We live in an increasingly international and interdependent world, where business decisions and conditions in one part of the global village can have profound effects on another part. World trade and foreign investment are both growing faster than the world economy. Moreover, certain parts of the world are growing much faster than the United States. Many new opportunities are becoming available around the world, from Europe to the Pacific Rim, from Latin America to Africa, and from the Middle East to Asia and the post-communist countries. These dynamic new opportunities and challenges are open to individuals who are prepared to take advantage of them.
The international business multi-disciplinary concentration offered by the Sellinger School of Business and Management provides an opportunity for students to understand the importance of international business to the U.S. economy, to develop analytical skills for reviewing the international environment of business, to learn about the cultural differences between American and foreign ways of conducting business, and to become familiar with the international dimensions of business functions such as marketing, accounting, taxation, finance, law, operations and corporate strategy.
International business students are encouraged to consider studying abroad during their junior year. Furthermore, the department sponsors courses and events that take place throughout the academic year on the main campus.
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business is a full member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a consortium of schools and universities that have undergraduate International Business programs. The primary objectives of the consortium are to provide its members with an opportunity to benchmark their programs against other member schools and facilitate sharing of best practices in International Business education.