In a world of increasingly open borders and expanding markets, where capital and commodities encircle the globe, all business eventually becomes international. Even “local” operations find themselves importing and exporting, navigating tangles of multinational trade regulations, and searching overseas for customers and suppliers. Today, more than ever, to thrive in the business world, one must cultivate a global perspective.
Lakeland’s international business major is designed for students preparing for employment in companies that do business in, or with, more than one country. It provides not simply a strong foundation in economics, finance, and marketing, but also the ability to serve the needs of clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Many of Lakeland’s international students who are interested in business find this major particularly appealing.
Students who major in International Business will be able to:
- understand the central theories of business, management, and economics and apply those theories within the world of international commerce;
- research, analyze, and make reasoned conclusions about complex and multifaceted international business problems;
- appreciate the specific social and linguistic skills that one needs when serving clients with multicultural and multi-lingual backgrounds;
- communicate business and economic information to stakeholders from various back grounds in a clear and professional manner; and
- comprehend and abide by the ethical and legal rules by which business, national, and international entities relate to one another and to society.
Professors: Abdul Qastin and J. Garland Schilcutt
Associate Professors: James Kudek, M. Scott Niederjohn, and Adina Schwartz
Assistant Professors: Brett Killion and Rene Ryman