Andersen Director, International Business &
Markets Program and Research Center Photo
© Nathan Mandell
must be prepared to engage in heightened international
competition. They have to be able to negotiate and manage
organizations in different cultural settings. They must
know how to market their products in different countries.
It is no longer sufficient for managers to address international
issues as special topics. Rather, international business
requires discipline-based frameworks that can adapt
to changing markets and be applied by managers of companies
based in any country. The Kellogg School's International
Business major provides students with thorough training
in a wide range of international fields of study, including
management strategy, finance, accounting, marketing,
and management of organizations.
major is positioned to be of value both to U.S. and
international students. Students completing the international
business major will obtain valuable skills that can
be applied in employment in international business management
and international consulting.
The core course for the major is
International Business Strategy. The major allows students
to broaden their background with travel abroad through
the Global Initiatives in Management course. Understanding
the international dimension of business requires development
and application of additional specialized tools in
accounting, finance, marketing, management of organizations
and management strategy.
Students who wish to major in International
Business should take International Business Strategy
plus three electives selected from the following list:
International Accounting, International Marketing,
International Finance, International Healthcare Management,
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM), Cross-Cultural
Negotiation, Intercultural Management, and Entering
and Operating in Emerging Economies.
International Business Strategy and the international
(INTL) electives count both for the international business
major and toward the major in the department that offers
the course (subject to department approval).