About the International Business Program
Built upon the core business curriculum, the international business program educates and equips students to work effectively in a global business environment. In addition to business knowledge and skills, students will develop and assimilate cultural understanding and language proficiency that increase their ability to function in a global business environment. They will also choose a track of study within the major to increase their marketability. Students will engage in an overseas practicum. Though not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to participate in a semester abroad program approved by the international business faculty. A Christian perspective is emphasized throughout the program.
Why should you choose SAU’s international business program?
The program at SAU integrates the best of the business coursework with international business core courses, enriched by the study of cultural communications (or anthropology) and international relations (or economics) offered by various departments outside the Gainey School of Business. Students will develop (or demonstrate through standardized tests) their proficiency in a foreign language and gain working experience in a global business environment through their practicum. Depending on the career interest of the students, they will also add a track of study to further develop technical skills and/or knowledge in that field. The international business faculty can help you design your coursework to fit your specific needs. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a semester abroad program to broaden their cross cultural preparation while strengthening their language skills.
CP Federal Credit Union Trading Center
Our academic building, The Poling Center for Global Learning and Leadership, includes the CP Federal Credit Union Trading Room, which trains students for series seven certification, Bloomberg equities and Bloomberg fixed income products. The trading center features:
- 20 dual-monitor computers for students
- An electronic wrap-around ticker
- A large LED financial data board
- A large LCD screen for teaching
- A LCD screen for business news
- A bank of four international clocks
- A Bloomberg terminal
- A specialized teaching bunker
- Continuous financial news feeds