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Letitia Phillips, a Sault Ste. Marie native, Sault High graduate, and 2010 LSSU graduate, presented her paper "A Viability Study of the French Luxury Fashion Industry" at the 2010 Global Marketing Conference held in Tokyo in September. "The experience really pushed me to want to further my education," Phillips stated, noting that she plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration. Phillips graduated with three degrees: business administration-international business, business administration-management, and French studies.

Business Administration (International Business)

Developing a student’s ability to meet the challenges of the global business environment.

In the global world of business, trends show that companies will be smaller in size and increase their global reach for customers.

Preparing You

Lake Superior State University’s international business program prepares business executives, managers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow with the tools, content and experience necessary to succeed in the international business environment.

“A fundamental shift is occurring in the world today.”

Companies are faced with a world in which barriers to cross-border trade and investments are declining and distance is shrinking. This is a world where $3 trillion in foreign exchange transactions are made everyday and where $12.06 trillion of goods and $2.71 trillion of services are sold across national borders.

In the global world of business trends show that companies will be smaller in size and increase their global reach for customers.

LSSU-hosted model UN draws delegates from 15 universities throughout the
central U.S. and Canada.
LSSU-hosted model UN draws delegates from 15 universities throughout the
central U.S. and Canada.

The International Business major provides students at Lake Superior State University the highest level of exposure to international business topics and coursework to work or operate their own business in a global environment.

Students majoring in international business take eight major concentration courses in international business, courses in a target language, regional focus and an international experience. Students participate in an approved international experience, which involves study abroad, work experience, or internships.

In addition, students majoring in International Business are strongly encouraged to choose a minor in areas complementary to international business such as management, marketing, and economics.

A minor in International Business can become a powerful complement to the specialized business majors like accounting, finance/economics, management, and marketing. The minor consists of six courses in three operational functions of a company on the different aspects of international business. The synergies between the IB program and some of the specialized courses in your major, as well as the elective courses permit students to double count courses to complete a minor in international business.

Career Choices
  • Manager of International Division(s)
  • CEO/CFO of International Subsidiary Companies
  • Marketing Manager - International Sales
  • Public Relations Manager for International Operations
  • Distribution Manager - International Product Divisions

Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $37,682

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
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International Business

Noel Granger

"My goal is to find a school that suits my interests and has a student-teacher ratio that allows the teacher to know my name and have time for my questions. I would like to be able to sit in the front of the class and enjoy the knowledge around me."

After completing my first semester at LSSU, I feel like I have accomplished my goal of finding a small school that really cares about the education of their students. [ more ]

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