International Business Major
The international business major is designed to educate you to be a global Christian. Integrating both vocation and ministry, the major will prepare you for a wealth of opportunities that combine global business training with missions.
Why International Business?
We are becoming a global society and all of us need to expand our horizons and think globally. It's not an option — it's necessary if we expect to be "relevant" in the near future. One of our grads said recently, "Our family business-selling landscaping equipment has just expanded into Indonesia, and we aren't even that big." Does that sound impossible? Not today. With the world becoming a global village, even small businesses are going international. If you want to learn how to apply business principles cross-culturally, international business is the major for you.
International business majors may choose careers in businesses with strong international operations. You might be home-based or be asked to take an overseas assignment for a period of time. Another option is to work for a mission organization. Mission organizations need trained business people with cross-cultural perspectives. Graduates more interested in a small business may choose to start a small business with an international market or even help people in developing countries become self-sufficient by equipping them to start their own small businesses. In addition, international business majors are well prepared for graduate school in fields like international law, international finance, and economic development.
For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as an International Business Major, visit our Online Course Catalog. A list of major requirements can be found here or take a look at the printable International Business Major Brochure.
Why Messiah College?
As a Christian college, Messiah College cares about the world; therefore, the College cares about producing graduates who also care about the world. In a world where the majority of the non-Christian population live in countries closed to traditional missionaries, what can you as a Christian business graduate do to make a difference? You may opt to enter these countries with a needed area of expertise and then live out the Gospel in both deed and word. Or you may find your ministry as an honor-based business person who advocates for global concerns. Messiah College is uniquely preparing business students to impact the world for Christ through the international business major.
How to Apply
To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.
* Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.