International business major listens in on a discussion at Sutliff Hall's conference room

International Business (B.S.B.A.)

As an international business major, you'll develop the mindset, competencies, and an appreciation of cultural differences that will give you the edge in today's global job market.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.B.A.
Department
College
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Bloomsburg University’s international business program is uniquely designed with a qualitative liberal arts foundation, a business core, an interdisciplinary IB core including a short-term faculty-led study abroad opportunity, and a functional specialization that provides you with functional skills in addition to the required business core and IB major knowledge, which increases your job marketability after graduation. 

Why study international business?

Pursuing international business will increase your understanding of global markets and various regions of the world, thus enhancing your marketability in the business profession. As an international business major, you'll have greater insights into the global economic and business climates. Adding a global education component, such as study abroad, will only be more beneficial for your efforts to potentially work anywhere across the globe.

Courses and Curriculum

The international business major is unique, because the program provides you both functional expertise that increases your marketability immediately following graduation and liberal arts and international business expertise that will enable you to more rapidly adapt to the growing complexities of managing organizations in an international setting.

  • International Business - Accounting
  • International Business - Finance
  • International Business - Human Resource Management
  • International Business - Information Technology
  • International Business - Marketing
  • International Business - Economics *
  • International Business - Policy and Globalization *

* Collaboration with College of Liberal Arts

Graduates with an international business expertise are projected to be in an increasing demand, as the gross domestic products (GDP) of both developed and developing countries continue to rely more heavily on international trade and investment.

The Husky Difference

 AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other schools.
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
5%
Job Growth Expected
Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand. - Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education
Enhances and supports our capabilities in developing and delivering programs that will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge in graduates to function effectively in global business.

Careers

Our students get jobs in almost each and every business function, as well as some starting their own business or managed their small family business. They work in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, sport and hospitality, real estate, and healthcare services. Many of our students went on to graduate programs such as those offered at Bloomsburg University. The international business program includes two specializations (Economics and Policy and Globalization), which were developed in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Human Resource
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management

Top Skills Employers are Looking For

  • cross-cultural team leadership and contribution
  • adaptation
  • critical thinking and analytical
  • problem-solving
  • application of ethical frameworks

International Business Deep Dive

Business major poses in front of Sutliff Hall

ZIPD has allowed me to grow as a professional in the business world, and it's provided me with networking events to prepare me for the future.

Ashley Davis '23
International Business
Business major poses in front of Sutliff Hall

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