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International BusinessDo you want to travel and explore other countries? Are you captivated by foreign cultures? Would you like to understand the management and operation of international businesses? Are you fascinated by complex and interconnected global systems?

A concentration in International Business will prepare you for the global economy. From finance to diplomacy, investment banking to import/export, studying international business will show you how any given international business or organization works.

Degree Offered

About International Business

International Business is the study of markets, people, and places involved in commerce, exchange, and trade throughout the world. As a student in this field, you will be challenged to think globally and develop an understanding of the cultural, political, and economic traits of business.

What sets our International Business track apart from other undergraduate programs is our uniquely interdisciplinary approach to coursework. We are committed to giving you real world experiences, so you can get exactly what you want from your career in a global economy.

  • Many of our students travel abroad as part of their business education
  • Spartanburg is home to more than 80 international companies from 19 countries
  • Professors have training in teaching international business
  • Hands-on learning through case studies with real companies

Travel

Emily Lauren Miss KellyUnderstanding cultural differences is all-important in international business. And what better way to learn than by visiting another country? We highly encourage our international business students to take advantage of our unique Jan Term travel opportunities or spend a full semester abroad.

On a recent trip, students studied Japanese business management as well as experiencing the social customs of Japanese culture in a summer partnership with Fukushima College. Read more about this experience…

The Business Administration major is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the way businesses operate. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business.

By focusing on International Business, you will develop an understanding of all aspects of the global business environment, including international finance and cultural information. You will be able to identify similarities and differences between domestic and international business and gain a basic understanding of exchange rates and institutions like the World Bank.

Through your courses and internships, you will develop an awareness of how businesses are affected by international differences in culture, history, politics, the legal environment and religion. As an International Business major, you will also minor or double major in a foreign language.

Converse’s Business Administration BA with an International Business concentration will also prepare you for master’s level studies in Business Administration or related fields. Learn more about our BA in Business Administration.

Sample Courses

  • Economic Problems of Developing Countries
  • International Economics
  • International Marketing
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Women’s Lives in Asia and African Cultures
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to World Religions

For full course requirements, see the academic catalog.

What are common careers in International Business?

  • Diplomat
  • Economic Analyst
  • Export/import clerk
  • Financial Planner
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Banker, Educator, Lawyer, Trade Specialist or Financier
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Special agent/FBI translator/interpreter

What are International Business alumnae doing?

Grad Schools

  • Wake Forest University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgetown University
  • The University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas
  • The University of Georgia
  • Clemson University
  • National University of Singapore

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