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.

Change the World

Five Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #1

Change the World

Impact lives by using international business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need overseas, through ENACTUS and JBU missions programs.

Become an Effective Leader

Five 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 biblical models to develop servant leaders for the workplace.

Learn from the Best

Five Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #3

Learn from the Best

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

See the World

Five Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #4

See the World

Gain international experience while meeting with international business leaders and financial experts to learn strategies for success in the global economy through the JBU College of Business study trips.

Take the Fast Track to Earning an MBA

Five Reasons to Study International Business at JBU

Reason #5

Take the Fast Track to Earning an MBA

Choose a curriculum track that gets you a bachelor's degree in Business and a master's in business administration in just five years.

Kai Togami

Faculty Profile

Kai Togami

Department Head, Graduate Business
Professor of International Business

"Welcome to the new marketspace where opportunity is endless and adventure is a daily occurrence. In JBU's International Business program, you will develop your global mindset alongside your professors and peers." As a former member of Walmart's Global Organizational Effectiveness team, Togami knows how to teach teams to work together and create positive change in their companies and he brings that knowledge to the classroom.

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

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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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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.