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International Business

International Business DEPARTMENT

Dr. Robert Stoll, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

2013-2014 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2015-2016 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

Dr. Khushwant Pittenger
Professor of Management , Robert S. Jepson Jr. Chair in Business Administration, Director of COBE Internships
204, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5219 /
Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany
Professor of International Business, Burton D. Morgan Chair in Business Enterprise
228, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5956 /

International Business Program

Becoming a Global Business Leader

Do you enjoy traveling and are you interested in diversity and world cultures? The International Business program at Ashland University might be for you.

Our International Business program combines a solid core of business courses with classes in international business/culture, international marketing, global finance, global management, international economics, and foreign languages for a diverse education you can apply globally.

What to Expect in the International Business Program

The demand for professionals who can work in international settings will continue to increase as companies expand their global markets. As an International Business major at Ashland University, you’ll be challenged to think globally and develop an awareness of the culture, political, and economic aspects of business so you’re equipped to be an invaluable asset in any global business venture.

International Business Program Benefits

This program prepares you to work for a foreign corporation or serve as an international business specialist for an American company. You can expect:

  • To learn skills required to work in the global marketplace
  • Small class sizes with individualized attention
  • Access to an interdisciplinary faculty with real-world experience in global business
  • To further your global experience with unique study abroad opportunities in Taiwan, France, and the Netherlands

Core Curriculum

This program features a curriculum focused on international business models combining management, languages, economics, and political science for international opportunities. You’ll learn about international relations and how finance policies affect business decisions for a well-rounded global education.

Sample courses include:

  • Foreign Language
  • International Business Culture
  • Business Communication

Student Involvement

International Business Career Outlook

Average Career Salary


Anticipated Career Growth

An internship or position with the U.S. Government may be ideal for those who have an interest in foreign affairs or international economics and business. The Foreign Service Act of 1980 designated four official foreign affairs offices within the U.S. Government: the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS).

Career Opportunities

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Customs Broker
  • Export Sales Representative
  • Foreign Trade Consultant
  • Global Sourcing Specialist
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Investment Specialist
  • International Trader
  • Marketing Representative
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Research Analyst

Counseling Services