- Offered as:
International business studies the markets, people, and places involved in trade, commerce, and exchanges throughout the world. Students in this field are challenged to think globally and to develop an awareness of the cultural, political, and economic aspects of business.
- Strengths of the program
- Recently Ranked: US News National Ranking - 15th.
- Four professional full-time advisors are available to assist in students' academic course planning.
- WSU offers one of the few business programs in the U.S. in which all the business and accounting programs are fully accredited by AACSB International.
- All business and economics courses are taught in a state-of-the-art building containing classrooms with Internet connections and the latest audiovisual technology.
- Five of the department's faculty members are Fulbright scholars who have conducted in-depth research in other nations.
- Professors in the program have lived, taught, and worked in many countries.
- Learn from experienced, award-winning faculty who come from all departments in the college.
- The International Business Institute
WSU’s International Business Institute, established in 1997, coordinates a host of global business activities throughout the College of Business at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Institute develops student and faculty exchange programs with universities in other nations, including France, Thailand, and China.
WSU students serve as host mentors to international businesspersons and educators who are brought in by the Institute to learn about American business practices. The Institute also created the first American MBA program in Vietnam by launching a cooperative offering with National Economics University in Hanoi.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For international business students
Students qualify for scholarships from the Carson College of Business.
- Campus organizations and activities
The International Business Club meets weekly under the guidance of the department’s faculty. The club organizes field trips, participates in WSU’s International Week, conducts workshops to build resumes, and hosts speakers to learn more about education abroad, foreign languages, and career services.
- Careers in international business
WSU graduates in international business will be prepared for success in overseas assignments, staff positions that advise top management on international operations, positions with global responsibilities, consultant work with companies, and a world of additional opportunities.