International Business Degree Profile

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International business degrees are associated with the business degree, and graduates are in increased demand as the global economy continues to expand. Students with a strong understanding of global business ventures, and an appreciation for diversity in the work environment will find themselves successful with this degree. International Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Operations
  • Customs
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exporting
  • Finance
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Human Resource Management
  • Importing
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Financial Transaction
  • Marketing
  • Monetary issues
  • Real Estate
  • Tariffs
  • Tax
  • Trade Controls

Average Salary

Entry level $42,000 to $73,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree (including an associate’s degree) is required for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry. One of the most popular degrees in America is the MBA degree (Masters in Business Administration).

Best International Business Programs
(According to U.S. News, 2009)

University of South Carolina

New York University
University of Pennsylvania

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Southern California

College Courses: Math, Marketing, Statistics, Economics, Trade, International Relations

Recommended High School AP Classes

  • Calculus AB and BC
  • Chinese Language and Culture, French Language, German Language, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin: Vergil, or Spanish Language and Spanish Literature
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Careers Obtained with International Business Degrees

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Executive
  • Banker
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • College Professor
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Accounts Payable
  • Director of Business Development
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of International Relations
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Economist
  • English Language Teacher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Export Agent
  • Financial Advisor
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Foreign Sales Representative
  • Import Agent
  • International Management Consultant
  • Investment Advisor
  • Management Analyst
  • Political Advocate
  • Stock Broker
  • Store Manager
  • Training Specialist

Notable International Business ProfessionalsArnold Schwarzenegger Business Degree

  • Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company
  • Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California
  • Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
  • Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and and Head of Mercedes-Benz
  • Meg Whitman, former president of eBay
  • Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca Cola

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