International Business

Course Information

Program Overview

Today’s markets are more interdependent and global than ever before. Assumption’s international business program offers core business courses complemented by Assumption’s strong offerings in the liberal arts, which extend from languages and literature to geography, philosophy, and political science. This valuable combination helps students gain the intense business knowledge and broad-based cultural awareness they need to work effectively in various environments with colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Other opportunities like study abroad and internship opportunities make international business an exciting study option. People with second language skills can leverage these skills in their career development.

Major

Assumption’s major in international business prepares students to succeed and excel in that increasingly global marketplace by developing a broad range of knowledge. The international business curriculum includes 8 or 9 business courses, 6 specific liberal arts courses (including 1 or 2 language courses), and 3 elective liberal arts courses that enhance your cultural literacy. This interdisciplinary program provides students with solid business background in accounting, marketing, and other topics, and in-depth study of international management, business strategy, Asian business practices, modern Europe, or the study of international relations.

Minor

To earn a minor in international business, students must take 7 business courses, including 1 management course, 1 marketing course, 1 accounting course and 4 electives. An international business minor studies the conduct of business across borders and develops the ability to create value internationally and complements a variety of liberal arts studies.

Internship Blogs

Dec 8, 2015
Being a quick change artist is very important when it comes to internships, jobs, and/or careers. When I started my internship at TCS in New York City I immediately was faced with change. First of all, I had only been to NYC twice before and knew close to no one in the city. Then, when I arrived at my internship I was informed that they had gotten approval for a consultant for the same job I was assigned. This meant half or more of the work I was supposed to be doing was no longer up for grabs. They said I would instead be working with social media, communications, and branding. My major is marketing, so I accepted this and took it head-on in order to improve my skills. This ended up working in my favor since I learned so much more than just marketing a sponsorship and a sporting event!
Dec 8, 2015
Throughout my experiences I have learned a lot about the Human Resources field in a Human Services organization. I also came to the conclusion that HR is where I would like to land after graduation!
Nov 30, 2015
My internship experience with the Leadership Through Service Program has taught me a great deal about program planning and development. I help students find their passions and then facilitate programs on how to be an agent for social change through our discussions and retreats. This program strives to enrich student leadership skills through service projects and community involvement.
Nov 24, 2015
Working at Country Junkie Nation has allowed me to execute the communication and marketing skills that I have leaned in my classes in a real world setting, and has also provided an in-depth look at an entrepreneurial setting. Working closely with the co-founders of the company allows me to bounce ideas off of them and receive immediate feedback. The open communication throughout the company has proven to be the perfect setting for advancing my skills.
Nov 16, 2015
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