International Studies Emphasis
Many businesses today conduct operations all over the world. The global economy demands flexible leaders with transferable business expertise unimpeded by culture or language barriers. The International Studies Emphasis provides an appreciation of global management and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues with a focus on conducting business in foreign countries.
Combined with one of our exchange programs and various international internship opportunities, the International Studies Emphasis offers a series of elective courses that train students to become global managers. Students examine trade policies, operations, strategy, international markets and foreign exchange. This training builds a sound foundation for Owen graduates who advance within their fields internationally.
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Eight hours of course work from the following
Students are also encouraged to have competence in a foreign language and knowledge about non-U.S. culture, politics, history and law. To facilitate development of this competence, students may take an upper-level course (numbered 200 or higher) in history, law or political science as an elective. If their program permits, students may be authorized to take language courses for credit as electives for the MBA degree, with the following stipulations: Course credit may not be earned for a language course in the native language of the student, nor may a student earn course credit for an English language course. Elective language courses must be at the intermediate level or above and approved by the Office of Academic Programs.