Have you ever dreamed about living and working in another country, exploring the world, or working for a global company? If so, the International Business option at Winthrop may be a good choice for you.
Today's business professionals need global business skills. Manufacturers buy raw materials, produce goods, and market their products globally. Service businesses – such as banks, retailers, hotel companies, telecommunications firms, restaurant chains, construction companies, and consulting firms – do business all over the world. Global companies offer challenging jobs, with good opportunities for promotion.
A knowledge of international business is important because each country is unique. Differences in culture and income affect what people buy, how much they can afford to pay, and how companies advertise their products. Each country has its own laws and customs for hiring, paying, and managing workers. In a global company, managing the company's money is a challenging task. Every course in Winthrop's International Business program will prepare you to deal with these issues and become an effective global business professional.
Even if you plan to work in your own country, the International Business option provides valuable skills for working with customers and business associates from other cultures. This option also provides opportunities to develop global business judgment, which makes you a more valuable employee and may increase your chances for promotion and pay increases. An increasing number of companies from other countries are doing business in the United States, and many of them want to hire people with a knowledge of international business. If you are an international student, the International Business option can lead to job opportunities in your own country, or possibly to a job with an American company. Students from fifteen different countries have graduated from Winthrop with an option in International Business.