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As the world becomes more connected, the ability to understand business in an international context will have applications in a variety of for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other careers.

Why should I study international business?

Studying international business provides an interdisciplinary background to understanding how businesses compete in today's international business economy. You’ll see the broader connections between business transactions and how to best respond and capitalize on the challenges and opportunities that exist, considering the political, economic, legal, ethical, and cultural factors that arise in the international business environment.

What can I do with this degree?

  • Positions in business, government, and international agencies
  • International trade
  • Global business operations and planning
  • Industrial development
  • Lead global projects
  • Global administrative positions in international divisions of American companies.
  • Work abroad
  • Careers in the national or international government agencies concerned with international trade development
  • Development and establishment of international businesses

What skills will I develop?

  • Learn to navigate the global business environment
  • Understand trade regulations
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Systems and critical thinking
  • Strengthen proficiency skills in a second language
  • Evaluate business risks and opportunities

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Development of an integrated market entry plan
  • Work on the development of a “Country Notebook” International Marketing plan
  • Study abroad over interim or with one of our semester-long partners
  • An internship to connect classroom learning to practical experience

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