International Business

School of Business
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OVERVIEW

Today's businesses benefit from leaders who have the skills and sensitivities for understanding, appreciating and working in a complex and ever-changing global society.

Baldwin Wallace's international business major is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you for a business environment that is increasingly multinational and multicultural.

Through our program, you'll learn to apply analytical thinking, innovative practices and creative problem-solving techniques to managing real-world issues and opportunities.

Well respected in the business community, a BW degree is a marketable career choice. BW alumni can be found at multinational firms located in Cleveland and in the U.S.

Baldwin Wallace faculty members are scholars and practitioners. Their professional insights are derived from decades of corporate, government and nonprofit experience that is national and international in scope.

Built into the program is a required study abroad or internship component. You can gain a firsthand look at other cultures and intern at leading corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations located in nearby Cleveland and beyond.

BW's Center for Innovation and Growth, Business Clinic, Blackstone LaunchPad and student-led organizations complement your studies and provide outstanding skill building and networking opportunities.

Business Grads Get Jobs
Over 90 percent of BW graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduation. Many have multiple offers from prospective employers prior to graduation.

Enriching BW's International Presence
A new BW partnership with LADO Enterprises, Inc. will enrich the campus with an even greater international, intercultural presence. The partnership unites BW and LADO in welcoming international students to campus for classes in English as a Second Language.

Business Honors Track
With a focus on sustainability, ethical business practices and leadership development, the Business Honors Track enables students to complete courses in their Business major or minor while building Honors credits. During senior year, students work on a year-long consulting project with a business partner. Students can apply for the Business Honors Track during their sophomore and junior years.

Multi-million Dollar Gift Benefits Business
Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

Career Opportunities

  • International sales/buyer
  • Management analyst
  • Business development
  • Market analyst
  • Operations manager
  • Financial analyst

CURRICULUM

Offered as a major and minor, international business is a rigorous program consisting of core business courses, international business classes, a required study abroad experience and interdisciplinary requirement. The Interdisciplinary requirement includes minoring in a foreign language or International Studies or choosing other coursework.

The program combines strong theoretical knowledge with dynamic experiential learning to give you insights, strategies and professional practices you can readily apply to real-world situations.

You will learn to think globally about the business world by gaining an appreciation, understanding and aptitude for working effectively within diverse cultures.

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities that include:

Student Clubs & Organizations

Blackstone LaunchPad
Open to students of every major, Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. The LaunchPad offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

Business Clinic
Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Business Honor Society
Students are connected with alumni and business leaders through the Business Honor Society. The Society encourages and supports a deep network of personal and professional contact through ongoing communication and special invitations to campus events.

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. CIG offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

Enactus
A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.

ALUMNI SUCCESS

At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.