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.

Enriching BW's International Presence
A BW partnership with LADO Enterprises, Inc. enriches 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 Grads Get Jobs
86 percent of BW business majors are employed in their field of choice or attending graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

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 Catalog

Course Descriptions

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, fellowships, business student organizations and a variety of co-curricular and other learning opportunities.

Study Abroad

Every year over 50 business majors study abroad for a semester at a foreign university in countries such as England, Australia and China. Seminars in Brazil and South Africa offer opportunities to examine logistical, manufacturing, service, retail and government issues abroad.

View all business student organizations and experiential learning programs.

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.

Enrique Sondakh DorantesEnrique Sondakh-Dorantes ’15 is coordinator of admissions and student programs at the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), an international association of schools committed to improving professional education in international affairs. He is from North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Carl MeyerCarl Meyer ’10 is special agent for Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General in New York. An interdisciplinary curriculum enabled him to develop the ability to critically analyze information from multiple sources, a skill that is crucial to his investigative work. He is from Strongsville, Ohio.

Jameson D. ShipleyJameson D. Shipley '10 is senior manager of global logistics and supply chain for Ralph Lauren in New York City. Internships were pivotal experiences that helped him identify a passion for international business. The Richfield, Ohio, native also studied abroad in China and worked in BW’s business planning clinic.

FACULTY

Full-Time Faculty

Colleen Asaad
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Thomas Campanella
Director, Health Care MBA
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Linda Chase
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Ann Conrad
Director, Undergraduate Business
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Pierre David
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Michael Fegan
Assistant Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Patrick Flynn
Associate Professor
MBA, St. John's University

John Fuehrer
Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Harvey Hopson
Director, International MBA
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Kevin Jacques
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University

David Krueger
Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Susan Kuznik
Director, Business Honors
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Henry Lewandowski
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

X. Gloria Liu
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Lori Long
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Narasimha Mohan
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Kristofer Neslund
Professor
DBA, Kent State Unviersity

Christian Nsiah
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Ven Ochaya
Director, MBA in Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lee Pickler
Professor
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Mary Pisnar-Sweeny
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Lori Radulovich
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Lynn Schulte
Associate Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Param Srikantia
Professor
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Robert B. Young
Associate Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Adjunct Faculty

Gerald H. Anderson
Lecturer
Ph.D., Indiana University

Ronald Baker
Lecturer
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Joyce Banjac
Lecturer
Ph.D., The University of Akron

Thomas Barnard
Lecturer
J.D., Columbia University

William Brake
Lecturer
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Terry Brizz
Lecturer
D.M., Case Western Reserve University

John M. Bruyere
Lecturer
HCMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

David Bushee
Lecturer
Ph.D., Cleveland State University

Eric Camulli
Lecturer
EMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Lynda Carter
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Chad Cook
Lecturer
EMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Brad Copley
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

G. Dianne Crossman
Lecturer
M.A., Rollins College

Elizabeth A. Dellinger
Lecturer
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Maureen DeVito
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Scott Fox
Lecturer
MBA, University of Kansas

Heidi L. Gartland
Lecturer
M.H.A., The Ohio State University

Roger Grugle
Lecturer
ABD, Kent State University

Robert Ivancic
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Jack Janosik
Lecturer
MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Steven C. Kaber
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Shaun Kanary
Lecturer
MBA, Ashland University

Karen C. Kaspar
Lecturer
MBA, Cleveland State University

Anthony John Khuri
Lecturer
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Ken Kleppel
Lecturer
MBA, Cleveland State University

Peter Kwiatkowski
Lecturer
J.D., The University of Akron

Robert H. Loeffler
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Howard Lutz
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Jennifer Mackin
Lecturer 
MBA, Cleveland State University

Michael Marinis
Lecturer
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

Norman A. Matusek
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Joe Mayer
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Douglas Mazeffa
Lecturer
M.E.S.M., University of California - Santa Barbara

Martin M. M'Tambo
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Sue Mullen
Lecturer
MBA, Ashland University

Angela L. Planisek
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University

Kathleen Razi
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University

Peter Rea
Professor
Ph.D., The University of Akron

Susan Scheutzow
Lecturer
J.D., Capital University Law School

John Senese
Lecturer
MBA, University of Alaska

Jeremy C. Short
Lecturer
M.S., Brenau University

David A. Simpson
Lecturer
M.A., Kent State University

Jim Smith
Lecturer
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Terry Thiele
Lecturer
J.D., New York University School of Law

Malcolm Watson
Lecturer
M.A., Emory University

Claudio Zanin
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University