International Business

A World of Opportunity

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in International Business is a program designed for the globally-minded student interested in practicing business cross-culturally.

A degree in international business prepares students for careers with companies and organizations that operate within a global context. Jobs are available around the world — either with companies based in the U.S. that have international operations or with foreign companies.

Olivet offers a wide spectrum of in-class education and experience outside the classroom — from opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and more, to taking on a minor in a foreign language.

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Considering International Business?

International Business is ideal for those who possess the following characteristics and skills:

  • Natural Interest in Different Cultures
  • Efficient Communicator and Listener
  • Open to Studying Abroad
  • Professional Demeanor
  • Well Rounded View of Business
International Business Careers

International banking, international sales, interpretation and translation services, international real estate, international trader, international shipping, international e-commerce

Study Abroad

International Business Institute

The Institute is designed to give students in Economics, Business, and related areas a distinctive opportunity for a term of study that incorporates the international dimension in these fields. The summer program is 10 weeks in length and includes several periods of significant residence in key locations as well as coordinated visits and presentations in the major political and economic centers of Europe, India and China.

Program Overview


Students have many opportunities to earn the certifications that set them apart from other college graduates. With these certifications, they will find many career doors open to them. Olivet is one of only 10 Illinois schools offering SAP certifications. SAP is the worldwide market leader in enterprise applications software. Other certificate opportunities include: certified public and managerial accountant, certified financial planner, CPA certifications, and various Microsoft certifications.

Degree Requirements

International Business places heavy emphasis on global business, tackling topics such as financial management, foreign-trade policy, strategic investment, human resources management and international marketing. Olivet’s program offers a study abroad opportunity giving each student an incredible experience that will provide them with a competitive edge for their future career.

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Quality Assurance

The School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University is preparing students for success in their chosen careers. Employers are underscoring the value of Olivet graduates in the workplace, specifically because of their integrity and skills in communication and problem solving. Alumni continue to report on the excellent jobs they are landing and promotions they are receiving.

Making Connections

IBI Program

The International Business Institute is a 10-week summer program offered through Olivet, that allows students to travel to 13 different countries while gaining hands-on experience with different international organizations. IBI provides support for broader global perspectives and global skill development for both students and faculty.


The Multi-Ethnic Relations Club exists to promote ethnic awareness and unity within the Olivet community. MERC allows McGraw’s business students to celebrate and embrace diversity by bringing awareness to the uniqueness of different cultures within the student body.

Foreign Language Opportunities

At Olivet, students are given the opportunity to study Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. Spanish speaking students are encouraged to volunteer within the Kankakee community and school systems as translators for Hispanic families. For more information, contact Nancy Bonilla.

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