The International Business major at Muskingum University provides students with a set of competencies necessary for success in today’s global economy by combining courses from diverse disciplines. Students learn the language and basic principles of business, accounting, and economics; acquire multicultural awareness and communication skills in a world language (English for non-native speakers); and gain an international perspective through their coursework in political science, History, and other areas.
Related Areas of Study
- International Affairs
In addition to senior seminars, which typically involve independent research under the tutelage of a professor, the department is involved in the Summer Fellows program. Recent examples of summer fellows projects include recalculating the Human Development Index to identify where education ranks as a priority for different societies and using sophisticated techniques such as Data Envelopment Analysis to investigate the formation of strategic groups in Big Ten football. Employment
Each professor usually has a student assistant to help with preparing for and operating classes as well as research. In addition, many of the professors in Economics, Accounting, and Business are involved in the First-Year Program as seminar mentors, each with a student mentor earning internship credit.
Muskingum University students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at a foreign university through the Muskingum or East Central Colleges (ECC) Consortium Student Exchange Programs. Currently, formal student exchange agreements exist with 16 universities in 12 different countries. In most cases, there is no extra fee for participation in these exchange programs. Learn more about Study Abroad.
The Northeast Ohio International Business Network (NOIBN), through Muskingum International Business alum David Hurtuk ('02) of LaSalle Bank, invited Muskingum University International Business majors to attend a reception for the international business community in Cleveland last year. The reception was jointly organized by the US Export Assistance Center (USEAC), Northern Ohio District Export Council (NODEC), Cleveland Foreign Consular Corp., Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), World Trade Center, Cleveland (WTCC), and other Northeast Ohio international business organizations. Majors had the opportunity to network with representatives of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association, representing consulates from 32 countries and Ohio manufacturers, distributors, exporters, importers, and service providers actively involved in international trade. Six junior and senior International Business students attended the event, accompanied by program advisor Dr. Jean Morris.
Employers of Graduates from Muskingum's International Business program:
- Proctor and Gamble
- Magnetic Specialty in Marietta, working with Hispanic customers
- Progressive Insurance
- Meyer Tool, Inc., Department of Continuous Improvement
- Marketing/Public Relations field, McDonald's
- USDA's Agricultural Research Service
Recent International Business graduates have enrolled in the following graduate schools:
- Kent State University
- University of Virginia
- Ashland University
- London School of Economics
- Case Western Reserve University
Peace Agidi ('07), majored in French and International Business at Muskingum. She earned an MBA from Webster University and is employed in the Global Accounting department of Monsanto Corp.
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