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International Business

Porter B. Byrum School of Business

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An international business career enables you to travel around the world, interact with high-level clients, and shape organizational outcomes. It’s a career that cuts through complex intercultural issues—helping you make a lasting impact on global organizations all while positioning yourself for professional advancement.

With a growing world economy, many corporations have offices overseas and are looking for international business employees, such as management and financial analysts, marketing managers, HR professionals, and executives.

These companies include, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, BMW, Daimler, Nike, Chanel, Bank of America, UPS, IKEA, Wells Fargo, Netflix, and many others.

You will be well-positioned for a multitude of careers by being able to appreciate the dynamics of how to work cross-culturally. By studying for a career in international business, you are preparing yourself for the world of the future.





The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.

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Wingate's Leadership & Entrepreneurship Series

Spring 2023

Dr. Shante Williams

CEO of Black Pearl Global Investments (a $25 million venture capital fund).  She is a distinguished venture capitalist, business owner, inventor, intellectual property strategist, private investor, and author.  Dr. Williams has written two books to inspire more women and people of color to become venture capitalist.

Dr. Andre Walters

Co-Founder of Free Fenix, LLC (a venture company specializing in the franchise space, Duck Donuts and Salata Salad Kitchen).  He is also the founder and CEO of Fenix Options Club, LLC (a social finance community focusing on stock options trading and knowledge collaboration and shared opportunity.

Mr. Matt Villmer

Attorney and Managing Partner at VillmerCaudill Law Firm (specializing in business law and high-stakes litigation).  He has a passion for entrepreneurship and the development of a positive firm culture.  He consults and advises business owners in making their dreams come a reality.

The Porter B. Byrum School of Business has been an active partner with Soles4Souls since 2017. Students in the BUS 105: Business, Society and Sustainability course manage the shoe drives on Wingate's campus. Students measure their impact based on how many shoes have been collected, number of pounds not sent to a landfill and the value of shoes donated.

Shoes Collected

21,507 lbs.
not in landfills

value donated


Dr. Sergio Castello
(704) 233-8638