International Business

Course Information

Program Overview

Today’s markets are more interdependent and global than ever before. Assumption’s international business program offers core business courses complemented by Assumption’s strong offerings in the liberal arts, which extend from languages and literature to geography, philosophy, and political science. This valuable combination helps students gain the intense business knowledge and broad-based cultural awareness they need to work effectively in various environments with colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Other opportunities like study abroad and internship opportunities make international business an exciting study option. People with second language skills can leverage these skills in their career development.


Assumption’s major in international business prepares students to succeed and excel in that increasingly global marketplace by developing a broad range of knowledge. The international business curriculum includes 8 or 9 business courses, 6 specific liberal arts courses (including 1 or 2 language courses), and 3 elective liberal arts courses that enhance your cultural literacy. This interdisciplinary program provides students with solid business background in accounting, marketing, and other topics, and in-depth study of international management, business strategy, Asian business practices, modern Europe, or the study of international relations.


To earn a minor in international business, students must take 7 business courses, including 1 management course, 1 marketing course, 1 accounting course and 4 electives. An international business minor studies the conduct of business across borders and develops the ability to create value internationally and complements a variety of liberal arts studies.

Internship Blogs

Nov 24, 2015
Working at Country Junkie Nation has allowed me to execute the communication and marketing skills that I have leaned in my classes in a real world setting, and has also provided an in-depth look at an entrepreneurial setting. Working closely with the co-founders of the company allows me to bounce ideas off of them and receive immediate feedback. The open communication throughout the company has proven to be the perfect setting for advancing my skills.
Nov 16, 2015
The Office of Communications is the information hub for the Assumption College community; their functions include: developing press relations, interviewing guests, publishing news stories on Assumption’s website, and populating social media.
Nov 16, 2015
At Assumption College Athletics we follow a process to ensure an event reaches the highest level of marketing success. I meet every week with the Assistant Director of Athletics, Directors of Marketing, the Director of Communication, another intern, and students from the sports marketing class. The diversity of backgrounds provides a very open and productive discussion during our meetings. I find this type of meeting to be a good experience with high creativity levels and collaborative planning.
Nov 16, 2015
As the operations intern, the primary event that I was fortunate to work on was the Way of Nonviolence event. We hosted a dinner at Union Station, which included a dialogue with a Right Livelihood Award recipient. My tasks included: getting a reporter to the event, giving presentations about the event to different groups, as well as writing a press release and dispersing it to local news channels. This event meant so much to me because I was given the responsibility to achieve these tasks, and I was able to participate in it all coming together in a meaningful event.
Nov 12, 2015
As an intern, I have observed how a tactical plan gets executed from start to finish: from the beginning research stage, where I contribute most heavily by auditing online content as well as compiling databases through Microsoft Excel, all the way to the implementation stage, where new materials are rolled out to better market our graduate programs. I greatly value being able to learn from and gain feedback from my supervisor in this process.

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