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Overview

You desire to explore to develop your business skills, but in areas and events that place you in other countries and settings. You want the chance to make an impact to create deals and operations that will generate opportunities for advancement. You want to walk the great cities, such as London, Beijing, and Moscow. You hope to be in the planning and building of such wonders as the Three Gorges Dam, to have meetings in the Shanghai Tower.

If this describes you, then the international business degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's International Business Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career as a businessperson.

 

Major Description

 

As an international business major at NGU, you will spend much of your time with investment planning, balancing budgets, currency and goods trade analysis, examination of national and global economies, and presentations. You will learn about accounting, consumer behavior, legal and political structures and their impact on the market, firm dynamics on the international scale, cultural and social differences and their impact, financial operations, and currency and goods trade, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own business.

By your senior year, you will have engaged in several projects and operations to reveal your skills in the international business field. The degree is topped off by an internship with a major concern or government agency, where you can demonstrate your applied skills.

Ultimately, the international business degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of business-related pursuits.
 

Curriculum

 

The curriculum within the International Business Department at NGU is designed to prepare you to engage in business in the domestic or overseas job market, as well as to provide the skills to move between the two.  

The program aims to help you acquire the business skills essential for success in business. You will gain the knowledge of business operations, accounting, economics, and especially the particulars of dealing with international trade and finance.  

Also, you will learn a second language to aid in your career and to create opportunities for overseas employment. The program adds in the training and class work to learn the cultural, political, and legal nuances of foreign countries.  

The international business program concludes with the potential for you to engage in an overseas internship to enhance your business skills and improve your language skills.


Faculty Strengths

 

The International Business Department faculty members hold doctorates with dissertations in the field of international integration. All of the core classes are taught by faculty who hold doctorates in their respective fields. All members of the College of Business and Sport Professions integrate faith in the Lord into the curriculum, as well. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their faith in the international marketplace.  

Tracks / Concentrations

 

While there is only one international business degree, students have the potential to get a minor in a number of related degree areas, including economics, accounting, and political science, which compliment the degree.

Electives

 

There are no electives for this major available at this time.

Future

Career Opportunities

 

  • Banking
  • Financial controller
  • Foreign currency investment advisor
  • Foreign sales representative
  • Government analysis
  • Import/Export agent
  • International management consultant
  • Loan specialist
  • Manager
  • Manufacturing
  • Translator

Postgraduate Studies

 

  • Clemson University
  • Emery School of Law
  • George Mason University
  • Steinbeis Berlin Hochschule
  • Universidad del Valle de Mexico
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of South Carolina


 

Employers

 

  • BMW
  • Michelin
  • Operation Mobilization
  • Siemens
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Trelleborg
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of State
  • ZF Industries

 

Learning Experience



Hands-On Experience

 

Internship

Students will gain field experience with a professional, on-site internship.

Oral Presentation

Students will engage in several oral presentations in the context of a business format proposal, where they will be in business-appropriate dress and explain and then follow up with a question and answer session from faculty and peers.

Individual Business Analysis

Students will analyze and evaluate existing businesses, both small, medium, and large; outline the strengths and weaknesses of the businesses; advance proposals of how the businesses could improve; and then evaluate the potential pitfalls of their own proposals.

Team Project and Presentation

Students will engage together to assign job positions by the group internally to learn to succeed as a unit with their own decisions.
 

Courses

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

ENGL 1310 Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
MATH 1310 College Algebra (3 hours)
CHST 1310 New Testament Survey or CHST 1320 Old Testament Survey (3 hours)
INBS 1330 Introduction to International Business (3 hours)
Natural and Biological Science (8 hours)
COLL 1100 First Year Experience or HNRS 1210 Honors Seminar (1 hour)
MATH 1330 Probability and Statistics (3 hours)
ENGL 1320 Composition and Literature (3 hours)
HIST 1350 Western Civilization I or HIST 1360 Western Civilization II (3 hours)
CSCI 1305 Introduction to Information Technology (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.



SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)
ECON 2320 Microeconomics (3 hours)
COMM 2300 Oral Communication (3 hours)
CSCI 1330 Management Information Systems (3 hours)
HIST 2331 Non-Western Civilizations (3 hours)
English literature 2000-level course (3 hours)
ACCT 2320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)
Econ 2310 Macroeconomics (3 hours)
CHST 2335 World Religions (3 hours)
Psychology, sociology, or political science course (3 hours)
ENGL 2300, ART 1300, MUSIC 1300, or THTR 1300 (3 hours)
Language 1310 course (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

INBS 4350 International Business Management (3 hours)
Language 1320 (3 hours)
BUSN 3340 Operations Management (3 hours)
ECON 3330 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours)
PLSC 2350 Introduction to International Relations (3 hours)
BUSN 3320 Business Ethics (3 hours)
INBS 3380 International Marketing (3 hours)
Language 2310 (3 hours)
SPTM 4360 International Sport Management (3 hours)
INBS 4340 International Economic Development (3 hours)
BUSN 3100 Professional Development Seminar (3 hours)
INBS 3330 International Finance (3 hours)
PHED 1200 Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness (2 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.



SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

INBS 4390 International Business Strategy Seminar  (3 hours)                   
INBS 4335 International Trade and Commerce (3 hours)
HIST 3349 3372, 3373,3349, 4360 or Comm 2320 (3 hours)
PLSC 3340 International Law and Organizations (3 hours)
Language 2320 (3 hours)
INBS 4382 International Business Internship (3 to 12 hours)
Language 2330 (6 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

Program Objectives

 

  • Explain the importance and the role of culture in business decision-making.
  • Test your entrepreneurial leadership in strategic decision-making in cross-cultural markets.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts applicable to the international business community.
  • Use knowledge and skills indicative of one who is prepared to enter the international business workforce.

 

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