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School of Business

International Business

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School of Business

International Business


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Undergraduate

144 - 149 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

144 - 149 credits

144 - 149 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

Apply business principles within the context of other cultures and languages. Learn to be a light to the world through the open doors of business. The international business program combines business and intercultural studies to prepare you to conduct business over geographical and cultural borders.

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of international business students found employment

99%

of seniors are able to discuss their major through a biblical worldview

60%

of internships result in job offers

Why study international business at Northwestern?

You have the option to add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to your experience at Northwestern by enrolling in the dual business administration degree plan.

You can travel abroad and gain global experience with other business students studying in China. You will fulfill an international internship experience of three to six months and add real world experience of business and cultural training to the classroom.

Northwestern’s program equips you to be an international business professional, but also gives you a biblical worldview to share the gospel with those around the world.

Our business classes regularly visit local corporations within the Twin Cities to experience a variety of business organizations—Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, and non-profits.

Many business classes utilize a case study approach to gain real-world experience. At Northwestern, our small classes enable faculty to personally engage with you and pass on insights to thrive within a business environment, prepare for graduate programs, and serve the Lord in any profession.

If you have an interest in business with an appreciation for other cultures, the ability to learn a foreign language (Spanish or Chinese is recommended), and are interested in a career with multinational organizations that offer opportunities to travel, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will learn to think critically, work as a team, and make sound business decisions.

Some classes include:

  • Cost Accounting
  • International Business
  • Investments
  • History of East Asia
  • Human Resource Management
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...our business students learn to incorporate their faith into their work and to serve as the ethical compass. Because of this, they go into the business world with a foundation on which to approach not only business decisions but personal and social issues as well. This is in stark contrast to worldviews that reject absolute truth and the submission to a higher purpose.
Philip Vierling
Adjunct Instructor

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3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

651-631-5118

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