The impact of globalization touches almost all companies and organizations in some way, and it is becoming increasingly important for business leaders to have hands-on experiences and knowledge of the way business gets done across borders and cultures.
Careers in international business continue to grow. Companies are interested in hiring people who have skills in business, as well as language skills and the experience of living in a foreign country. From the State Department and Foreign Service to business development departments in state government to nonprofit organizations and tourist destinations, graduates with international backgrounds are in high demand.
What You Study
The International Business concentration provides the skill set and knowledge base you need to meet the challenges and take advantage of opportunities. You will focus first on domestic business to develop an appropriate context before expanding your study into international business. In addition to business courses, you will take courses in intercultural communication, economics and foreign language.
How We Support Your Learning
As an International Business major, you will spend at least one semester studying abroad to gain an understanding of the cultural and living conditions of the country you have chosen, and you will take elective business courses taught in the language of the host country.
Vital to making the most of this experience—as well as your entire undergraduate study—is the advising you receive from one of our experienced faculty. Additionally, any International Business majors expand their knowledge and improve their skills in a second language through membership in a UST language club.