A degree in business, accounting, economics or international business will prepare you to join the workforce or to pursue an advanced degree in business or law school.
Students in the Baker Organization Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program research the organizations where they serve as interns and then present their experience before judges who award a cash prize. Read More
Alan Grant, professor of business and economics, won the Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award, which honors innovative teaching at the introductory level. Read More
Students are encouraged to pursue research and present it at the Missouri Valley Economics Association.
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Students in Baker's business policy class placed in the top 9% nationally on the ETS Major Field Test for business majors. Senior Eric Hendricks scored in the top 3%. Read More
Lowell Jacobsen, Rhodes Professor of International Business, received the Mike Wood Presidential Citation of Merit in recognition of his service to the International Relations Council. Read More
World-class faculty, top students and an innovative curriculum are the hallmarks of Baker's Business and Economics Department.
Bachelor's Degree in International Business
Baldwin City Campus
In an age of globalization and ever-changing capabilities in technology and communication, the concept of a local business becomes more obsolete. Businesses and industries are constantly looking for international ventures, and with a degree in international business, you will have skills that qualify you to participate in and lead such global endeavors.
The base of the international business degree is a solid foundation in business. Through hands-on work within small groups in and out of the classroom, we teach you the fundamentals of business before applying those principles to real-life situations, culminating in the capstone course, Business Policy, in which you will research and analyze a real corporation before preparing a proposal for business improvement. Our curriculum focuses on rational approaches to business, problem solving and awareness of business environments. We emphasize the ethical and social responsibilities of the modern businessperson.
As a major in international business, you will be introduced to global industry, trade and economics with opportunities for in-depth study in these fields. Students are required to study a foreign language, increasing your ability to communicate internationally. Students are encouraged to study or complete an internship abroad, giving you a look at foreign cultures and industries.
An invaluable companion to the business curriculum is Baker’s general education program. Through coursework in numerous subjects, you learn not only facts and theories. You learn how to learn, how to continue learning throughout life and how to adjust as society and industry change, which is a vital skill for any businessperson. You will leave with the confidence to succeed in your first job and to adjust with each subsequent professional pursuit.
Baker's accounting, business and international business majors offered on the Baldwin City campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Baker is one of a select number of schools to be accredited by the association. Baker’s recent employment placement rate is 99 percent (80% employed; 19% pursued advanced degree.)
The Department of Business and Economics is committed to excellence. The accounting, business and international business majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences on the Baldwin City campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).