Global Opportunities at Wehle
Thinking globally is a critical skill—key business strategies are increasingly shaped by international trade and economic interdependence. At the Wehle School, our International Business program prepares each student to navigate a culturally diverse landscape in the world of business.
Making Worldwide Connections
Our IB major combines the study of international business topics with modern language studies and international experience. Canisius is also one of 25 institutions that enjoy full membership in the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a group of schools and universities with undergraduate International Business programs. Representing nearly one-half of the top 25 undergraduate International Business programs in the United States, member institutions are committed to sharing best practices in business education.
Through CUIBE, the Wehle School benefits from shared study abroad programs and international experiences. Our students can participate in semester-long business programs through affiliated universities in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.
Here are the location of just some our signature programs: the China Institute in Suzhou (through the University of Dayton); IESEG schools in Paris and Lille, France; Ecole de Management in Strasbourg, France; the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany; and the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.
International Business Case Competition
Through CUIBE, Canisius participates in the annual International Business Case Competition hosted by Northeastern University. Our undergraduate business students travel to Boston to compete against students from other programs. Each team is given only 24 hours to develop an international strategy for a firm. Intense and highly competitive, the program exposes our students to the world of international business. In 2016, the Canisius team won fourth place in the competition.
The Atlantis Scholar Double Degree Program
Through our partnership with the University of Strasbourg in France, students majoring in international business can earn two degrees in international business. By spending one full academic year in France, students fulfill the requirements for an international business degree from both Canisius and the University of Strasbourg.
Business and Environmental Sustainability
Guided by our Jesuit values, we offer learning opportunities to help students search for a greater purpose in their studies. Through a course called Sustainable Development in Brazil, for instance, future leaders can make the connection between business decisions and the ecosystem. Each year students travel to Brazil’s cities and rainforests to learn about sustainable living, business and agricultural practices. Upon returning, they’re encouraged to compare the environmental challenges they witnessed in Latin America with those in New York State. Buffalo is located on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, and this lake system contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.
Crossing Borders Conference
Canisius is a member of the Golden Horseshoe Educational Alliance, an alliance of 25 colleges and universities across Western New York and Ontario, Canada. Each year the alliance brings together Canadian and American students for a special conference to discuss working and living near the U.S.-Canadian border. Our students regularly participate and often present academic papers they have developed in their business courses. In addition to having our business students attend, we have hosted this conference on our own campus.