Core courses plus the following:

BUAD 441 International Business
ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 401 Economic Development
ECON 411 International Economics
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 411 International Marketing
HIST Area Studies (HIST 212, 251, or 432) OR
POL 201 Comparative Government
PXD 375 Globalization and Justice OR
PXD 485 Sociology of International Development
REL 223 World Religions
REL 334 Cultural Anthropology: Christianity and Social Change

Major in International Business

Our program in international business will prepare you for a management career in the international environment. This 60 SH major is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach – an understanding of social structure, language, religion, and culture (in addition to a wide range of business skills) are essential to the success of the international business.

Real-world internships and careers

EMU business majors Nick Miller, Josh Mann and Sam Buck saw Europe through a business perspective when they spent a semester with the International Business Institute. They toured major EU corporations and agencies, like the European Central Bank, and learned what daily life is like for business managers and entrepeneurs in Europe.

EMU business graduate Eric ReinfordAnd international business graduates like Eric Reinford, who now works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions, are working to effect global change in the business world.

Learn more about internships and the careers of our graduates

Life in another culture

The major requires foreign language competency through the intermediate level.

International business majors are also required to take part in a semester-long cross-cultural experience in order to develop skills in cross-cultural understanding, living and communication or an alternative program like the International Business Institute, a summer-long program of formal business study in Europe.

Other options are the business track of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Costa Rica study program and the Brethren Colleges Abroad programs, which focuses on language study in a variety of locations throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. Learn more about these opportunities


Dr. Spencer Cowles, Professor & Department Chair
Dr. Spencer Cowles, Professor & Department Chair
Dr. Cowles’ background is in commercial banking, where he worked for one of the largest commercial banks in New England. One of the most fascinating and fulfilling aspects of his banking career was working with entrepreneurs who had a better idea for doing something and who left secure careers to start a successful business of their own. During a recent sabbatical. . . Learn more

Chris Gingrich, Professor
Chris Gingrich, Professor
Dr. Gingrich specializes in development and international economics. His research activities cover a variety of topics, including the fair trade coffee market, mosquito net delivery in Tanzania, microfinance programs in Nepal, and financial crises in Southeast Asia. He has worked extensively with Mennonite Economic Development Associates and Mennonite Central Committee(MEDA). A professor at EMU since 1995 . . .Learn more