International Business Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • International Business

    The major program in International Business is designed to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to function in a high-level management position within a diverse multinational environment.

    Students will take courses in International Accounting, International Trade and Finance, Global Marketing, International Management, International Economic Systems, Global Strategic Planning, and the Cultural Environment of Business.

    Participants in the program will spend the spring semester, during the junior year, studying in Europe and immersing themselves in various European societies, ethnic backgrounds, and culture. In addition, the students will participate in planned field trips to multinational business organizations around Europe in order to meet with international business leaders and discuss with them the unique challenges associated with global business operations.

    Aims

    The International Business Major is designed to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to function in a high-level management position within a diverse multinational environment. Students will take courses in international accounting, international trade and finance, global marketing, international management, international economic systems, global strategic planning, and the cultural environment of business. Participants in the program will spend the spring semester of the junior year studying in Europe and immersing themselves in various European societies, ethnic backgrounds, and culture. In addition, the students will participate in planned field trips to multinational business organizations around Europe in order to meet with international business leaders and discuss with them the unique challenges associated with global business operations.

    Assessment Learning Goals

    The faculty of the Department of Business shall achieve all department goals in a manner that will promote the teachings of the Catholic Church and comports with the University mission:

    • To provide an understanding of the influence and impact of government policy changes to economic variables and the interpretation of economic indicators.
    • To provide an understanding of basic accounting principles that will enable students to interpret basic financial statements.
    • To develop critical thinking skills that will enable students to contribute to organizational success.

    Specific program goals (All will include the general department goals): The student should

    • Have an understanding of the essential terms, concepts and theories in relation to international business studies
    • Have the opportunity for an international experience
    • Be able to appreciate and interpret the cultural and economic differences between nations and regions operating on an international or global basis.
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