Illinois State University is the only public university in Illinois offering a major in International Business. If you have studied a foreign language in high school, if you want to major in business, if you are interested in the international expansion of business, then this is the right major for you!
International Business is an interdisciplinary program, combining core courses in general business and foreign languages with advanced courses in international business. Students choose a specific concentration from marketing, finance, insurance, management, business information systems, or accountancy. Advanced courses in business look not only at international activities in the different majors, but also at the way cultures affect business and the legal environments of different countries.
Why Study International Business?
Careers in International Business are not necessarily located overseas or even in major cities. Many positions are in U.S.-based offices or divisions of international firms. Employers feel a program that provides a sound foundation in language, geopolitical studies and business subjects prepares a graduate to deal more effectively when a firm oversees contracts and to appreciate and to understand the overall operations of an international company regardless of where the employee is assigned.