Office of Global Business Global Opportunities

Go beyond borders and experience the global business world!

Why Go Global?

Due to advancements in technology and global consumerism, the world has experienced an immense increase in globalization over the past two generations.  National borders are becoming increasingly irrelevant to global commerce, as people and products move seamlessly around the globe to meet the needs of an ever more educated and eager consumer base.

The most successful business leaders of the future will need to recognize diverse challenges and opportunities that arise from international and intercontinental trade.  In order to help Fisher students build the skills necessary to capitalize on these business opportunities in their future careers, Fisher has developed a robust multi-tiered approach to globalizing the education of our students.

  • 98% of returning participants said it helped them to better understand their own cultural values and biases (IES)
  • 95.3% of students who studied abroad graduated within 6 years, compared to 68.5% overall (Indiana University)
  • Average cumulative study abroad participant’s GPA is .1 higher than non-participant (Indiana University)

How Can Students Go Global?

The Office of Global Business provides Fisher students with a variety of options where they can put classroom theories into action in compelling international locations, and learn through experience. Employers value the diverse background that global experiences provide and list "strategic international understanding" and "cross-cultural experience" as two of their top four employee traits they seek.

What global companies look for are people who we think have a global perspective. Students are well placed to do this if they have taken opportunities to widen their cultural perspective.

People who succeed can work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-locational teams. If students have demonstrated they can work with other cultures and teams, that’s a big plus for us as we need students to be intellectually curious and culturally agile if they are going to work in a global context.

Sonya StocktonDirector, Talent, PriceWaterhouseCoopers