The demand for decision-makers versed in the cultures and languages of other countries continues to grow. The International Business major at Penn State Behrend is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct business in an international setting.
International Business is a dual-major program. The International Business curriculum emphasizes accomplishing organizational objectives while coordinating human, material, information, and financial resources across national boundaries. A second School of Business major adds depth of business knowledge. Students can choose Accounting, Business Economics, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing. With careful planning, the program can be completed in four years.
A required study abroad component is distinct to the International Business major. Penn State offers 130 study programs in forty-two countries from Aberystwyth, Wales, to Wellington, New Zealand, through a variety of organizations. Programs vary in length from spring break to a full year abroad. An international programs adviser is available to help students make the selection that best meets their educational needs.