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.
The international business program also draws faculty from various disciplines such as communications, sociology and world languages.
Why should you choose SAU’s international business program?
The international business program at SAU integrates business coursework with international business core courses, enriched by the study of intercultural communications and racial and ethnic relations 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. Students may add an institutional endorsement according to their career interests. 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.
TRUE Community Credit Union Trading Center
Our academic building, The Poling Center for Global Learning and Leadership, includes the TRUE Community Credit Union Trading Room, which trains students for corporate and personal finance careers. The trading center features:
- 20 computers for students
- An electronic wrap-around ticker
- A large LED financial data board
- A large LCD screen for teaching
- An LCD screen for business news
- A bank of seven international clocks
- A specialized teaching bunker
- Continuous financial news feeds
The trading room enables our students to take a step forward in their entrepreneurial skills. The students receive “on the job” experience, practice and knowledge in trading technology, an enhanced level of confidence and familiarity with the latest financial technology.