International Business

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in International Business is a program designed for the globally-minded student interested in practicing business cross-culturally. 

A degree in international business prepares students for careers with companies and organizations that operate within a global context. Jobs are available around the world — with companies based in the U.S. that have international operations or with foreign companies.

Olivet offers a wide spectrum of in-class education as well as experiences outside the classroom — from opportunities to study abroad in Europe, South America, Asia and more, to adding a minor in a foreign language.

Quality Assurance

The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world, pre-certifies a select group of study abroad programs based on academic standards, safety, security, and proven track record of quality experience.

Value-Added Experience

Learn from expert faculty who also serve as leading professionals in the field of International Business. Olivet's professor of economics, Dr. Paul Koch, has taught Comparative Economics with the International Business Institute for nearly 25 years, and is highly respected for his knowledge and experience in international business. 

Study Abroad Programs

Students have chosen from pre-approved programs including these:

  • Australia Studies Centre (ASC)
  • International Business Institute (IBI)
  • Korean Nazarene University Program
  • Study Abroad Lithuania
  • Tokyo Christian University Program

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Possible Careers After Graduation

  • Cross-cultural specialist
  • International banker
  • International marketing specialist
  • International real estate agent
  • International salesperson
  • International trader
  • Interpreter & translator 

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By the Numbers
career placement rate
on-campus international clubs
potential countries to visit
pre-approved study abroad programs
Making International Connections

Professional Programs & Activities

Students have a variety of on campus opportunities to be involved in the University's International Community, such as:

  • MERC - Multi-Ethnic Relations Club 
  • MU KAPPA - geared toward missionary and military abroad kids

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Professional Certifications

Students have many opportunities to earn the professional certifications that set them apart from other college graduates. With these certifications, they will find many career doors open to them.

Complete List of Professional Certifications

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