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Bachelor of Arts in Global Business

About the B.A. in Global Business Degree

Cedarville’s distinctly Christian global business major will equip you to serve customers in international markets and teach you how to expand your local business globally. But more than just preparing you for the global marketplace, your Cedarville degree will equip you to make a Gospel impact through your vocation, wherever God leads you.

Global Business Program Highlights

Our comprehensive program of cultural immersion and language training, coupled with a geographic focus and business-discipline concentration, will prepare you to apply biblical principles of excellence, stewardship, servant leadership, and humility to your global future.

The global business major is designed for students who are interested in understanding the various socioeconomic and political factors that affect international businesses.

Outcomes for Global Business Majors

You will find many career opportunities in international business. Your bachelor’s degree in global business could lead you to exciting careers such as:

  • Business as Mission (BAM) Start-up
  • Global Financial Analyst
  • International Human Resource Specialist
  • International Sales and Marketing
  • International Supply Chain Manager
  • Multinational Enterprise (MNE)

Our global business program graduates have followed many opportunities including companies with global operations, business as missions, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and local firms. Our graduates are working at many privately owned companies and large banking institutions as well as attending respected graduate studies, including law school.

Opportunities for Global Business Majors

Internships — Internships give our students real-world experience in the global business field, including:

  • African Business Network — African Business Network is a registered Enterprise Development Non-Governmental Organization that specializes in the provision of capacity building programs for micro- and small enterprise.
  • AYC: Opportunity to Teach in China — The Ameson Year in China is a program for recent college graduates seeking to expand their horizons and develop a global vision using their natural asset – English.
  • China Internship Program — CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented, and hardworking students and graduates for its China internship programs.
  • International Media Sales (Work Abroad) — This experience will allow to combine travel and living abroad, international business, sales, marketing, and career networking.
  • Internship Abroad — We place students in internships across all sectors in Latin America, Madrid, and London all year round. Example roles include political internships with the Colombian government.
  • Research Assistant (National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations) — The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington, D.C., summer internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students a 10-week international experience.

Integrated Business Core (IBC) — The two-semester program that allows students to integrate classroom learning with practical business experience. As part of the IBC, students present a business plan and loan proposal to local financial professionals in order to obtain necessary funding for their startup venture.

Student Organizations — Students can choose to participate in student or professional organizations:

  • Enactus — Enactus is an organization that provides our students the opportunity to make a difference, develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.
  • Financing Hope — Dedicated to the promotion of inner city projects and international Business As Mission. Main project is the SafeHarbor House in Springfield, Ohio, working with women at risk. International projects in India with microfinance.
  • German Club — Promotes the use of the German language and increases the knowledge and appreciation of German culture to advance awareness of missions.
  • International Justice Mission — International Justice Mission (IJM) promotes awareness on campus about issues of injustice around the globe, particularly those issues addressed by the International Justice Mission based in Washington, D.C.
  • Model United Nations — Cedarville’s Model United Nations team helps prepare future delegates through intense collaboration and negotiation at regional and national competitions, during which delegates represent the foreign policy of other countries.
  • Rusal Salaam — Promotes the general awareness of the Islamic religion and a biblically based approach to engaging Muslims through ministry.
  • Societé de Français — Promotes the use of the French language and increases the knowledge and appreciation of French culture to advance awareness of missions.
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) — SHRM is an organization for students interested in human resources and labor relations.
  • Spanish Club — Provides opportunities to practice language skills and learn about cultures through extracurricular activities.
  • Student Leadership Team (SLT) — The SLT serves the School of Business Administration by building community among students and faculty, fostering relationships, and planning and executing events and programs.
  • Women in Business — Women in Business is an organization dedicated to helping women in professions learn more about reaching goals in careers, at home, and in service.
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Study Abroad

Enhance your global business degree by participating in one of Cedarville’s exciting study abroad opportunities. You’ll experience different cultures and begin to understand your place in the world.

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Program Faculty

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Dan Sterkenburg, M.B.A. (ABD)

Asst Dean Bus Admin Grad Studies / Associate Professor of International Business

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Global Business Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take core business courses with a focus on global issues.

Sample courses:
  • International Business
  • Global Issues
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