Are graduate studies available for this program? No
Can you major in this program? Yes
Can you minor in this program? No
Emphasis within the major: cultural, professional and linguistic proficiency
Popular second majors: finance, modern languages and literatures, political science
This major prepares students for careers in firms doing business across national borders.
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Does working overseas appeal to you? Are you a leader comfortable with making decisions? Stetson University's international business program prepares students for leadership and managerial roles in companies working across national borders. The program's goal is to develop students' ability to think creatively, analytically and ethically in dynamic global environments.
What makes the program distinctive?
The Stetson University international business program is a three-pronged major that requires:
- proficiency in a second language,
- cultural proficiency in a geographic area of interest (consistent with the student's language study), and
- technical competence in international business skills.
To help students achieve excellence, the program requires an approved international study or work experience, and, in fact, two such experiences are encouraged.
Experiential learning methods are a hallmark of the department. Faculty members use problem-solving projects, case studies, team exercises, class discussions and contemporary training methods so students can learn to succeed in the face of cross-cultural management challenges.
Academics and Research
Facilities and opportunities
The international business major is housed within the management department of the School of Business Administration in the Lynn Business Center. The program provides students with opportunities to study abroad and work abroad.
Awards and Recognition
The international business program's interdisciplinary nature includes faculty from many different academic areas. The program director is:
- Carolyn B. Mueller, Ph.D., University of South Carolina; international and strategic management, cross-cultural management, short-term study abroad programs
Students are encouraged to take part in the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), which provides funding for equipment, room and board, and travel.
Undergraduate awards and honors
Students have the opportunity to receive the Business School Foundation Award for Achievement in International Business.
Beyond the Classroom
Students must either study or complete an internship in a country where they can gain proficiency in the foreign language they have chosen to study. International Business students receive credit for completing an approved internship. Stetson faculty members maintain contacts with many firms and nonprofit organizations to help secure internship opportunities for students.
Employees who have an understanding of international business dynamics are in demand. Skills in problem solving, interpersonal relations and leading change give International Business graduates an edge in building careers in a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail firms, consulting services, technology and government.