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, where it is essential for business professionals to have the specialized knowledge and skills to do business globally, this program provides you with a competitive advantage.
All students pursuing the international business major gain proficiency in a foreign language and complete either a study abroad experience or an international internship. Our students have completed internships in Great Britain, India, Germany and China, and they can select from business-specific study abroad programs in 19 different countries.
Business students have special, faculty-led international immersion opportunities during the summer and winter interim periods. During Winterim, students can participate in a two-week introduction to the business culture of China at Jinan University, Zhuhai campus. During the summer, students can spend two weeks in India exploring the cities of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The program covers topics related to the business, economy, politics, society, religion, history and culture in India.
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
Students get the most from their College of Business experience through the resources offered by our nationally recognized Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment (CADE). CADE professionals also lead students through the Student Professional Development Program, a graduation requirement for all business majors, which gives them a competitive edge with training on networking, interviewing, career development and business etiquette.
Networking is the essence of international business. UW-Eau Claire students can join AIESEC, a student association with members in more than 113 members countries. AIESEC offers opportunities for students and recent grads to develop leadership skills for a global society.
• Business Communication
• Leadership Studies
• International Business
• Information Systems
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For many college graduates, an international career means a fast-paced life outside the U.S. filled with glamour and intrigue. However, entry-level positions in international business for recent college graduates are often in locations within the U.S.; 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
• government agencies
Department contact information
Dr. Kristy Lauver
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 against companies managed by students in their class section and students around the world using Glo-Bus, a course-wide computer simulation.
In the Marketing Management course, 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!