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International Business

The world has never been more connected. In any given day, business executives in Baltimore could be on video calls with clients and colleagues in Asia, Europe, and South America. Though the languages and cultures may differ, money talks and moves the global economy forward.  

Degree Types
Distinctive Requirements
Senior Capstone
Total credits

McDaniel College's International Business degree program will prepare you to tackle global business challenges. With courses spanning from international trade to economic theory, you'll learn the fundamentals and how to navigate business cultures abroad. In an increasingly connected world, the world economy provides endless opportunities, if you know what to look for.

Through the common language of business, the successful entrepreneurs of the future will need to understand the workings of and the roles played by international trade, comparative advantage, tariffs, subsidies, cartels, energy production, and climate change. Both for the individual and for society, there is great benefit to be had in understanding the international environment and economy, which students with an International Business degree will have by the time they graduate from McDaniel.

Future Career Paths

Given McDaniel’s proximity to the Port of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., graduates from the International Business program will be well situated to participate in world trade with an informed understanding of the fundamentals and nuances of international business.

Graduate School Partnerships

McDaniel undergraduate students who decide to pursue these new degree options would apply in their junior year and would complete two graduate courses during their senior year.

Graduate School Partnership Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 Program Provides Option to earn Joint Degree

Through a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, McDaniel students have the opportunity to earn a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree from both institutions.

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Graduate School Partnership Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Preferred Admission to Four Master’s Degree Programs

McDaniel College and Duquesne University have formed a new partnership that gives McDaniel undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration department, as well as eligible alumni, preferred admission to four master’s degree programs at Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

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Distinctive Courses

BUA 2101 – Global Markets and Marketing

Addresses issues in the strategy, organization, marketing, and management of companies in the global market. Case studies will develop analytical and decision-making skills while highlighting the reality of environmental uncertainties in a global context.

IDS 2037 – The Intercultural Workplace

A foundation for understanding the importance of culture on global business through the study of comparative values and cultural differences, as well as verbal and nonverbal communication patterns.

ECO 3318 - European Economic History

Examine various issues in the evolution and development of the European economy from the middle ages to the early 20th century. Central topics to be explored include trends in population and income growth, agricultural productivity and land redistribution, industrialization, and the evolution of international monetary arrangements.

ECO 3306 – International Finance

A detailed investigation of: balance of payments accounting, FX markets and various theories of exchange rate determination, the macroeconomic aspects of trade in goods and capital, open-economy macroeconomic policy, the international monetary system, and the role of international organizations like the World Bank and IMF.

International Business Program Requirements

The McDaniel Commitment in Action

The McDaniel Commitment—a series of opportunities guaranteed to all students—provides enhanced mentoring and coaching, and ensures every undergraduate student completes at least two meaningful experiential learning opportunities.

Special Opportunities

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Global Fellows Program

The Global Fellows program is a three-year program that is open to freshmen and is designed to enhance their understanding of global issues, develop heightened intercultural competency and cultivate the skills and attitudes important to leading successful lives in a global context. The Global Fellows program is in conjunction with the college's office of Global Initiatives, which expands McDaniel's commitment to international education through academic programming, globally-themed extracurricular activities, and innovative approaches to travel learning, such as study abroad, as well as global experiential and civic engagement opportunities. 

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REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE National Security Fellows Program

Cyber attacks. Pandemics. Hurricanes. Terrorism. Wildfires. Civil unrest. As threats to national security increasingly invade American lives, the need for professionals in every field with the knowledge and analytical skills to respond to these risks has never been greater. Paired with your major, McDaniel’s new National Security Fellows Program prepares you to meet this need head on, giving you an edge in a surging market of high-paying jobs in private corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies alike. 


Jennifer Wuamett '87 McDaniel College alumna

Alumni Spotlight Jennifer Wuamett ’87

“Whether negotiating deals, protecting or enforcing intellectual property rights or managing compliance issues, it’s important not to be intimidated by the technology that is at the heart of everything,” Jennifer Waumett '87. And Wuamett, who spends a significant amount of time traveling internationally in her role, has embraced the opportunities to learn about the rest of the world. “I really do love working in a global environment, getting to see and learn about people from different cultures,” she says. “All the things that we have in common and that are different … that’s what makes the world such an interesting place.”