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Program Spotlight: Global business

NDSU can prepare you to excel in business opportunities around the world.

The College of Business’ global business program is offered as a second major for students who want to explore positions with international companies. It combines global business courses with language training and a study abroad experience.

Jasmin Kaempfer graduated in May with majors in marketing and global business. The native of Gettorf, Germany, likes the flexibility and diversity of the challenging program.

“The global business program at NDSU gives students the chance to gain insights into an international environment and develop skills that can be applied to all sorts of areas,” she said. “Because our world’s economy is very globalized, future business leaders will likely interact with people from other countries even if they work for a company that is mainly concentrated on the U.S. market.”

The second major requires students to have at least three credits of study abroad and second-year language proficiency, in addition to a group of internationally-oriented business electives.

“The language and study-abroad requirements are what really sets this major apart from other business majors. Instead of just learning about global business in theory, you get to live it,” said Kaempfer, who spent a semester studying in Puerto Rico.

She is beginning her career working in the strategic marketing and business development department of Körber Medipak Systems, which has headquarters in Germany and owns a company in Fargo.

During her time at NDSU, Kaempfer was active in the Phi Beta Lambda student business organization and took part in the Mancur Olson Reading Group, where students discuss economics-related topics. She also was a regular attendee of events sponsored by NDSU’s Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise.

“I am very well prepared to start my career. The combination of different courses and extracurricular activities gave me a well-rounded experience,” she said. “I would tell every current and future student to take advantage of all opportunities offered at NDSU and in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Now is the time to try things out that you have never done before and to test your limits. It is important to know that there is no ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ path of going through college. You have to find out what works for you.”

Prepare for your exciting future in global business. Apply to NDSU today.


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