Going Global

Stonehill’s international business major leverages an interdisciplinary curriculum coupled with international experiences to prepare students for a globally competitive economy. 

The International Business program in Stonehill's  Global Business, Operations, & Strategy Department and Meehan School of Business features an interdisciplinary curriculum that melds classes in business disciplines and liberal arts courses, arming students with a broad base of knowledge. 

Whether profit, nonprofit or governmental organizations, employers want individuals who can: 

  • Succeed in assignments abroad 
  • Interact with multinational counterparts in other parts of the world from a domestic base 
  • Manage the interaction with the multicultural domestic population here 

Through this program, students will develop unique business skills and broad cultural awareness. 

AACSB Accredited

Stonehill’s business program is accredited by AACSB International, placing us within an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than 6% of the world’s business schools.

Develop Skills to Standout in a Globally Competitive Environment 

International Experience Requirement

International business students are required to complete an international experience through study abroad, an international internship or foreign language immersion experience and show proficiency in a foreign language.

International Business Internship Program

International business majors are encouraged to participate in multiple internships. Places where past students have interned include:

  • Bullhorn
  • Collaborative Consulting
  • Eastern Bank
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Pioneer Institute
  • PUMA
  • Swiss Re


  • MCI Ovation Group: event planning


  • Grant Thornton
  • ISM Capital
  • Munich Underwriting/Lloyds Syndicate
  • Rainbow Trust Fundraising
  • Watkins Yacht Management
  • Zoe & Morgan Jewelry


  • Fundacion par las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE)
  • La Fundacion Deporte Joven

Recent Accolades

Organizations involved in assessing U.S. colleges and universities continually cite Stonehill as being among the best in the nation when it comes to value, outcomes and a commitment to making the world a better place. See full list of accolades.

Sample Courses

International Business

BUS 336
This course introduces the students to the economic, political, and cultural environments affecting international business. In addition, the influence of government on trade, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange, export and import strategies, and the impact of multinational enterprises will be discussed. Students will also be exposed to the comprehensive set of dynamics that comprise international business decision environments and will learn to evaluate alternative courses of action in a global setting. Particular emphasis will be placed on areas of current importance. Extensive use of cases and readings.

Business Ethics: Moral Perspectives and Business Decisions

BUS 334
Examines moral perspectives for business and firms, and applies them to real world phenomena. Focuses on the business decisions to embrace ethical consideration and provide social impacts. Extensive use of case discussion and team assignments. Topics include ethical reasoning, stakeholder management, corporate governance, socially responsible investment, environmental sustainability, and moral issues in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing.

Multinational Corporate Finance

BUS 425
Study and understanding of financial management in an international business setting. This course discusses the concepts and techniques of international financial risk management, using currency hedging techniques, international investment decisions, and international money markets and financing decisions. Using lecture, discussions, and readings, the course provides a framework to evaluate international business transactions.

Where Our Graduates Work 

Stonehill’s international business graduates go on to work at a range of notable organizations. Continue exploring where Stonehill graduates work.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students in academic degree and career decisions; applying to graduate school; and finding internships, mentors and postgraduate service opportunities.

International Business Specific Career Resources 

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions
  • Annual career fairs
  • Various industry-specific career lunches
  • “How to Market Your International Experience” workshop

Outside Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree With a Master's Degree in Business

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as little as four years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in marketing or data analytics.

Research Opportunities

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Recent example

  • Myron Inglis ’14, who majored in International Business, worked with Professor Jennifer Swanson on “An Exploration of the Relationship Between Microfinance and Government Policies.” Their research was focused on determining what role the government plays in supporting microfinance.

With the world becoming ever so interconnected, it is important to understand different cultural, political and economic points of view. The flexibility of the interdisciplinary aspect to International Business allowed me to explore my interests in these areas and more.

International Business Honor Society Affiliations

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society recognizing business excellence.

Lambda Epsilon Sigma

Stonehill’s campus-wide honor society, Lambda Epsilon Sigma, recognizes students from all areas of study. Students who have demonstrated a well-rounded thirst for knowledge are invited to apply.

Contact Information

Jennifer A. Swanson

Professor of International Business, Chair of the Department of Global Business, Operations & Strategy

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