The International Business program prepares students to conduct business across global borders and to take on roles abroad for their organizations. Our program gives students the skills to work in businesses throughout the world and to connect with organizations from different countries. Students in this program enhance their mastery of concepts related to foreign markets and varied political systems.
Stritch students can create an academic pathway that best fits their interests.
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 their 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.
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.
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program 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.)
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:
International Business students are given opportunities to apply their knowledge through internships.
Internship sites may include:
Ambas Financial Services, LLV
Cardinal Stritch University (Marketing Department, Performing Arts Department, etc)
Eagle Management RE, LLC
Elite Sports Club
Golden Spiral Digital
Good Earth Lighting
Global Power Components
Green Tree Corporation
Hatch Staffing Services
Humber Mundie & McClarly
Jose's Blue Sombrero
Kastijun LTD - Waste Management Company
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
Milwaukee Power Hockey
Mission Control/Big Lake Records
Molino Victoria S.A
Networth Realty of Phoenix
Robert W. Baird & Co
United Community Center
West Point Financial Group
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
4th Dimension Recovery Centers
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.