International Business: Accounting
You know accounting is the field for you and you understand that today all business is international business. The demand for international business graduates is greater than ever and expected to increase. Accounting in any organization – local, national, or global – is affected by decisions, trends, and events overseas.
Bryant’s International Business program is ranked No. 3 by College Factual/USA Today. The curriculum is globally focused from your first semester on campus. Our program is one of the few in the country to offer concentrations in business functions including accounting, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Expert faculty collaborate to help you develop a global perspective and a fundamental cultural knowledge of the world. You’ll understand the relevance of complex international issues faced by managers of multinational companies and the role of technology in business, especially as it relates to globalization.
Real projects, real companies, real experience
Before you graduate, you’ll have a strong theoretical foundation in international business. You will also have the unique experience of applying theories to a real-world situation through a senior year practicum. This intense project might pair you as a member of a team of students with a local business owner who wants to sell products in the United Arab Emirates, and a faculty member whose former career was overseeing the growth of a Chilean multinational forest products firm.
In the end, you’ll see your hard work make a difference, and the experience is one that prospective employers will want to hear about.
Bryant’s International Business/Accounting program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of this critical functional area of concentration. You’ll also become proficient in a second language and study abroad, where you can practice your language skills, deepen your global perspective, and immerse yourself in a different culture. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running – in whatever country you decide to call home.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
A Bachelor of Science in International Business opens doors to a wide variety of professional careers, including: international securities analysis, economic development banking, monetary policy and research, trade insurance, overseas communication, international trade and development, export/import banking, international finance, technology transfer, and more. Our graduates are also accepted into prestigious graduate programs and law schools worldwide.
International Business faculty
Bryant’s International Business faculty members hail from diverse cultures and have attained the highest credentials in their fields of study from top universities in the United States. Many have rich work experience with well-known multinational companies. They include a former investment manager for the state economic and trade committee in China, a professor whose research won Best International Paper from the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management, and a management professor who has taught in MBA and executive MBA programs in 14 countries. The faculty brings this global mindset into the classroom, adding a vital dimension to student learning and success.
Turning internship into job offer
Margaret Wong ‘14
Path: International Business (Accounting, Global Supply Chain Management), Chinese
“I’ve learned how to problem solve. I’ve learned how to think on my toes,” says Margaret Wong ’14. In summer 2013, she interned in Houston, TX, with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest of the Big Four accounting firms. Wong spent the previous summer in Shanghai, China, where she worked as a supply chain intern for manufacturing company Kohler. One of the main advantages of working at PwC this summer is the possibility of a job offer, not to mention a company paid trip to Disney World. “The treat interns very well…and having a job lined up throughout senior year [is] very important,” says Wong.