The International Business Programs offers a Bachelor in Business Administration and a minor in International Business. The bachelor program is AACSB International accredited and holds full member status with The Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a selective group of IB programs many of which are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as within the top 20 IB programs in the United States. The primary objectives of this consortium are to provide members with an opportunity to benchmark their program against other member schools and to facilitate the sharing of best practices in International Business education. We have designed the degrees to be challenging, to prepare students for the fast-paced world of global business.
The International Business (IB) Programs strive to provide the highest value preparation to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, enabling them to successfully compete in the global economy. IB implements an integrated, multi-dimensional strategy, ensuring our graduates gain the international exposure necessary for success in future business endeavors.
We are a market-oriented program, constantly engaging and assessing the needs of our stakeholders. Beginning in Fall 2011, our students interviewed over 150 companies through our IB Stakeholder Assessment. The results helped direct the strategy and content of our program and also guide our mission. For example:
- 80% of the companies surveyed stated they would give preference to a person with expertise in the IB field.
- 57% of those companies do not (yet!) have an employee specifically dedicated to IB functions.
- 70% of interviewees stated they saw a need within their organization to have one/more employees specifically trained in IB procedures.