International Business Program Details

Is International Business for Me?

What Is International Business?

Let's face it, the world is becoming more and more globally focused every day.  With the influence of the internet, humans can connect with each other anywhere in the world.  If there was ever a time to study international business, that time is now.  Studying culture and the effect it has on purchasing decisions is insightful and ever-changing.

Why Major in International Business?

It’s marketable. As companies continue to expand their operations globally, there is a strong need in the market for cultural knowledge bearers - those who understand how the global marketplace works. Students who major in international business have a tough decision after graduation: what country do I want to work in?

It’s exciting. Imagine being in San Francisco one evening, Beijing the next, and a few days later in Brazil. This lifestyle is not uncommon for those who pursue a career in international business. The memories you make in this career field will last a lifetime.

It's diverse. Working in international business requires a diverse skill set. Some call these employees the “jack of all trades;” others call them “capable.” A diverse skill set is necessary to work with diverse people in a diverse setting.

Is International Business for Me?

Those who major in international business typically love to travel, have a passion for other cultures, and easily adapt. A willingness to travel and respect other cultures is needed; you are bringing together people from different cultures and teaching them how to work effectively, despite their differences. Here are a few skills and attributes that will benefit you if you choose to major in international business:

  • A sharp, analytical mind
  • An interest in learning a foreign language
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work easily adapt to new surroundings
  • A macro, big picture, perspective
  • Love for differences among people

Why Study International Business at JBU?

An International Business degree is a broad program of administrative and international studies designed to prepare you to function competently in international and multicultural business contexts. In addition to the campus curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in overseas study and international internships. This program is enhanced by JBU's rich tradition of international student diversity.

Click here for a list of course requirements: International Business Course Requirements