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.  

Major: International Business
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work in student teams

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. 

International Relations students work on project at table together.


Wesleyan Women In International Relations Careers

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 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.



Harvard University, Georgia Tech, Villanova University, Emory University, University of Denver, American University, London School of Economics, Institute for Graduate Studies in Geneva, Institut d'études politiques de Paris


Great career options Gfor international business majors:

Import/Export Business, Marketing, Data Analysis, Social Media Expert, Management Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Financial Analyst, Economist, and Policy Analyst.


Kara Kostiuk
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Megan McMahon
Assistant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Glenna Dod Meyer
Prof. of Free Enterprise & Professional Studies (478) 757-5182 Profile
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