International Business

School of Business

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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, LaunchNET 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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Seulah LeeSeulah Lee ’15 is order management agent at Expeditors, a Fortune 500 global logistics company, in Seoul, South Korea. While at BW, Seulah worked as research associate for International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, Belgium and studied abroad in South Korea. She is from Elyria, Ohio.

Maximillian LoefflerMaximillian Loeffler IV ‘15 is marketing and communications specialist at Great Lakes Biomimicry in Cleveland. As a student at BW he served as a fellow at the Center for Innovation & Growth, competed in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week and studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. He is from Berea, Ohio.

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.

Jessica GoborJessica Gobor ’14 is co-owner of DOT Pneus, a tire importer and dealer in her hometown, Campo Largo, Brazil. International business gave her the confidence and decision-making skills to manage a business. She is pursuing a graduate certificate in international affairs and diplomatic studies at Universidade Positivo in Parana, Brazil.

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.


Full-Time Faculty

Pierre David
Ph.D., Kent State University

Narasimha Mohan
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

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

Lee Pickler
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Mary Pisnar-Sweeny
DBA, Cleveland State University

Lori Radulovich
DBA, Cleveland State University

Adjunct Faculty

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

Roger Grugle
ABD, Kent State University