International Business Major
As businesses and organizations navigate the complexities of globalization and adapt to sweeping ethnographic shifts here in the United States, they are on the lookout for business professionals who can cater to a multicultural and multinational customer base. Stonehill's International Business program can help you capitalize on that demand.
Whether profit, non-profit or governmental organizations, employers want individuals who can
- Succeed in assignments abroad
- Interact with multinational counterparts located in other regions of the world from a domestic base
- Manage the interaction with the multicultural domestic population here
Those multicultural domestic populations, which have become such a powerful force in our economy, bring with them their culture, history, arts, customs and religions. As a result, their expectations on the delivery of goods and services require uniquely developed business skills along with broad cultural awareness.
Building on Stonehill's liberal arts foundation, the International Business Program provides the flexibility to study international concepts by taking courses outside of the business department. You can choose from a variety of course offerings including: Cultural Anthropology, International Economics, World History, International Organizations and State Building, and more. It is a synergistic collaboration of great benefit to International Business graduates. The growth of our culture and our economy will come in large part from globalization and students with the broadest exposure to this new paradigm are the ones who are best position for success.
A Potent Merger of Business Acumen and Liberal Arts Perspective
In your second year in the program, you become eligible to join a Sophomore Learning Community that connects an introductory course in a business concentration with an Arts and Science course. This unique approach expands the student's level of interdisciplinary understanding and creates a platform to accelerate learning in the student's major discipline.
A recent example is a learning community titled "Women's Global Issues", exploring women's issues in a global context through Gender Studies and Communication and International Business courses.
To review International Business program requirements and course offerings, please visit our course catalog (Hill Book).
Professor Jennifer A. Swanson
Office: Stanger 204