Using knowledge from several domains, such as economics, law, management, and marketing,
the International Business program builds competency in the culture, diversity, and
language of global business.
Why international business at OSU?
International Business students develop cross-cultural competence for conducting international
business by taking various elective courses to hone their multicultural understanding,
taking courses in a foreign language, or participating in the numerous study-abroad
courses offered by the Center for Advanced Global Leadership (CAGLE).
International Business degree program graduates compete for an ever-increasing number
of jobs that allow them to work in the United States or abroad such as:
U.S. multinationals with overseas operations
Foreign companies operating in the United States
U.S.-based small businesses looking to expand abroad
International Organizations (e.g., United Nations, NATO)
Non-profit groups with an international focus (e.g., Doctors without Borders, Oxfam)
U.S. Government Agencies (for U.S. citizens)
95%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of
"I knew I wanted to travel; I love traveling. I thought that was an important
way to learn about yourself and about the world. And I knew I couldn't go wrong with
business skills. Those are important things all people could learn."
Through the Eastin Center for Career Readiness, Spears Business supports our students’
professional growth from awareness, to acquisition of knowledge, to practice and feedback,
and ultimately successful implementation.
The CAGLE Center is the main hub of study abroad opportunities in Spears Business. Through courses
that can count towards degree requirements students can spend 1-3 weeks immersing
themselves in a foreign country and meeting professionals from different business
industries. The CAGLE Center offers approximately 20+ trips yearly for students to
explore the world.