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Earning your BS in International Business from the Stiller School immerses you in a curriculum that emphasizes sound business fundamentals within the context of globalization. Through a comprehensive approach to project-based learning led by expert faculty, a degree in International Business will help you develop a framework to increase your cultural literacy and broaden your perspective. Flexible elective credits allow you to customize your degree through adding a minor, creating the highly specialized skill-set that employers seek.
According to Ashridge's Developing the Global Leader of Tomorrow, a report of their global survey of CEOs and senior executives determined that "The global leader of tomorrow needs to understand the changing business context—82% of those polled say senior executives need to understand the business risks and opportunities of social, political, cultural and environmental trends." Champlain's International Business program provides you with the changing contexts of globalization and the tools to analyze and evaluate opportunities and risks in the international marketplace.
Our Upside-Down Curriculum gets you started in your International Business courses in your first year, and culminates with a semester-long live client research project in your College Capstone. In a true teamwork setting, you will collaborate on real-life projects, as you help for-profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes identify international target-market opportunities and challenges, develop import-export strategies, and build short- and long-term business plans for international growth. You'll also develop analytical frameworks to examine the socioeconomic and cultural forces and issues that affect any international endeavor.
In our forward-thinking Integrated Business Experience (IBE), all incoming Robert P. Stiller School of Business students are immersed in a working business simulation to develop an understanding of the inter-relationships of all business disciplines. This cross-business education answers the marketplace demand for graduates with demonstrable knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in all realms of business. Learn more about our Integrated Business Experience. Learn more about the Integrated Business Experience.
There's no better way to grasp diverse culture and develop a global perspective than spending a semester studying abroad. That's why we've worked with your curriculum as an international business major to support up to a year of international study, while still allowing you to graduate in four years. You can combine an internship with a semester studying abroad at one of our international campuses in Montreal, Canada, or in Dublin, Ireland, or take advantage of one of our Global Partners, offering study-abroad sites in Auckland, New Zealand; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ifrane, Morocco; and Shanghai, China. You can also study virtually anywhere in the world through one of our Third Party Programs. Explore our study abroad options.
As an International Business student, you will also pursue one of our many minors, adding breadth and depth to your education and an extra element to impress employers. Many students choose to minor in Global Studies, Data Analytics, Environmental Policy, Finance or minor in a foreign language to complement your study abroad experience. See what minors you can add to your degree at Champlain. Take a look at all the minors we have to offer.
The Robert P. Stiller School of Business sent 25 students to Shanghai in 2016 for an international internship, courtesy of a $200,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation. This opportunity provided our students with the chance to gain both international and professional work experience, as well as valuable cultural and language skills at the prestigious Fudan University—with little out of pocket expense. Learn more about the Freeman Foundation Grant.
Burlington, Vermont has a vibrant international business scene full of innovative companies, including Dealer.com, Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry's and Burton Snowboards, which trade internationally. Many Vermont companies trade with businesses in Canada, China, Taiwan and Japan, and more foreign companies are investing in the State. Through Stiller School's hands-on educational approach, we will connect you with trade diplomats, ambassadors and executives through alliances with federal, state and local business and trade organizations. Plus, Burlington is the biggest city in this small state, which means more connections with growing organizations through class and client projects.