prepare students to live and conduct business effectively in a particular region of the world. With an equal emphasis on business and international studies, including advanced language training, students learn to apply principles from all business areas to a region of the world in the native language.
How do I prepare for a career in International Business?
International Business Studies majors may choose among six languages, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. Their international studies curriculum also includes appropriate regional courses in Anthropology, Art History, Geography, History, International Relations, Philosophy, and Political Science. This curriculum helps you build a strong understanding of the social and cultural background for international business. The business curriculum includes all of the core requirements of the other Business Administration and Finance Department majors plus a set of major courses which focuses on international business. Two requirements set the International Business Studies major apart from other business programs: 1) advanced language proficiency and 2) a semester abroad in a region of interest.
Where will the International Business Studies road take me?
The International Business Studies major new as of Fall 2006. We anticipate employers will include multinational corporations, such as DuPont, MBNA and W. L. Gore & Associates, who hire other business majors from the Alfred Lerner College, as well as foreign-based companies that have operations in the U. S., such as AstraZeneca, Nestle and Sony.
Is International Business Studies right for you?
If you enjoy living and working in a different culture, speaking a different language, and interacting with people from other regions of the world, then International Business Studies is the major for you.
For more information about the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES MAJOR see the Business Administration Section of the university catalogue.