International Business

International business workers are the compelling public faces of their companies. They help organizations make commercial transactions between two or more regions, they strategize and implement growth plans internationally and they act with knowledge, elegance and cultural sensitivity to facilitate deals and transactions that benefit both parties.

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

Gain International Exposure

Six Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #1

Gain International Exposure

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

Become an Effective Leader

Six Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #2

Become an Effective Leader

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

Change Lives

Six 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).

Build a Business

Six Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #4

Build a Business

Write a real, viable business plan and present it to a panel of professionals for evaluation in your capstone class.

Learn from the Best

Six Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #5

Learn from the Best

Learn from professors who have real-world experience all over the world and teach the complexity of the international and multicultural business environment with real-life application.

Earn an MBA

Six Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #6

Earn an MBA

Choose a curriculum track that gets you a B.S. in Business and a masters in business administration in just five years.

Randall Waldron

Faculty Profile

Randall Waldron

Soderquist Chair and Professor of Economics and International Business

Waldron is an economist with a passion for all things international. A Fulbright Scholar with experience in China and throughout Asia, Waldron came to JBU in 2012 after 18 years at the University of South Dakota. He loves to travel, especially in the developing world.

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Northwestern University

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Kai Togami

Faculty Profile

Kai Togami

Department Head, Graduate Business
Professor of International Business

M.S., Illinois State University
B.S., Wheaton College

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Joe Walenciak

Faculty Profile

Joe Walenciak

Professor of Business

During his time at JBU, Walenciak has led several Guatemala and other international studies programs. He has also been 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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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.