We are excited to offer the option of choosing a new interdisciplinary major in the Boler School! The central focus of the International Business with Language and Culture (IBLC) major is “problem solving in an international context.” To achieve this, the program includes language and culture studies along with an excellent business education.

How do we do this?

John Carroll is dedicated to developing socially responsible leaders. With a foundation in over 450 years of Jesuit Catholic teaching, our faculty focus on providing students with the tools needed to make ethical decisions in business and in the larger community. We believe in educating you as a whole person: mind, body, and spirit, and ensuring that all aspects of your education help you to become a well-rounded, well-educated person.

What does this mean for you?

Think about it: the clothes you are wearing could have been made in Vietnam, your cell phone may have been assembled in China, and the food you ate for lunch may have been shipped in from Europe. International business is a part of everyday life, whether we realize it or not.

There are five categories of courses in the IBLC major: language, country-specific culture, the business core, required international business courses, and international business electives.

IBLC majors must take foreign language courses through the 300 level in order be introduced to the basic vocabulary of business. Click here to learn about the 11 languages offered at John Carroll. You’ll also take two courses that focus on some aspect of the culture of the country associated with that language. In these classes you’ll cover contemporary political, social, and/or economic factors through a historical and/or cultural perspective, allowing you to see how the country became what it is today.

In addition, there are three practical requirements to the major: a semester abroad, an international internship, and a domestic internship.

Where do alumni go after graduation?

Future alumni will be prepared to become leaders in today’s global economy.

To learn more specifics about international business with language and culture, please visit our Undergraduate Bulletin.