International business touches us in many ways in our everyday lives. The clothes we wear, the products we buy and the technologies we use come to us from around the globe. The economic and business decisions made by businesses and governments around the world have a profound impact on us. In today’s interconnected world, it is essential for our business students to be trained to work in an environment that requires the knowledge and skills of doing business globally, this program provides you with a competitive advantage. If you are a student in the College of Business, you are also strongly encouraged to consider a double major in a functional business area such as Management, Marketing, Accounting or Finance.
Off campus and across continents
Through our international business education program, students have the opportunity to study business courses abroad in 13 countries. Still not enough? Juniors and seniors can gain firsthand experience with a company’s international business operations through our international internship programs.
Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This mark of quality is achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world.
Prepare for success
Business students are required to complete the Student Professional Development Program which consists of four workshops: Becoming a Business Professional, Professional Appearance, Developing Your Professional Profile, and Professional Etiquette.
Networking is the essence of international business. UW-Eau Claire students can join AIESEC, a student association with 50,000 members in 87 countries at 800 universities that offer opportunities for students and recent grads to develop leadership skills for a global society.
Fostering links between business and education
UW-Eau Claire business students have access to The Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association (NWITA), which is a non-profit membership organization committed to expanding the knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade in northern Wisconsin and the surrounding regions.
For many college graduates, an international career represents images of a fast paced life filled with glamour and intrigue associated with living outside of the United States. Entry level positions in international business for recent college graduates are often in locations within the United States; mid-level positions often involve travel to other countries. Employees with the most experience or skills receive the overseas assignments.
• multinational corporations
• international trade and
• non-profit and humanitarian
• government agencies
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In the senior capstone course, Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment, students run a global digital camera company in a head-to-head competition again companies managed by students in their class section using Glo-Bus, a course wide computer simulation.
In Marketing Management, student teams learn how to start and manage entrepreneurial firms in the global marketplace by competing in the Global Marketplace Business Strategy Competition, a 10-week internet-based computer simulation. UW-Eau Claire teams compete at the most difficult level and have finished ahead of teams from universities around the world!