To apply pragmatic liberal education to the practice of international business and thereby prepare students to have meaningful careers and to contribute to society as they join a global community. Our guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.
Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution. Its mission has two components:
The Department of International Business offers a comprehensive, liberal arts based, interdisciplinary approach to the study of international business. Our mission is consistent with the Rollins mission. We are committed to:
To achieve this mission we have assembled an award-winning, interdisciplinary faculty, dedicated to excellence in teaching, engaged in instructional development activities, and committed to making intellectual contributions to their disciplines. The faculty comes from the fields of economics, politics, modern languages, and Crummer Graduate School of Business programs. Most department members hold joint appointments. Since this is an undergraduate program, the faculty tends to emphasize teaching and learning, program development, and new educational technologies, in addition to more traditional scholarship.
Students need a program that integrates international themes throughout the curriculum and teaches them how to succeed in global markets globally. We want our students to understand how the international business system works and how it affects countries, companies, and themselves. We believe it is desirable for our students to be able to look at international business institutions, processes, and events from both the objective perspective of the detached outsider and the subjective perspective of the active participant. We want our students to learn the broad range of liberal arts competencies necessary to understand, evaluate, and participate in the rapidly changing world of international business.
Increased knowledge and awareness
INB exposes students to a wide variety of business practices, customs, and cultures, but we want our students to know more than just business. We want them to develop cultural sensitivity, political awareness, and social responsibility.
INB helps students develop critical thinking, research, interpersonal communication, teamwork, speaking, writing, foreign language, quantitative, computer, business, management, and leadership skills. We want students to focus on acquiring skills and competencies.
INB helps students achieve personal growth and development though coursework, teamwork, international experiences, and internships. We want students to be able to learn from experience.
INB prepares students for a wide variety of careers in international business, government, law, and media. We want students to understand that a liberal arts based international business major is good preparation for a variety of careers.
Required international experience.
INB allows students to take advantage of Rollins programs in Australia, England, Spain, Hong Kong and special programs in France, Argentina, Germany, Guatemala, Jamaica, and more than 20 other locations world wide.
INB gives students the opportunity to apply what they learn immediately by undertaking an international internship.
The department offers a major in International Business, a minor in Business, a minor in Sustainable Development (in cooperation with Environmental Studies), and preparation for the 3-2 MBA program (in cooperation with the Crummer Graduate School of Business) providing out students with a wide range of options.
Our students are exposed to a broader variety of ideas and perspectives as we provide a business degree in the Arts & Science College. We emphasize sensitivity to international contexts, critical thinking and evaluation of general business principles. We have a special emphasis on international where we educate our students for international citizenship and responsible leadership for a successful business careers. Our program is based on the belief that international business is developing into a 'functional' business field (like accounting, communication, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, management, marketing, operations, or strategy).
We focus on these areas: