School of Global Business

A Global Perspective in Business

In the School of Global Business, “global” means more than study abroad—that’s why we emphasize perspectives from around the world, partnerships with international trade organizations, and hands-on experience running simulated companies. Here is a sample of some of the ways the School of Global Business earns its name.

X-Culture: International Business in the Classroom

In the X-Culture program, students from universities around the world collaborate virtually to create business plans, taking on challenges such as international expansion for an Indian entertainment group, a Ghanaian tour business, and a company launching a new food ordering app.

In the spring, two of our students were honored as Best Students in X-Culture, and Assistant Professor of Marketing Raghu Kurtakoti received the title of Best Professor in X-Culture.

Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti, assistant professor of Marketing, and the students who participated in this year's X-Culture Program.

Hands-on Experience Through Business Simulations

Every year, you have the opportunity to take part in the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC). During the competition, you and your classmates will discover business challenges, analyze goals, develop strategies, and prepare quarterly reports as you run a simulated business. It all culminates in an annual event in California, where you will meet business executives and students from around the world. In 2016, the Arcadia School of Global Business team was the second runner-up in the final competition. Learn more about the ICBSC.

An Inside Look at World Trade

Arcadia University is a member of the Leadership Council of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that promotes international business by advising and supporting business operations in international trade. The partnership brings international trade speakers to campus, gives Arcadia students firsthand looks into world trade events in Philadelphia, and connects our faculty and staff with experts in the field. Our past world trade events held in Philadelphia include:

Ron Drozd (fourth from left) spoke to students on his experience with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.

Visiting Scholars

We bring in esteemed faculty from around the world to work with faculty, access facilities, and meet with the community through lectures, events, and classes. The visiting scholars program at Arcadia gives our students the ability to meet, network, and collaborate with global thinkers. 

We have had visiting scholars from the following universities:

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China—Founded in 1923, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) is one of the leading universities in economics and management nationwide. JUFE ranks 7th among all the universities of Finance and Economics in China.

Shandong University

Jinan, China—Under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Shandong University is a key comprehensive university with a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad. Shandong University is a member university of Project 211 and Project 985, two national key construction projects to support the development of high-quality universities.

If you are a professor interested in coming to Arcadia University as a visiting scholar, please contact the Office of International Affairs or Jan Finn, Associate Dean, International Affairs 1 (215) 620-4112.