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Bachelor of Arts in Global Business

About the B.A. in Global Business Degree

The future of business is global, and Cedarville’s distinctly Christian global business major can help you take your place in the global marketplace. You will be equipped to serve customers in international markets as well to expand a local business globally. By combining business skill with a global perspective, you will graduate with an advantage in today’s tough job market. But more than just preparing you for a global career, your Cedarville global business degree will prepare you to make a Gospel impact through your vocation, wherever God leads you.

Why Study Global Business at Cedarville?

Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Program Highlights

Biblical integration – You will study biblical principles of excellence, stewardship, and servant leadership and use them to evaluate cultural values. 

Geographic focus area – Choose Asia, Middle East, Latin, or Western Europe as your geographic area of focus.

Business discipline specialization – Customize your degree by choosing a business discipline specialization: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology management, marketing, or sport management.

Cultural immersion – You will expand your language skills and cultural knowledge through a required study abroad experience.

What Can I Do with a BA in Global Business?

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 to Learn Outside the Classroom

Study abroad required experience will expand your cultural knowledge and improve your language skills as you fully immerse yourself in a different culture. Most students choose from one of the following opportunities:

  • Semester in Spain – Spend a semester in Valencia, Spain, fully immersed in the culture as you study. You’ll travel throughout Spain and other parts of Europe.
  • International Business Institute (IBI) – IBI is 10-week, 12-credit-hour academic summer program that offers a life-changing experience in business and culture as you visit Europe, Russia, India, and China. The program includes periods of study in the morning, followed by visits to major companies and cultural sites in the afternoons.
  • Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE) – CIEE offers study abroad programs in more than 40 countries and more than 150 subject areas.
  • Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) – CEA provides international education opportunities for students who are interested in exploring global issues abroad.

Internships with nonprofit or missions organizations — such as HOPE International or Samaritan’s Purse – will give you real-world experience globally.

Student Organizations – You can participate in student or professional organizations that will complement your global business coursework:

Global Focus

  • 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.
  • French Club – The French Club meets regularly at la Table de Français to practice speaking French outside the classroom. They also participate in culturally relevant activities, such as visiting a French-speaking church in Columbus, participating in French dinners, and fellowship and worship in French.
  • 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.
  • Spanish Club – The Spanish Club meets regularly to practice conversational Spanish. They participate in cultural activities, including ministry to local Hispanic churches, and host an annual Noche de Alabanza open to the entire student body.

Business Focus

  • 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.
  • 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.

Business Administration

Cedarville's School of Business teaches business through a biblical lens emphasizing excellence, stewardship, leadership, and Kingdom influence.

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Funds raised will be used for scholarships and emergency support for students and their families facing financial hardship because of the coronavirus.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 99% of 2018 graduates from the School of Business Administration were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville’s other placement rates.

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Family Business

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Student Consultants Help Companies Save Millions

The Lean Process Management class gives students the opportunity to look at a company’s processes to evaluate waste in terms of time, material, or movement, with the goal of helping that company work more efficiently and profitably.

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Internships Build Global Network

An increasing number of Cedarville students have chosen to go the extra thousand miles to pursue internships abroad.

Anne Rich, Professor of Accounting; Chuck Hartman, Associate Professor of Business Law and Accounting; and Paul Schloemer, Professor of Accounting

It All Adds Up

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Program Faculty

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Dan Sterkenburg, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of International Business

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  • Phone 937-766-7597
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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

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Global Business Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take core global studies and global business courses as well as courses in your chosen geographic focus area and business discipline specialization.

Sample courses:
  • Global Issues
  • International Business
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