PULLMAN, Wash. – As the business world becomes more dependent on global relationships, the College of Business at Washington State University is focusing on ensuring its students are given the global education they need for success by introducing a new global learning requirement for all business majors.

The new requirement means that undergraduate students will need to complete either a study abroad experience for six or more credit hours; a major or minor in a foreign language, global studies, or international business; or a certificate with a major international component such as the Asia program certificate.

Students can also meet the requirement through a combination of study abroad, international coursework or international internship, customizing options to best suit their individual needs, interests, and academic goals.

“The new requirement will give our students the global understanding that they need in today’s business economy,” says Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Jerman Rose. “By providing students a means to gain international experience, we are providing them with the tools they need for success.”

As a world-class business school with a global focus, one of the primary goals of the college is to prepare students to become purposeful, innovative, versatile leaders with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the global marketplace. As part of that goal, the CB is committed to providing its students and faculty with the opportunity to experience education abroad.

In addition to learning about another culture and interacting with students from around the world, study abroad provides a person with a lifetime of memories and experiences that will shape students’ future careers.

The WSU College of Business is accredited at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college spans the four campuses of WSU with the largest campus in Pullman and urban campuses located in Spokane, Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities area. The college conducts scholarly and applied research, and offers degree programs in a variety of business disciplines, and in hospitality business management, supplementing face-to-face offerings through innovative online learning and international programs.

For more information, visit the college’s Web site at www.business.wsu.edu.