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A concentration in international business provides you with the cultural, political, economic, and linguistic background needed to work effectively in a variety of global environments. The increase in globalization has created a need for successful business managers who think on a global scale and possess specialized knowledge and skills required to manage multicultural and multinational workforces.
Nature of work & types of jobs:
The following are examples of career paths in international business:
International Firms face unique challenges and there are many opportunities to work on international issues regardless of your business area or whether you work domestically or internationally. New grads usually start out working domestically for firms with an international focus to gain experience before moving into international activities.
International Logistics refers to the moving, storing, and distributing of goods. These functions can be managed internally by a firm, or by external logistics providers. The most common activities are involved in the international import and export of goods. New grads typically start in a coordinator or analyst position to learn about the firm’s logistical needs.
International Relations studies foreign affairs and global issues. Individuals in this area often work for government or universities. For example, with the government, you may specialize in researching and advising on international policy, promoting national industries to foreign partners, immigration, or consular affairs. New grads can apply for these government positions after finishing their undergraduate studies or after gaining some industry experience.
A concentration in international business enhances your career in the global economy with international operations management knowledge in finance, human resources and marketing.
Brock offers the following upper-year courses in International Business:
Individuals with an interest in International Business should strongly consider going on an international exchange for a semester at one of our partner schools. You will have the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures and the business world in a truly global context.
For more information on international exchanges, summer programs and the Spoken English Promotion Project (SEPP) visit the International Programs website.
Both work and volunteer experience can help you gain the necessary skills to get a job in the field of international business.
Recommended Clubs on Campus:
Associations, Volunteer Organizations, and Other Resources:
You are also encouraged to attend the following events, hosted by the BCDO: