International Business

Major: International Business
Program Director:
Glenna Dod Meyer  D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise
Academic Catalogue

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 in this major will be prepared to work for a multinational corporation in the United States or abroad or to pursue graduate studies in international business.

Graduates will have competency in:

  • A foreign language (Spanish or French)
  • Business, accounting, economics, and marketing
  • The functions and financial dimensions of business
  • Political science, to understand the political context of international business management
  • Ethics for understanding international environments
  • Socially responsible leadership
  • The high-level functional and cross-cultural skills to become effective managers on mulitnational enterprises
  • International awareness

For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

The Wesleyan international business major will have a combined competency in a modern foreign language (Spanish or French) along with economics, finance, marketing, management, accounting, political science, history, ethics and cultural awareness.

Many Wesleyan graduates enter the workforce with unique qualifications and have combined major and minor programs in ways that separate them from other job-seeking candidates. Anna Deckert '05, for example, graduated from Wesleyan College in 2005 with a double major in International Business and Spanish. She then began pursuing her master’s degree overseas.


Glenna MeyerGlenna Dod Meyer  D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise. B.S. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1965; M.A. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1968; Ed.D. (Business Education/Management) University of Southern Mississippi 1975. My primary research focuses on international business in Eastern Europe, gender issues in business communication, and marketing strategies for small businesses. Taylor 232.

Taylor, PhilPhilip Davis Taylor Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Economics,  Director of Graduate Business Programs. B.A. (Economics) University of North Carolina 1971; M.B.A. (Finance) University of North Carolina 1973; M.A., Ph.D. (Economics) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1989. My primary interests include the valuation of stocks and bonds and their derivative instruments and the impact of globalization on the financial institutions that trade these securities.
Taylor 217.

KelAnnKel-Ann Eyler Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S. (Accounting) University of Virginia 1977; M.P.A., Ph.D. (Accounting) Georgia State University 1990. My research interests are auditor judgment, accounting history, accounting ethics, international accounting, and gender issues in accounting. Taylor 216.

Kara KostiukKara Kostiuk, CPA Assistant Professor of Accounting. MAcc, Georgia College & State University; M.A. (Art History) Antioch University; B.A. (Studio Art) Denison University. My research interests include the psychological aspects of fraud and the economic implications of tax, accounting, and auditing regulatory updates. Taylor 215.