Skip to main
Student in business suit at conference table on Interviewing Day.

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.  

Mortarboard
Degree Types
Heart
Distinctive Requirements
Senior Capstone
Calculator
Total credits

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.

Future Career Paths

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

Distinctive Courses

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.

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.

Want to see more courses? Select your program of interest below.

Special Opportunities

Budapest city scene.

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. 

Jennifer Wuamett '87 McDaniel College alumna

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.”

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.