Amid an ever-changing economic environment, international business requires the ability to overcome differences in language, values, and political systems. The Department’s courses cultivate international communication skills and the basic academic abilities needed to understand the problems faced by companies in the context of global markets, enabling students to acquire the competencies required to function effectively in such a dynamic setting. The Department seeks students willing to take the initiative in the increasingly borderless world of international business.
Together with specialized classes in business, students choose from a diverse offering of classes aimed at improving their foreign language skills starting in their first year, including English for Business Communication, e-learning, Reading in Foreign Languages, and Overseas Field Studies (the latter two classes improve comprehension of international business in foreign languages). As a rule, all students study abroad during their second year.
The goal of the Department’s many overseas learning programs is to develop students’ abilities to think for themselves and reach their own conclusions through the research they conduct while abroad. Among these are a study abroad program focused on learning from the global business environment and an international internship program that provides opportunities to apply classroom learning in the real world.
As a rule, all students study abroad during their second year, heading to approximately thirteen partner schools in countries stretching from Europe and the United States to Asia. It’s an opportunity for dynamic, first-hand learning about international business through market studies on a different theme at each school. On returning, students prepare and present reports on their findings.
The curriculum is comprised of three fields integrating economics and business administration. In their second year, students learn the basics of all three fields, while starting in their third year they select one of the following three programs based on future career plans.
Aside from the support provided to all students by the university’s Career Center, students of the Department of International Business can take advantage of the Department’s own extracurricular guidance program. This program incorporates lectures by external speakers with experience of working for the personnel, hiring, and training departments of major corporations, as well as mock interviews and guidance in promoting oneself to prospective employers.
Students acquire the basic academic skills needed to understand global business, administration, and economics in seminar-style classes of about 25 students each.
The second year is devoted to classes in three specialized fields. Students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Students choose one of the three fields to focus on. The curriculum blends theory and practice to enable deeper exploration of specialized subjects.