Abi Van Nostrand
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:21pm
International Business

Business Across Borders

Saunders College of Business knows better than most- we now live in a global world. This is a reality that businesses across the globe can no longer deny. As an international business student at Rochester Institute of Technology, our four global campuses and study abroad programs allow you to gain the skills needed to facilitate international business relationships around the world.  

Saunders College is #1 in Western NY, ranking #62 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for "2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs", moving up two places from last year. These rankings are based upon assessment of business school leaders and considers the quality of the programs, faculty and facilities.

The international business program imparts a solid understanding of the global business environment, advanced language study, experiential education and elective coursework covering topics related to the field. You also have the flexibility to choose a co-major to ensure that you are getting a firm understanding in a functional business discipline that complements your international studies. Beyond this, you take a series of core business classes and have the opportunity to declare an immersion (a 3-course, liberal-arts based concentration) and minor (a 5-course concentration, at any of RIT's nine colleges).

Immerse in Another Culture

The international business program features coursework that goes in-depth on the conceptual frameworks needed to understand the international financial, political, and economic environment, and how that environment influences a firm’s strategy and performance. Students learn about other cultures in their elective courses and take an advanced language study in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Upon graduation, you are prepared to confidently make connections across various cultures. 

RIT is also home to a vastly diverse student population. You have the opportunity to learn beside students from all over the U.S. and more than 44 countries. 

Get Out There!

At Saunders, learning is hands-on. For international business students, this means that the world is your classroom. RIT spans the entire globe including campuses in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo, and China. As an international business major at RIT, you are able to study abroad without interrupting their coursework and have a chance to connect with nearly 125,000 RIT alumni worldwide. You are also guaranteed a cooperative education experience to ensure an applied, hands-on education. RIT has many resources available to students to fulfill co-ops domestically, as well as in foreign countries. That's right- RIT students often work in another country before they even have a degree! 

Saunders students also have access to many clubs and groups that help them in their pursuit of business knowledge including the Global Business GroupWomen in Business, and Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. 

The international business program at RIT prepares you to take on the entire world with confidence. Students leave prepared to make big decisions that cross borders and affect multiple cultures. If you want to make a global impact- Saunders is right for you. 


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