Undergraduate Major

International Business

Here, you will learn the skills to compete not only in business, but in the global marketplace.

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Program Overview

Ready to launch your career in the global marketplace?

In our international business program, you'll start with a foundation of small, interactive classes to help you navigate the business world and master foreign languages, politics, and cultures. Then, our professors connect you with study abroad opportunities and internships in cities around the world. These experiences outside of the classroom allow you to thrive in global economies and easily cross cultures. You’ll graduate with a global mindset – ready to take on the world.

The School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.

 

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The international business program ensures that all graduates have the skills to communicate in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will have a resume distinguished by global experiences, language immersion and leadership skills.

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Mission of the School of Business Administration

We prepare students for successful careers and leadership positions in business. We provide a challenging educational environment that promotes lifelong professional and personal growth through service and experiential learning. Our commitment to diversity and ethics inspires our students, faculty, and staff to become proactive and socially responsible citizens. We value scholarship and generate knowledge that is valuable to our professional and business community. We embrace the interests of our stakeholders and engage them in our programs and activities.

Learning Goals & Objectives

Knowledge

SBA students will demonstrate the knowledge that is appropriate to the business discipline.

a) Core business disciplines – Students will demonstrate proficiency in accounting, business law, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and quantitative analysis.

Leadership

SBA students will apply leadership skills in the development of business decisions.

a) Collaboration – Through teamwork, students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others to accomplish tasks that lead to decisions.

b) Communication of ideas – Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver business information with regard to audience and setting.

Application of Concepts and Technologies

SBA students will be competent in the application of core business concepts and technologies.

a) Critical thinking – Through course assignments, students will demonstrate the ability to effectively incorporate both qualitative and quantitative methods in the development of business solutions.

b) Technology – Students will use the appropriate technology in the analysis and development of business solutions.

Social Responsibility

SBA students will utilize social responsibility principles in decision making.

a) Diversity and Multicultural Issues - Students recognize the complexity and interconnectedness of diverse or international groups of businesses, people, and societies through participation in exercises designed to showcase these issues.

b) Ethics and Social Awareness Issues - Students will recognize the ethical, social, and environmental impact of business decisions through participation in exercises designed to showcase these issues.

Enhance your bachelor's degree in international business by minoring in a modern language. You'll discover the many possibilities around the world for those who study another language.

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Students studying accounting, economics, or other business degrees often see the value in an international business minor. It ensures they understand the global economy and have the skills to conduct business in any culture.

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Prepare for rapid career growth by completing two degrees in five years. When you graduate, you’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in business analytics and a master’s degree in one of several graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.

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Program Highlights

Our international business program provides students with the skills the global marketplace demands.

100%

of undergraduate students who participate in a co-op receive job offers

92%

of undergraduates surveyed after graduation are employed or pursuing a graduate degree

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Engage in Real-World Learning

When you graduate, you won't just start your career. You'll continue the work you've been doing all along. Through internships and co-op opportunities, you will apply what you've learned in class to solve real business problems and get your foot in the door for future job opportunities.

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Professional Insights

From day one, you'll learn from industry-shaping faculty who are willing to share their connections to help you land your dream job. They'll invite you to networking events and bring industry leaders to campus. You can count on them.

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Experience the World

Prepare to lead the global economy by diving into new cultures. Our students seamlessly integrate their coursework with opportunities to travel abroad, either for a full semester or on shorter trips led by our faculty. We have global partners around the world and hubs in Costa Rica and China.

Once you're back home, you'll realize the skills you learned abroad are in high demand in the business world.

Faculty

Our faculty are committed to the professional and personal success of every student, offering consistent mentorship, feedback, and support.

Yamuna Baburaj
Assistant Professor

"I want to inspire students to see the world from a global perspective. Business students, in particular, need to be aware of the opportunities that open up when they learn a new language or immerse themselves in a culture that is different from their own."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Students like you have graduated from our international business program and accepted positions with organizations around the country and world. By making connections and gaining real-world experience, you’ll put yourself in a position to join them.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • Boeing
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • UPS
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Marriott
  • Comcast
  • PayPal
  • Walt Disney

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Global supply manager
  • Trade specialist
  • Import/export coordinator
  • Financial/management analyst
  • Human resources manager

Related Fields

  • International Relations
  • Global Logistics
  • International Finance
  • Management

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