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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. 

Typical Job Titles

Note: Some of these occupations might require an advanced degree

International Account Executive   International Media Planner
International Restaurant Manager   International Bank Manager
International Stock Broker   International Job Analyst
International Consultant   International Purchasing Agent
International Travel Agent   International Real Estate Agent
International Financial Analyst   International Quality Control Auditor
International Commodities Trader   International Bookkeeper
International Economist   International Finance Writer
International CEO   International Appraiser
International Loan Officer   International Sales Analyst
International Account Representative   Foreign Exchange Trader
International Advertising Executive   International Marketing Specialist
International Financial Planner   International Buyer
International Product Manager    

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 

Match This Major To Careers

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Beginning Salary Ranges Typical Salaries
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. 

Salary Resources


Skills Needed For This Career

Oral and Written Communication   Organizational Numerical Analysis
Computer Literacy   Marketing
Interpretation Problem Solving   Teamwork
Creative Thinking   Planning and Budgeting
Decision-making   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 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 -this site provides comprehensive information from education requirements, career options, and other opportunities specific to international relations.  - One stop shop for jobs in UK.  Indexed jobs directly from companies' career websites. placement agencies, and job boards

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate And Professional Schools

Link To UNF Academic 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