What Can You Do With A Major in International Business? 

Majoring in international business prepares students for careers in the global marketplace by supplementing their knowledge of general business issues with courses that teach functional business areas from a decidedly international perspective.


Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


Entry Level Jobs 

International Appraiser

International Buyer

International Purchasing Agent 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree

Account Executive 

International Bank Manager 

International Manager








General Career Directions

  • International Account Executive
  • International Appraiser
  • International Bank Manger
  • International Buyer
  • International CEO
  • International Commodities Trader
  • International Consultant 
  • International Economist
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Financial Planner
  • International Stock Broker
  • International Purchasing Agent
  • International Product Manager
  • International Marketing Specialist


Typical Employers/Work Settings 

  • Accounting Firms
  • Banking Firms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Global Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • International Businesses
  • International Data Corporations
  • International Finance Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Media Corporations
  • Technology Industries
  • International Marketing Firms
  • Medical Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations


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Beginning Salary Range 

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National Average:  Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $41,000 -From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Note: starting salaries directly correlate with level of each student's GPA, Internship Experience and professionalism. 


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Skills Needed For This Career


Oral & Written Communication

Organizational Numerical Analysis

Interpretation Problem-solving Teamwork


Computer Literacy

Creative Thinking

Critical Thinking

Planning and Budgeting


Analytical Skills

Time Management

Management (people and activities)

Reading/writing another language

Communicating between cultures

Understanding cultural diversity




Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

Academy of International Business 
International Business Brokers Association

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association for Business Economics
American Marketing Association
Society for Human Resource Management
American Society of Transportation & Logistics
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Association for Financial Professionals
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
National Association of Realtors
American Association for Advertising Agencies

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association



Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 


http://www.internationalrelationsedu.org -this site provides comprehensive information from education requirements, career options, and other opportunities specific to international relations.  

http://neuvoo.co.uk  - One stop shop for jobs in UK.  Indexed jobs directly from companies' career websites. placement agencies, and job boards. 




Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Business Administration and other related programs 

 University of North Florida  
Barry University 
Florida A&M  
Florida International University 
University of Florida
University of West Florida 

Other resources for graduate program research



Link To UNF Program  

The  Coggin College of Business   at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in  International Business.  

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional in the field
  • Look to do an internship prior to graduating to get related experience
  • Gain experience in business/corporate setting
  • Get as much international experience as possible (study abroad, trips to other countries, etc.)
  • Learn other languages to increase your ability to communicate with people in other countries
  • Become knowledgeable about other cultures
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus clubs/groups (i.e. RA, Peer Advisor, Presidential Envoy, Student Government, etc. )
  • Join a professional association