Why study International Business at MC?
Are you ready to travel the world? Ready to experience life in foreign cultures? Ready to tackle the challenges of modern global business? All business today is global, or at least affected by global events, and so thinking globally is the first step in learning to navigate today’s competitive business world. You’ll be immersed in a curriculum that requires you to spend at least a full-semester abroad in one of more than 100 countries and to study, and hopefully, become fluent in, a foreign language. You’ll also study international politics, economics, history, religion, and culture, as well as all the business fundamentals of accounting, finance, management, and strategy. You’ll form close relationships with faculty that have lived and worked abroad, traveled widely, and who can enrich your education through project-based learning, hands-on application, and invaluable connections. Our International Business major meets the market demand for graduates with a global mind-set who are knowledgeable, highly skilled, and experienced.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
The Business Advisory Board at MC
Comprised of accomplished local business and community leaders, the Board meets twice a year to provide insight and input into the current challenges that organizations face in pursuit of success and effectiveness, particularly as those challenges relate to the knowledge and skill sets required of prospective employees. In turn, MC faculty respond to those challenges through curricular innovation and reform. Each meeting involves interaction with current students (such as presentations), keynote speakers, roundtable discussions and workshops.
Meet a current student
Jacob Roberts ’17
Hometown: Maryville, Tenn.
Because of the College’s partnership with Accenture, Jacob was able to secure an internship with Marriott International, which then later positioned him for work as an intern-buyer in the Purchasing Division of nearby DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., a Japan-based parts manufacturer for major automotive companies. Jacob also studied the manufacturing operations of companies like Volvo and IKEA during a semester abroad in Sweden. “The broad-based international business education I have received here has given me an appreciation of how organizational excellence can generate real and permanent value in our 21st-century world, and it has enabled me to understand how I can enhance efficiency and effectiveness within internationally dynamic firms,” he said.
Outcomes of Recent Grads
Peter Coats ’09
Currently: Director of Client Solutions at Korn Ferry in Salt Lake City, Utah
As a student, Peter took advantage of numerous college sponsored opportunities to travel, work and serve. He worked with InsideOut Development, a leadership development company, for four years after graduation. Now with Korn Ferry, Peter helps organizations align talent strategy with business strategy. “Our research shows that the No. 1 quality to hire for is ‘learning agility’ or the ability to learn from experience in a consistent systematic way and then apply that learning to perform successfully in new, first-time situations,” he said. “A degree in International Business from Maryville College does just that – it provides diverse, rapid-fire opportunities to gain experience in a variety of disciples, courses and countries that will separate you from other candidates competing for the same position.”
Radio Systems Corporation
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