ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study International Business at Goucher?
The international business minor supplements and strengthens other majors by broadening the geographic context of the major and/or by providing greater depth to language and area studies majors by enabling students to understand the business and economic activities occurring within a given region. The concentration within the business management major requires 12 credit hours of electives that must consist of heavily international content.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
National economies are merging into an interdependent global economic system. With foundations in economic theory and core business functions, students study the global environment for international business, how firms become and remain international in scope, how to successfully negotiate international business relationships, cross-cultural management, etc. A number of semester-long and intensive three-week, study-abroad opportunities are particularly fitting for international-business students.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
This program trains students to develop analytical and effective communication skills within the framework of a strong liberal arts curriculum. Students are introduced to and expected to practice individual and collective decision making, macro- and micro-level organizational skills, leadership and motivation techniques, and quality control through checks and balances.
Major & Minor Program Contacts
International Business concentration and minor: David Grossman
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
David Grossman, Associate Professor of Business Management: international business, marketing, strategic management
Nancy Hubbard, Miriam Katowitz (’73) Endowed Chair in Management and Accounting, Business Management: human resource management, environmental management, ethics, international business
Victor Ricciardi, Assistant Professor of Business Management: financial management, behavioral finance, statistics
Opportunities & Internships
Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain
experience. Explore internships and credit options.
Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Development
Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study
to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students
have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.
Major & Career Exploration
Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step
process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students
have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.
A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students
can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CDO Job Search page.
Graduate & Professional School
Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CDO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.