International Business and Cultures

About the Program

study abroad imageThe Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing in the TTU College of Business prioritizes providing students with an innovative learning experience that teaches them the necessary analytical and critical thinking skills to succeed in today’s competitive environment.  
During the first two years of our programs, EFM students take several core classes that collectively build a strong and thorough business foundation. Our B.S. in International Business and Cultures offers students a combination of business and foreign languages courses. This major is tailored to student who are interested in having a career in business at a multinational firm in the US or a career in business abroad. Each business discipline offers a course on international issues that students can take. We offer classes on International Trade, Multinational Finance, International Marketing, and International Management.

Degree Information

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of International Business and Cultures. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.


Career Opportunities in International Business and Cultures

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other business professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in international business and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career.

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Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Economics, Finance & Marketing seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.


College of Business Leadership Retreat ›

The TTU College of Business is dedicated to helping students grow both inside and outside of the classroom! Our COB Leadership Retreat allows students to develop and foster leadership skills alongside their peers in a fun, new learning environment! A new retreat theme is picked every year. Past themes include Lead Like a Pirate and Camp COB: The Search For Bigfoot. The 2024 COB Leadership theme is Leadership on Tour. Students always sincerely enjoy this unconventional learning experience away from campus, and they are thankful for the confidence and skills they gain! If you are interested in attending our next retreat, please visit the Professional Readiness and Leadership page for more information!

Leadership retreat



Bloomberg Market Certification ›

BMC is a globally recognized course available for free to TTU students. Successful completion of the BMC signals to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service and optimized your individual job performance. The BMC course consists of 4 modules: Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. YOU CAN COMPLETE THE BMC AT NO COST at the Tennessee Tech Bloomberg Room 155 in Foundation Hall. Please contact Dr. Alma Nunez for further information.


Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

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Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is Addison Dorris, who recently interned with Dollar General. Below is the testimonial she provided about her internship experience.

“During my internship, I developed my skillsets in project management, collaboration, human resources, and professional writing and design. Throughout the summer, I was able to take the lessons I learned in the classroom and apply them real-world situations. After this experience, I better understand how HR operates at a major corporation. This internship experience helped me realize that a career in Human Resources is the direction I want to take for my future!”

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Student Organizations

The Department of Economics, Marketing & Finance offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each has at least one faculty advisor; therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved.

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Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Alpha Psi from 2021-2022Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. BGS student members continue to serve in leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Membership is by selection and invitation, and those eligible include students who rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, the upper 10% of the senior class, and the upper 20% of the graduate class.

Marketing Club

Marketing Club
The Marketing Club is a service organization open to all marketing majors and business students. The club focuses on career development and job placement in the marketing field. Club activities include monthly meetings, guest lectures, fund-raisers, participation in National Marketing Week, and various social events. Recruiting for the marketing club occurs in the fall; however, students may join at any time.


Maggie Battilla and Alyssa Bevacqua at Welcome Back Bash
Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.


International Business and Cultures Faculty & Staff

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Sean Alley
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Meral Anitsal
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Ferdinand DiFurio
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Chelsea Dowell
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Matthew Hall
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Steven Isbell
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Justin Lee
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Rachel Mannahan
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Morteza Momeni
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Alma Nunez
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Hyewon Park
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Mary Pashley
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Yi Peng
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Debe Yu

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