As American businesses operate in an increasingly complex and competitive global economy, demand increases for graduates who are knowledgeable in the field of international business. Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.
Employers often include management consulting firms, banks, import/export corporations, multinational manufacturers, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), electronics companies and transportation businesses, including shipping companies and airlines.
So, statistics show the great growth of franchising strategies: for example, in 2005 the International Franchising Association (IFA) indicated that inside the United States there were 909,253 franchising establishments and these establishments amounted to 3.3 percent of all business establishments in the United States.
You will receive an introduction to international business management and strategy, as well as discussing new business operational models for companies operating internationally and nurturing innovation: processes for companies operating in international markets.
Our IB programs are deeply embedded in a rich local business network with employers, business associations and non-profits we partner with to offer weekly guest speakers, as well as career panels, job fairs, internships and employment opportunities to our students.