International Programs


Walker College of Business International Programs

The Walker College of Business encourages students to study abroad and provides a variety of short-term international programs designed to develop international business skills and intercultural knowledge. These faculty-led programs have proven to be invaluable for many students. Scholarships are available. Fluency in a second language is not required and students can earn credit toward their degree. For more information on future opportunities, please contact Meredith Church Pipes, Global & Civic Engagement Specialist for Walker College of Business International Programs.

The Walker College of Business also offers students the opportunity to develop international business skills through either a BSBA in International Business  or an International Business Minor. The International Business (IB) major was established in 2002. The major is designed to prepare students for a career in international business or public service through the development of competency in a foreign language and cultural awareness and providing students with specialized international business skills. For more information on degree requirements, please visit International Business (BSBA).

Upcoming International Programs


Lakshmi Iyer, second from left, at Devi Ahilya University in Indore, India

Lakshmi Iyer speaks at international conference on transdisciplinary research

 Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, the Walker College of Business' Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, was the chief guest at two-day...

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College,...

IBSA Kick-off meeting

IBSA Kick-off MeetingAfter a year of virtual meetings and a semester of hiatus due to the pandemic, the International Business Student Association (IB...

Global Opportunities Conference March 25

March 25 Global Opportunities Conference: Global Climate Change to feature App alumna luncheon keynote plus virtual presentations from Brazil, Bermuda & New York

This year, the Walker College of Business Global Opportunities Conference: Global Climate Change and Ideals to Impact will feature an alumna impa...

International Program Events

Diversity Statement

The Walker College of Business is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all Appalachian business faculty, staff and students to enhance their cross-cultural and community leadership and engagement. 

We foster a culture that values diversity and we intentionally include people and perspectives from diverse cultures, worldviews, backgrounds, traditions and ways of life. 

We know that diversity takes many forms, including, but not limited to, diversity of Age, (Dis)ability, Cultural Background, Educational Background, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Geographical Region, National Origin, Neurodiversity, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation/Sexuality, Socioeconomic Status/Social Class and Veteran Status. 

We believe organizations that value people from a multitude of backgrounds have a competitive advantage in global industry and that business can empower change on a grand scale when guided by just, inclusive and equitable principles.

We aspire to provide a welcoming and empowering home for every business student, faculty and staff member, where all 1) value diverse perspectives, 2) acknowledge societal injustices toward marginalized groups, 3) recognize and overcome our own biases and 4) use our talents and skills to create a more inclusive and just society.