International Business graduates will find job opportunities in accounting, marketing, finance, and management with corporations engaged in international business activities. They may also find opportunities in government and education. Students will also be prepared for graduate work in business or in liberal arts and language studies.
Each day the United States strengthens its economic ties to the global economy, making knowledge of international business essential in meeting the challenges and competition of the global marketplace. Fostering international understanding is central to a Ramapo College education and is also key in the International Business Program in order to prepare students for vital roles in our interconnected world.
The International Business major at Ramapo College is interdisciplinary by nature, uniquely combining specialized business skills with the liberal arts to broaden students’ perspectives and intellectual abilities. The liberal arts core for International Business majors includes fundamentals of international business, introduction to macroeconomics/microeconomics, language studies, and more advanced courses in international business. In addition, students select a concentration in one of the following business areas: management, accounting, finance, marketing, economics, or information technology. International Business majors can also focus their studies on a specific geographic area, such as Asia, Europe or Latin America.
Majors in International Business acquire the ability to analyze and understand global business operations and learn to appreciate the economic, political, and social climates of the world’s diverse regions. The program helps students develop a heightened awareness of countries’ changing socio-political landscapes, and in turn, how these affect global business.
Internships, study abroad opportunities and foreign language skills are extremely valuable aspects to the curriculum. Each student receives close personal advisement from a faculty member.
This major leads to a Bachelor of Arts in International Business. While the Program is based in the Anisfield School of Business, its multidisciplinary approach draws on faculty and courses from other schools of the college.
A minor in International Business is also available to students in other majors.
The International Business faculty includes specialists in a variety of business concentrations, as well as specialists in the liberal arts. Because many of the Program’s faculty have had broad experience in the business world, both in the United States and abroad, they are able to share both theoretical and practical perspectives of international business with their students; all of the faculty hold doctorate degrees.