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As the world becomes more connected, the ability to understand business in an international context will have applications in a variety of for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other careers.

Why should I study international business?

Studying international business provides an interdisciplinary background to understanding how businesses compete in today's international business economy. You’ll see the broader connections between business transactions and how to best respond and capitalize on the challenges and opportunities that exist, considering the political, economic, legal, ethical, and cultural factors that arise in the international business environment.

What can I do with this degree?

  • Positions in business, government, and international agencies
  • International trade
  • Global business operations and planning
  • Industrial development
  • Lead global projects
  • Global administrative positions in international divisions of American companies.
  • Work abroad
  • Careers in the national or international government agencies concerned with international trade development
  • Development and establishment of international businesses

What skills will I develop?

  • Learn to navigate the global business environment
  • Understand trade regulations
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Systems and critical thinking
  • Strengthen proficiency skills in a second language
  • Evaluate business risks and opportunities

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Development of an integrated market entry plan
  • Work on the development of a “Country Notebook” International Marketing plan
  • Study abroad over interim or with one of our semester-long partners
  • An internship to connect classroom learning to practical experience

Academic Plans and Courses

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Upcoming Events

SEPT 25 2017

BethelBiz Mentorship Kick-Off Event

6 p.m. The Underground

BethelBiz mentees will have a meal and meet their mentors for the year!

SEPT 26 2017

Owning It: Money and Power for Young Women

5 p.m. CC 430

Open to all female students, particularly freshmen: Enjoy a free meal and learn about investment management.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

10 a.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

1 p.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

Program Features

Bethel Business and Economics Association

Students in the Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) gain the training, skills, and networking opportunities important to success in the workplace.

Accredited by the ACBSP

Bethel's Department of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

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BethelBiz is a network that will connect you to fellow alumni, inspire you to pursue excellence in the workplace, and challenge you to become a faithful leader in your community.

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