Dr. Marion M. White, Director
Phone: (540) 568-3231
Location: Zane Showker Hall, Room 435
I. Clarke, S. Elwood, S. Gallagher, R. Horn, Q. Liu, R. Jerome, M. Rosser
H. Sono, M. White
D. Parker, D. Zisk
The mission of the Program of International Business is to provide nationally competitive undergraduate education in the study of international business. The program is cross disciplinary and designed to prepare students for participation in organizations that require a broad business perspective, applicable skills in global business and an understanding of the complexity of the globalized world. The program also prepares students for graduate programs in business and related fields.
- To provide a strong foundation in the international implications for the business disciplines.
- To develop students' cultural understanding through course work and a required semester abroad.
- To enable students to gain proficiency in a second language.
- To enable students to develop extensive knowledge of a specific region of the world related to the second language.
- To develop students' competencies in addressing specific managerial issues related to international business, such as ethical considerations, managing foreign exchange risk, managing a multicultural work force, etc.
- To facilitate students' continuing development of written and oral communication skills.
- Consumer marketing and business-to-business marketing, including sales, consumer relations and market analysis.
- Consulting, including management analysis, strategic planning, expansion overseas and market entry strategies.
- Marketing research, including database management and account analysis.
- Corporate finance, financial analyst, project management, junior analyst-finance, planning and administration.
- Capital management, credit manager, assistant treasurer – funds flow and risk management.
- Banking and financial institutions, lending officer and marketing officer.
- Foreign commercial service officer in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Careers that require analytic acumen and the ability to adapt quickly to diverse and changing environments.
Co-curricular Activities and Organizations
International Business Club. This student club is open to all JMU students. It sponsors speakers, informational sessions and social events.
Epsilon Chi Omicron. This organization, founded in 1987 at JMU, is the international honor society for international business. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize scholarly achievement. Membership requires an outstanding academic record while at JMU.
Madison Marketing Association. This student club is affiliated with the American Marketing Association, a national marketing association for marketing professionals, faculty and students. MMA is open to all JMU students. MMA is comprehensive with its marketing programming and offers students information and activities in direct marketing, retailing and marketing management.
Pi Sigma Epsilon. This is a professional fraternity, which focuses on programming and extracurricular experiences in marketing, personal selling and sales management.
Financial Management Association. FMA is an organization designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the financial arena.