Springfield News-Sun

Witt adding internatio­nal business major

Program to have five major components, including capstone course with a focus on globalizat­ion.

- By Brooke Spurlock Staff Writer

Wittenberg University has added a major in internatio­nal business to equip students to solve issues on a global scale.

Beginning in spring, the university will add the major to “follow

current trends in the U.S. and abroad” and because it’s “unique and appealing to employers globally.”

“A robust internatio­nal business program integrates well within the liberal arts, and provides unique experience­s and perspectiv­es for Wittenberg students,” said Sunny Jeong, associate professor of business and economics and director of internatio­nal business.

The program, under the university’s Department of Business, will help students understand internatio­nal business theory and practice. It has five major components, including a core of basic business courses, world language courses, cultural component courses, elective interdisci­plinary courses with an internatio­nal focus, an internship or student abroad experience, and a capstone course with a focus on globalizat­ion.

Students in the program will learn about several topics such as economics, finance, accounting, management, marketing, political science, language, sociology, East Asian Studies and internatio­nal relations, as well as study abroad or participat­e in an internship abroad.

“This program also provides students with a broad range of knowledge, experience­s and critical thinking skills that will help solve complex social, economic and environmen­tal problems that we face on a global scale. Those skills are transferab­le to any profession or graduate program they choose to enter,” Jeong said.


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