The Institute for Global Business (IGB) was established in 1996 with the mission to help educate high quality business students with the skills and understanding necessary to assume leadership roles in an increasingly global business model. The dynamic changes in the world's physical, political, economic and cultural environments have created new challenges along with new opportunities to effectively compete in the marketplace as it exists today and will evolve tomorrow.
In addition to our International Business academic program, the IGB connects students to hands-on, practical experiences that build global fluency and prepare students to enter the global marketplace career ready and connected. Numerous faculty in the College of Business focus on global issues in their scholarship and teaching.
Globalization and international business have become the norm in today's world. Many businesses are involved in international business either directly or indirectly. Whether you plan to work domestically or abroad, an understanding of international business adds value to any workplace. Through the study of international business, you will:
- Gain a better understanding of the cultures and people with whom you will work and serve
- Better understand transportation, supply chains, and distribution networks
- Learn to approach issues from different perspectives
- Look for the big picture when it comes to business issues and solutions
- The Institute for Global Business sponsors a trip for the International students at The University of Akron to visit the Cleveland City
- The Institute for Global Business hosts a lecture by Michael Weidokal – founder International Strategic Analysis
- The Institute for Global Business facilitates and leads the inaugural Sophomore Experience course at the CoB at UA
- The Institute for Global Business nominates and sponsors four CoB students at The University of Akron for the Cleveland LEADS program
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- IGB hosts “International Multicultural Dinner”