Logo
Academics at Muskingum
Undergraduate Programs
Liberal Arts Essentials (LAE)
Majors & Programs
International Programs
Adult Degree Completion
Graduate Programs
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Education Specialist
Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology
Continuing Education
Registrar
Academic Catalogs
Academic Calendars
Schedule of Classes
Exam Schedule
Transcript Info/Requests
Library
Computer & Network Services
ADA Reasonable Accommodations
Plus Program
Student Success Center
Academic Affairs Office
Contact
Major Areas of Study: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTBU


The International Business major at Muskingum University provides students with a set of competencies necessary for success in today’s global economy by combining courses from diverse disciplines. Students learn the language and basic principles of business, accounting, and economics; acquire multicultural awareness and communication skills in a world language (English for non-native speakers); and gain an international perspective through their coursework in political science, History, and other areas.

 

Related Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • French
  • German
  • International Affairs
  • Spanish


Student Opportunities

Research

In addition to senior seminars, which typically involve independent research under the tutelage of a professor, the department is involved in the Summer Fellows program.  Recent examples of summer fellows projects include recalculating the Human Development Index to identify where education ranks as a priority for different societies, and using sophisticated techniques such as Date Envelopment Analysis to investigate the formation of  strategic groups in Big Ten football.

Employment

Each professor usually has a student assistant to help with preparing for and operating classes as well as research.  In addition, many of the professors in Economics, Accounting, and Business are involved in the First Year Program as seminar mentors, each with a student mentor earning internship credit.

Study Abroad

Muskingum University students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at a foreign university through the Muskingum or East Central Colleges (ECC) Consortium Student Exchange Programs. Currently, formal student exchange agreements exist with 16 universities in 12 different countries. In most cases there is no extra fee for participation in these exchange programs. Learn more about Study Abroad.

Professional Activities

The Northeast Ohio International Business Network (NOIBN), through Muskingum International Business alum David Hurtuk ('02) of LaSalle Bank, invited Muskingum University International Business majors to attend a reception for  the  international business community in Cleveland last year.  The reception was jointly organized by the US Export Assistance Center (USEAC), Northern Ohio District  Export  Council (NODEC), Cleveland Foreign Consular Corp., Ohio  Department of Development  (ODOD), World Trade Center, Cleveland (WTCC), and other Northeast Ohio international business organizations.  Majors had the opportunity to network with representatives of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association, representing consulates from 32 countries and Ohio manufacturers, distributors, exporters, importers, and service providers actively involved in international trade.  Six junior and senior International Business students, attended the event, accompanied by program advisor Dr. Jean Morris.


After Graduation

Employers of Graduates from Muskingum's International Business program:

  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Magnetic Specialty in Marietta, working with Hispanic customers
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Meyer Tool, Inc., Department of Continuous Improvement
  • Marketing/Public Relations field, McDonald's
  • USDA's Agricultural Research Service

Recent International Business graduates have enrolled in the following graduate schools:

  • Kent State University
  • University of Virginia
  • Ashland University
  • London School of Economics
  • Case Western Reserve University

Peace Agidi ('07), majored in French and International Business at Muskingum. She earned an MBA from Webster University and is employed in the Global Accounting department of Monsanto Corp.

 


patton

Courses; Major/Minor Requirements

Faculty

List of All Majors

 

back forward