Prepare for a career with global impact.

With a degree in International Business, you’ll be ready to collaborate across cultures, customs, time zones, and languages to achieve your goals.

You’ll get a well-rounded business education with courses like accounting, finance, marketing, business law and macroeconomics — and you’ll learn the nuances of management, marketing and trade in an international context. Specialize in the politics and government of Latin America, Asia or Europe, and develop language fluency so you can communicate across cultures. Develop a deep understanding of corporate social responsibility, and learn how business can make a difference.

Study or intern abroad at one of St. Edward’s 24 partner universities or at one of nearly 1,000 other programs in more than 90 countries. You’ll graduate prepared to work for a global company, international government, nongovernmental organization — or any career that requires a global mindset, business acumen and a spirit of adventure.

What do our graduates do?

International Business majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Economic development specialist for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Business development representative for Tableau Software
  • Product specialist for HomeAway
  • Market reseach associate for Accruent, an Austin-based software company
  • Coordinator of strategic alliances for First Book, a nonprofit organization that supports access to quality education for all children
  • Law students at Loyola New Orleans College of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law

Broaden Your Worldview

Broaden Your Worldview

Follow Stephen Reyes ’21, a Digital Media Management and Internal Business major, as he studies abroad at the university’s flagship international partner university in Angers.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements: The BBA in International Business requires 63-64 hours of major coursework.

General Education Requirements: All majors require 44 hours of general education that students complete over the course of four years, in addition to their major courses.

View and download the full degree plan for our International Business major (PDF).

A few examples of the International Business courses students take:

  • International Management – Examine the scope of managing organizations in an integrated and interdependent global economy, including markets, production, services, sourcing and intellectual capital.
  • International Trade and Finance – Study the theories of trade, the international monetary system and the financing of international trade and economic development – with issues unique to multinational business.
  • International Marketing – Explore the impact of foreign competition in domestic markets, as well as the challenges of penetrating foreign markets. Readings, cases and individual and group assignments are used.

Our Faculty and Student Support Services

Our International Business faculty members help students understand global business operations. With a focus on culture and corporate social responsibility, faculty teach key concepts in the context of real-world scenarios. Through assignments, case studies and even study abroad opportunities, students engage in hands-on learning and global projects.

Lorelei Ortiz

"Knowledge and training in international business are increasingly important for students who want to work abroad or work for U.S. organizations with a global presence. Our International Business major gives students the cultural fluency, adaptability and flexibility they need to navigate global business demands and provides opportunities for study abroad, internship abroad and foreign language proficiency."

Lorelei Ortiz, Management Department chair

Student Support Services

Along with personal attention and mentorship from their professors, our students have access to offices and programs outside of the classroom that support their success. We encourage students to take advantage of these resources that help them excel:

  • Writing Center consultation
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Student disability support

Learn more about these services.

Outside the Classroom

Students in the International Business program take advantage of study abroad programs, internships – both local and global – and service to expand their international experience and perspective.

Study Abroad

St. Edward’s University offers more than 1,000 study abroad options in 90+ countries. Students can explore other cultures, discover more about themselves and gain a career advantage in the global market. Global learning opportunities are available through international partner universities, faculty-led field experiences, international internships and service learning.


International Business majors participate in internships with small and large organizations in nearly every market sector and industry. Through the experience, students clarify their career goals, learn valuable skills and build a list of professional contacts. Our International Business students intern at prominent organizations, including IBM, NXP Semiconductors and Kennedy Creative Events.

Student Organizations

Student clubs facilitate connections to business leaders and create a community students can join with like-minded peers. For example, the Association of Latino Professionals for America is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and leadership among various ethnic student communities and seeks to learn about careers in accounting, finance, marketing and related fields of business.

Service and Experiential Learning

Students in The Bill Munday School of Business support the university’s mission and Holy Cross heritage by giving back to the community, serving the needs of local businesses and non-profits. Many of our business courses, as well as the Business Living Learning Community, incorporate service and experiential learning into the curriculum.

International Business Minor

Students with the International Business minor better understand facets of the global economy and apply a global perspective to their field of interest.

Required Courses:

  • IBUS 3330 – International Management
  • IBUS 3336 – International Trade and Finance or IBUS 4346 – International Finance
  • IBUS 3399 – Special Topics (can be repeated)
  • IBUS 4341 – International Marketing
  • IBUS 4380 – International Business Administration

Up to 9 hours of the minor can be completed at international institutions.

Total Hours: 18

Are you a current student? Contact your advisor for next steps on declaring your major or minor.