Join the global marketplace long before you graduate. Develop and enhance your cultural competencies by working on a global virtual team, in addition to spending a semester abroad. Acquire skills that enable you to be adaptable and flexible to successfully engage in business across borders, in diverse cultures and distinct economies. Deepen your knowledge of the arts, history and traditions of other countries, while becoming proficient in one or more world languages.
The International Business major will provide you with the business acumen, cross-cultural awareness and international experiences required to function effectively in a complex global business environment. It emphasizes the acquisition of business knowledge and the development of international skills through hands-on learning and experiential activities, including studying abroad, international internships, and participation on global virtual teams. Coursework includes the common business core, an introduction to international business, an international focus on trade, in addition to a functional area course in global finance, marketing or economics.
The strong liberal arts and sciences requirements include an intermediate level world language proficiency, complemented by elective courses that expose students to the cultural heritage, diversity, history, religion, communication, environmental, political and other aspects of doing business across borders, with both a regional and global lens. It is required that students combine the International Business major with a second major or minor in World Languages to give them the breadth and the depth to compete in the global workforce.
International Business majors are required to complete at least one internship for academic credit through BUS 3985. Examples of internships students have completed include operations for DHL, B2B for Wayfair, research analyst for Argus Research Company and strategic technologies at Microsoft.
Elon International Business alumni work for employers such as Boeing, Bloomberg, Lenovo, Marriott International, PNC Financial Services, PwC, SAP, Staples and Under Armour, Inc.