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International Business with Language and Culture, Bachelor

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University Heights, OH, United States
The students of the International Business with Language and Culture program from John Carroll University gather the experience and skills needed to make strategic decisions and to understand how the business world works on a global scale.  
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In your world, the daily drama of business — the tension between opportunity, innovation and competition — plays out on a global stage. In this ecosystem, growth favors companies that make learning — identifying scarce expertise, talent and insights — the number one priority.

Likewise, employers favor graduates who possess nuanced and detailed knowledge of local culture. Succeeding in international business requires deep self-awareness, intense curiosity and humility — traits and habits fostered when studying business at a Jesuit university.

In the past, business viewed culture mainly as a physical boundary or logistical obstacle to overcome. Large multinational businesses from dominant countries could assume that local leadership and talent would defer to US and European headquarters, and that competition would mainly come from other foreign entrants, not locally based entities. And few worried about sustainability as a shared concern.                                                                      

Today, the world has grown more flat and interdependent. Boler International Business with Language and Culture students, faculty and alumni recognize that transcending one’s cultural perspective and learning how every aspect of business — and life — is done in different contexts is more essential today than ever before.

Sometimes, the business challenge involves adjusting a product menu to fit local tastes. For example, Dunkin Donuts or Coke fine tune recipes or select community investments based on location.

In other cases, local knowledge informs strategies seeking universal appeal, as when Airbnb and the World Wildlife Fund launch global social campaigns aimed at bridging distance and differences.

In every instance, technology and big data are accelerating the pace of change.

In an increasingly interdependent world economy, a proficiency in a second language and culture is crucial to excel in the commerce, politics, and society of today’s global marketplace. As a major of the International Business with Language and Culture program from John Carroll University, you will focus course work, study abroad and internship experiences on one of at least three general areas:

  • international marketing (analysis, development, and promotion)
  • international logistics and supply chain management
  • international financial management

Job Outlook

Potential employers include a wide variety of organizations:

  • consulting firms
  • NGOs
  • companies providing international services
  • multinational companies

You may work across a full range of functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and logistics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

Combining language and culture with business in both course work and experiential activities produces students who are well prepared for the unique challenges and problems encountered in international business. You will graduate with a set of highly valued tools:

  • proficiency in a second language and culture
  • understanding of, and, appreciation for, cultural variations in behaviors and values
  • an ability to analyze international business contexts (e.g., markets, financial arrangements, currencies, transactions)
  • an ability to analyze change, risk, and uncertainty, and how change will affect the performance of people, products, and organizations across cultures
  • an ability to adapt to different cultures and the flexibility to tackle organizational challenges across cultural settings and situations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • All first-year undergraduate applicants must apply online using The Common Application and complete the full application with personal essay.
  • There is no application fee for John Carroll associated with The Common Application. The essay is part of The Common Application form and is not a separate requirement.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Copies/scanned emails from a school official will be accepted if they are original certified copies and scanned in color. 
  • Common Application School Report and/or Common Application Counselor Recommendation, including grading scale.
  • Official test results

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41230 USD/year
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  • National

    41230 USD/year
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Living costs for University Heights

  • 1099 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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