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Undergraduate International Business

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The International Business (IB) major is ideal for students who are seeking to focus their business study on the global dimensions of business. The IB major provides students with a solid business education with specific understanding of the international dimensions of business, and an integrated knowledge of one major world region acquired through language study and direct overseas experience. The IB major prepares students for positions in business, government, and international agencies in the fields of industrial development, international trade, and global business operations and planning. In addition, the IB major is an excellent choice for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in fields where a knowledge of international business is beneficial such as law, international relations, and public policy.

IB graduates will often start their careers in the domestic operations of an organization. Overseas assignments usually come after a few years with a company, although they may come faster if the student possesses specialized skills (e.g., language) needed by the company in its foreign operations. Alternatively, many opportunities exist domestically to advance to positions of coordinating global activities.

IB majors are encouraged to use electives to obtain depth in a field of business (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) that will complement the international training and assist them in obtaining their first jobs.

All IB Students should have a working page on this planner.