- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
Today, almost every business in the United States is international in some manner, and there’s no better time to explore a career in international business and economics at Mount Union. In this program, you’ll acquire an overall understanding of business organizations and develop a deeper grasp of the special challenges that international operations present. You’ll explore the impact of politics, different cultures and international diplomacy on the opportunities available to the world’s corporations.
A unique aspect of international business is the need to understand and adapt to the culture and business customs of others. So, you’ll pair your business studies with a minor in any one of the foreign languages offered at Mount Union and broaden your perspective about other cultures through a study abroad experience, earning at least six credits in an international university. This educational experience will truly prepare you for a number of rewarding careers.
- International trade
- International economy
- Import compliance
Graduates may also be interested in transnational public and private organizations, such as multinational corporations, banks, shipping firms and air transportation.