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Global Business Development


Why major in Global Business Development at CIU?

With a Global Business Development (GBD) major you’ll be equipped to effectively serve in international and cross-cultural marketplace, ministry, or mission opportunities. You’ll learn essential business and organizational skills, how to interpret cultures, and experience living and working in a global context while also discovering God’s mission to reach the nations through the church.

Your Future

The career possibilities that come with a degree in Global Business Development include:

  • Marketing specialist
  • Working with non-governmental organizations or transnational corporations
  • Organizing a tentmaker/business as mission or other creative-access platform for the gospel overseas

Your Next Step

Get started on your way to following your God-given dreams - today!  

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Featured Faculty: 
Mike Barnett
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

Trevor Castor Trevor Castor
Assistant Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
Benjamin Dean Benjamin Dean
Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; LLM, The Judge
Advocate General’s School; Ph.D., Regent University

Amy DuBois

B.A. Southern Methodist University; MBA Baylor University; DBA Student at Grand Canyon University (Expect completion Winter 2016)

Amy was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. God led her to South Carolina in 2003. She met her husband David here, and they were married in 2006. They...Read More...

Joe LeTexier Joe LeTexier
MA TEFL/ICS Coordinator

B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International University

Chris Little Christopher Little
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Ed Smither
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria


Keith Stokeld
Chief Financial Officer

B.B.A., University of Texas; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary