International Business

In the international business program, you will study business subjects while also developing cross-cultural skills which will give you the experience you need to navigate international business relations. 

Arielle Quartuccio

Class of 2023

“I specifically remember talking to an adviser in the school of business who had experience in working with wells and engineering. His experience was in line with my exact interests, and he really encouraged me towards my focus of international business. I felt this was such a confirmation that the Lord had a future for me at OBU.”

Benefits of an OBU International Business Degree

This degree opens diverse career opportunities in multinational corporations, international organizations, government agencies, consulting firms and non-profit organizations.  

A Changed Marketplace 

The OBU International business major will provide you with a solid foundation in key business disciplines such as finance, marketing, operations and strategy, while also incorporating a global perspective. This knowledge will equip you with the skills necessary to navigate complex global markets and make informed business decisions.

Cross-Cultural Experiences 

Through our program, our business students have traveled to Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan and many other destinations.

Introduction to Business Course 

This course provides you with the opportunity to create a small business under the supervision of faculty. The profits from the business are split at the end of the semester with half of the profits going to a charity your team selects, and the other half going to a scholarship fund awarded to business students.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Labs and Resources

Dr. Peggy D. Keck Finance and Data Analytics Lab

This state-of-the-art lab features a flexible, innovative and collaborative learning environment. A 49-foot-long horizontal ticker provides ever-changing data and information that will engage you and offer a highly professional and interactive atmosphere.  

The data analytics lab will maintain our standard of excellence set by our CPA exam preparation with the exam’s new business analytics requirement. 

Professional Networking Opportunities

Lydia’s Lamp and Elijah’s Mantle

These yearlong mentoring groups pair you with a businessperson so you can make meaningful connections in the business community.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club meets monthly offering students the opportunity to meet with accounting professionals. This is a great opportunity for networking and meeting representatives of accounting firms in the area.

Board of Executives

The Paul Dickinson School of Business has a Board of Executives that assures our curriculum remains relevant to industry and provides networking opportunities for you.

Leadership and Service

Our Enactus team is open to all majors on campus. The team works with academic and business leaders to create a better world.

Some of our projects have included:

  • Working with Project Spero to create a sustainable funding source as they serve OKC refugees and their mental health needs.
  • Obtaining and remodeling a bus so the Community Market could expand its services to rural parts of Pottawatomie County.
  • Working on a microfinancing project with a number of entrepreneurs in Ecuador.

Job Opportunities and Outcomes

OBU international business degrees have led our graduates to careers such as supply chain profession, financial analyst, international assignment associate, business and planning analyst and journeyman with companies including Devon Energy, Sedgwick, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Boeing and the International Mission Board.

Program Options

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. David Houghton

Dr. David Houghton

Chair, School of Business
Lloyd G. and Betty E. Minter Chair of Business
Professor of Business
Director, MBA Program

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