International Business

Why a Degree in International Business?

The International Business curriculum provides students with the opportunity to focus on the managerial, economic, cultural, political, and social dimensions that will prepare them for participation in a global business community. Students study a foreign language, take specific internationally-focused business courses, and enroll in courses outside the business curriculum (for instance, geography, history, or political science) that relate to a specific area of the world that interests them.

Career opportunities in international business are varied. Businesses are becoming more global. Many domestic jobs have international components. Having an international job does not automatically mean you work overseas. International business graduates are more likely to start in a domestic job and learn about the organization and its products and services before receiving an international assignment. The international curriculum will better prepare students for overseas assignments and give them a competitive edge over those individuals without this background.

Sample Occupations

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • International Business Analyst
  • Commodities Broker
  • Export/Import Manager
  • International Hotel Manager
  • International Banker
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Travel Agent/Guide

Professional Associations