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When you graduate with your degree in international studies from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • International Relations Specialist
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Cross Cultural Trainer
  • Diplomat
  • Public Affairs Coordinator

Download the International Studies Brochure. 

International Studies and Students at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma

The SNU International Studies Business Major will prepare you to work for multinational firms in the US or internationally. Our program includes a full semester of study abroad or an international internship program.

In addition to a normal core of business classes, we focus on distinctive characteristics to make your SNU management degree a step above of the rest. Our emphasis on ethics distinctive begins in our gateway course, Ethics and Business Principles and is pulled through the entire curriculum, completed with the capstone course, Business Policy. The emphasis on ethics is a theme for decision-making and analysis not just in your courses at SNU but as you enter the workforce as well.

At SNU we know your education needs to extend beyond the classroom, that’s why we work hard to develop extracurricular programs to further your education. Consider spending a summer and one semester with Morningstar Internships who provide an international combined study abroad/internship program. You will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience in working with the very poor in developing countries to start their own businesses. Study abroad through International Studies with a Business Emphasis. This program will prepare you to work for multinational corporations as well as with international non-government organizations all over the world!

Or join Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) for opportunities to serve the community or internationally.
Currently the SIFE team is working with a sister team in Swaziland developing local businesses to help
the economy. Through SIFE you will gain hands-on experience as you deal with real business issues and
become prepared for your first full time job.

When you leave SNU we want you to be prepared for the career path of your dreams. In addition to the strong curriculum knowledge, internships and abroad studies you will participate in mock interviews as a senior preparing you for the hiring process. Our International Studies students have gone into a variety of fields and locations. Project manager for Morningstar Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Director for a displaced person camp in Africa with Feed the Children.

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Alumni Spotlight

Rachel Ingersol - International StudiesRachael Ingersol is an SNU alumni who majored in International Studies. Currently Ingersol is a second year graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Development, a field that is broadly focused on holistic human development and incorporates theoretical, economic, political, cultural, and social justice considerations. “My International Studies courses provided a good foundation for graduate school. When I got to graduate school I felt like I was ahead of some of my colleagues in many of my core International Development courses,” said Ingersol.

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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