Understanding business is crucial. This is even more important when we consider business in its overall environment. Modern communication and transportation have broken traditional business barriers.
Virtually every company today is a multinational by old standards. Business today must be understood in its global context. International students can bring their language skills, culture, and customs while adding new language skills and cultural values to their background. Being international is the best premise to understanding international business.
The United States, and Washington State more than most other states, offer enormous opportunities for career advancement in business. In accounting, for example, many new niche areas (e.g. environmental sustainability and cryptocurrency) are pioneering the way for the accounting of tomorrow. Students will have the opportunity to be part of the next big change to how the world as we know it will function.
A degree in any business field, especially in a quantitative field, will open up a world of opportunities. We live in a world that is structured around data, organized by data, and more and more run by data. Companies need business professionals who can harness the power of financial information.
Students can pursue careers in government, private sector, and non-profit sectors. Their career opportunities are endless, ranging from investigating financial crimes to becoming the CFO of the next Fortune 500!