International Business

International business is designed to prepare students to function in international and multicultural business contexts. Courses like business ethics, finance, marketing and management challenge students to learn foundational principles while they gain professional experience through foreign language classes, study abroad trips and international internships.

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Students and professors share what makes JBU's international business program unique.

Become an Effective Leader

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #1

Become an Effective Leader

Earn a minor in leadership through JBU’s co-curricular institute that combines the study of practical leadership skills with an exploration of biblical leadership to develop servant leaders for the workplace.

Build a Business

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #2

Build a Business

In their capstone course, teams of business majors write a real, viable business plan and present it to a panel of professionals for evaluation.

Change Lives

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #3

Change Lives

Use international business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need overseas through ENACTUS (Entrepreneurs in Action).

Compete for Cash

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #4

Compete for Cash

Students can present their capstone business plans in the Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Earn an MBA

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #5

Earn an MBA

JBU College of Business has developed a specific curriculum track that gets you a B.S. in Business and an masters in business administration in five years.

Gain International Exposure

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #6

Gain International Exposure

Meet with Chinese business leaders or Brazilian financial experts to learn international business strategies for success in a global economy.

Learn from the Best

Seven Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #7

Learn from the Best

JBU’s business professors have real-world experience all over the world and teach the complexity of the international and multicultural business environment with real-life application.

Eva Fast

Faculty Profile

Eva Fast

Assistant Professor of Business

Fast encourages students to develop their gifts. She and her student teams received top awards at the Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition. She enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures.

M.B.A., John Brown University
B.S., John Brown University

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Joe Walenciak

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Joe Walenciak

Professor of Business

During his time at JBU, Walenciak has been very involved in Enactus and has seen his JBU teams achieve a “top four” ranking in the USA twice.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University

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Ryan Ladner

Faculty Profile

Ryan Ladner

Associate Professor of Marketing

Ladner left his corporate job to pursue his passion of teaching, integrating the practical and theoretical. Married with two children, he enjoys playing intramurals.

D.B.A., George Fox University
M.A., Liberty University
M.B.A., Mississippi College
B.S.B.A, University of Southern Mississippi

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Alumni Profile

Cesia Melendez '15

Cesia Melendez became the first JBU student invited to attend the South American Business Forum, an international conference for university students in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The three-day conference included 100 handpicked university students and current business, political and academic leaders who discussed sustainable development in South America. Melendez is a Guatemalan Walton Scholar and a triple major at JBU.