International Business

At Wesleyan, we are intent on educating the next generation of female world leaders.

Global business is expanding and creating a need for managers who are well-versed in international business. A quality degree can be an important springboard for individuals who are interested in securing a position within the global business market. Students develop competency in a modern foreign language; gain foundations of basic understanding of cultures; and focus on specific functional areas of business: accounting, marketing, management, economics, ethics, and finance.

Students who pursue a major in international business will be prepared to be effective in the international environment, with knowledge of the culture, language, business, and political affairs of other countries. Graduates will be prepared to work for multinational corporations in the United States and abroad or to pursue graduate studies.

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International business majors begin their college career by gaining a strong foundation in the basic areas of fine arts, humanities, science, math, and social and behavioral sciences. They specialize in a functional area of business and gain experience in the real world through a domestic or international internship.

Students work on team projects to solve real-world business problems with peers who are from a variety of countries. Observing how others view the world contributes to an end solution with a variety of perspectives.

 

 

Outside The Classroom

To promote entrepreneurship and business career opportunities for women, Wesleyan's business department sponsors lectures, research, conference, and seminars with many featuring prominent business and government leaders. These activities provide students the opportunity to discuss significant issues and experiences with successful women from the business community. Study abroad semesters fit into the major’s curriculum as programs in Korea, Ireland, and Spain offer business courses which satisfy required courses in the business major.

 

 

Wesleyan Women who studied IB

Brittany Pye in Paris

Brittany Pye ’16

Before she graduated, Brittany secured a job working on audits for government and nonprofit organizations as a staff accountant at Mauldin & Jenkins in Atlanta. As an accounting, international business, and international relations triple major, Brittany hopes to work with international organizations in the future.

Alumnae BETTY LO ’95 smiles for the camera

BETTY LO ’95

Betty serves as vice president of community alliances and consumer engagement for the global information and measurement company Nielsen. At Wesleyan she earned her degree as the college’s first self-designed major that included international business, political science, and modern languages. Betty earned her EMBA from Emory University.

 

Wesleyan International Business Majors have studied at graduate schools around the world:

Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, Yale University, Harvard University, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Moscow State University, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, London School of Economics, the Max Planck Institute in Germany 

Graduates of the business administration program at Wesleyan have gone to work for major local employers GEICO, Robins Air Force Base, Medical Center-Navicent Health, Georgia Power; national investment firms Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones, Ameriprise Financial; and global financial organizations NASDAQ and MGIMO.

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Of the student population at Wesleyan is international

30

Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

81%

Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields

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