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International Business Major

International Business looks at the world of the work of organizations through a global lens. Students gain an understanding of how global markets work and the influences of political systems throughout the world on business practices. This program gives students the skills to work in businesses throughout the world and to connect well with organizations from different countries. International Business gives students that ability to conduct business across borders and to take on roles abroad for their organizations. Students in this program enhance their mastery of concepts related to foreign markets and varied political systems.

Majors in this program will take courses that relate to business, markets, and finance in global settings. In addition, courses in international relations and foreign policy round out the program.

Limitless Curriculum

Stritch students can create an academic pathway that best fits their interests.

Explore concentrations in this major.

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Concentration Overview

This concentration provides students with the concepts and theories that are foundational to any business program.

Courses in this Concentration

Concentration Overview

This concentration focuses on the economics, accounting, and finance elements of successful business administration.

Courses in this Concentration

Concentration Overview

This concentration expands student understanding of business concepts in relation to law, management, and marketing.

Courses in this Concentration

Concentration Overview

The global focus of this concentration guides students to examine the function of business administration from multiple and diverse perspectives.

Courses in this Concentration

Career Opportunities for International Business Majors

Companies look for employees who have a strong understanding of globalization and its impact on business practices. A career in international business can provide individuals with an opportunity to travel to other countries and apply knowledge within those organizations. 

As the world economy continues to globalize, more U.S. companies are expanding business operations overseas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field of business and financial operations is projected to grow 7% from 2018-2028 -- faster than the average occupation in the U.S. This is due largely to the pressures of globalization, which continue to create jobs across many multinational organizations (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Options

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in International Business marries foundational and advanced business concepts and theories with globally focused courses to prepare you for an entry-level position in a firm engaged in international business. An additional year of foreign language study and the completion of a semester studying abroad are required for the major.

Program Concentrations

This program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.

Concentration Overview

This concentration provides students with the concepts and theories that are foundational to any business program.

Concentration Overview

This concentration focuses on the economics, accounting, and finance elements of successful business administration.

Concentration Overview

This concentration expands student understanding of business concepts in relation to law, management, and marketing.

Concentration Overview

The global focus of this concentration guides students to examine the function of business administration from multiple and diverse perspectives.

Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.

Liberal Arts Core

The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.

LEADERSHIP:  4 credits
  • Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.) 
FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES/SKILLS:  12 credits
  • Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
  • Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
  • Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
  • Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.

CORE LITERACIES:  15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
  • Narratives of Identity       (3 cr.)
  • Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)   
  • Social Tensions (3 cr.)    
  • The American Experience (3 cr.)
  • Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)

Professional Core

Culminating Experience

Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
  • Pre-Internship
  • Internship
  • Capstone
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.

Admissions

Barbara S. Spies

Chair - UG Business & Communication|Faculty - Communication Arts

Business and CommunicationBusiness and Communication

bsspies@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4691