JBU’s International Business degree was a great fit for international student David Castagne ’12, who loved studying both cultures and business. “I wanted to gain knowledge of the business world from a different perspective,” said David. "This major is perfect for me."
The international business degree is a broad program of administrative and international studies designed to prepare students to function competently in international and multicultural business contexts. Courses like business law, business ethics, international finance, international marketing, and international management allow students to learn foundational principals of international business. Students in this major are required to take 12 hours of foreign language courses.
In addition to the campus curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in overseas study and international internships. For David, this meant spending six weeks in Costa Rica studying business, building relationships, and experiencing a new culture.
Students have the opportunity to gain professional and global experience by participating in SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) because many SIFE projects deal both locally and globally. The global projects allow students to apply their textbook knowledge to real situations, giving students experience and relationships that last beyond their time at JBU.
What excites David about being an international business student? “Definitely the program,” he said. “The program gives me a solid foundation of business knowledge while exposing me to new cultures.”