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Center for International Business and Development

401A Copeland Hall
Athens, OH 45701

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College of Business

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Athens, OH

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International Business  

In today’s global economy, all businesses–large and small–are affected by international competitors and events. Success in the global marketplace will depend on the ability of managers to understand the structures and processes that influence international business. The international business major is designed to provide this understanding and to develop the needed competencies of global business leaders.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the international business major are prepared to accept international assignments that arise during their career and pursue domestic postings that integrate a range of international and cross-cultural dimensions.

Opportunities in international business might include positions involving activities such as exporting and importing, international supply chain management, human resource management, international marketing and sales, international market analysis and entry, and work involving a range of governmental or nongovernmental organizations.



Special Features

We know that there is no substitute for hands-on experience, so the Ohio University College of Business established the Center for International Business. With the shift toward globalization in business, the College of Business recognized a need to provide students the skills and perspectives necessary to function in an increasingly diverse and complex global context. We recognize that the best way to grow that knowledge is through international and cross-cultural business experiences, the kind of experiences offered through the Center for International Business.

Our Faculty

Learn more about our international business faculty here.


Contact Us 

Ed Yost
Director, Center for International Business and Development Emerti Associate Professor of Management Systems
Copeland 401A


About the College of Business

The OHIO College of Business provides a unique combination of classroom learning and real-world experiences that give you an advantage. You are able to develop to your true potential and become a better business leader— the kind of effective decision-maker who is sought after in all sectors of business. When you leave the OHIO College of Business, you will be ready for the workforce. Beyond that, you’ll be poised to become one of the next generation of leaders, professionals, and academic business scholars. We summarize our approach in three words: learn, apply, transform.

Learn about yourself and your world through personalized coaching and mentoring. With a foundation of courses, outstanding teacher scholars and executives in residence, and ongoing development, the OHIO College of Business will help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Apply your knowledge through real-world experiences. Translate concepts from the classroom into real situations so you leave with practical experience in leadership, time management, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. You’ll develop the skills you need for the rest of your life through our unique Business Cluster, student organizations like SOX Fellows, and the Global Consulting Program.

Transform into one of the most sought after college graduates, poised for professional success. Employers are seeking students with leadership potential. The College of Business will provide you the broad knowledge that prepares you to be successful throughout your career, from your first job to the day of your retirement.


Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.