International Business

Embark on a successful global business career with a degree in International Business from RWU. Our program combines a solid business core with studies in international finance, management, marketing, economics, foreign language and trade with the European Union. Through internships, study abroad experiences and exchange programs, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you learn how to think globally about business.

The International Business major educates our students focusing on the following areas:

  • Management of multinational corporations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • European Union vs. the U.S.
  • Other corners of the world (e.g., Asia, Latin America)

We work to increase participation in traveling abroad, to increase involvement in research and participation in international conferences, to prepare our students for graduate studies, to place our graduates in multinational corporations, and to keep them connected with RWU after graduation.

Degree Requirements

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To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

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Internship Opportunities

  • J. H. Chafee Center for International Business
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Finance
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Massachusetts International Trade Assistance Center
  • Mitsui & Co. Inc., Ltd
  • Nevel International LLC
  • The Schefenacker Group
  • Sustainability Center, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Energy & Sustainability Committee, The Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Employers

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Boston Consulting Group, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Raytheon Technologies, Boston, Massachusetts

Successful Alumni

Chelsea JohnstonChelsea Johnston '13
International Business Major
Senior Manager Third Party Operations, Fanatics INC.

Chelsea is responsible for U.S. domestic apparel decoration for all major league sports (NFL,NBA, NHL, NCAA, MLS)

 

 

Austin DoodyLieutenant Austin Doody '18
International Business Major
United States Army

Austin conducted industry research on firms seeking to expand into domestic & international markets. 

 

Michael Sennott

 

Michael Sennott '18
International Business Major
Assistant VP, Strategic Initiatives, President, Office of & Head Chief Operating Officer at State Street Corporation

Mike works directly within the Office of the President, COO and Head of Investment Services as well as the Executive Business Management team to drive overall Enterprise and Investment Services strategy for the organization. 

Allison BradleyAllison Bradley '22
International Business Major
Materials Management & Logistics Rotational Associate with Pratt & Whitney. 

Pratt & Whitney is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, and is a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry. Allison loves working in the aerospace industry, as it is faced paced, exciting, and global. 

International Business Conferences

Students attend international conferences in destinations including France, Germany, Poland, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Undeclared Business

Are you interested in business, but not sure whether to focus on management, accounting, economics or any one of our many academic disciplines offered at the Gabelli School? Visit Undeclared Business for resources on how you can explore your options before making a decision.

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Accelerated Degree Options

Our accelerated options allow students to complete both undergraduate Business and graduate MBA degrees in four or five years. 

3 + 1 MBA 

Students, by accelerating their undergraduate work, earn their Bachelor’s degree in three years and their MBA degree at the conclusion of their fourth year at the University.

4 + 1 MBA

Students in the 4 + 1 option complete their Bachelor’s degree within four years and their MBA degree at the conclusion of their fifth year at the University.

A business professor writing on a whiteboard. The accredited 3+1 or 4+1 Master of Business Administration programs allow students to earn both the B.S. and MBA degrees in just 4 or 5 years. Designed for GSB undergraduates, this program provides a time- and cost-efficient way to earn your MBA in 0-1 additional year rather than the traditional two-year MBA degree programs. 

3+3 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Bachelor's Program

This accelerated 3+3 program allows eligible students to complete their bachelor's and Juris Doctor J.D. degrees in six years instead of seven. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements.