International Business

Why international business?

If you choose to pursue an international business degree from the Spears School of Business at OSU, you will enjoy a well-balanced overview of business disciplines and obtain a special focus on issues facing the business world today. International business careers often arise through an initial position within a traditional field such as finance or marketing, so this degree is perfect if you want to pursue a career domestically with an organization with global ties or if you want to work abroad.

To earn an international business degree, you will complete 120 hours of undergraduate coursework. In addition to coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems and marketing, you will have the opportunity to take 15 hours of upper division, internationally-focused business courses.

International business career areas

Entry into an international business career often is through an initial position within a traditional field such as finance or marketing. Common job titles and career areas for international business professionals include:

  • Foreign export manager
  • Customs manager
  • Congressional/legislative aide
  • Foreign information officer
  • Marketing education
  • International account manager
  • International consultant
  • National security agent
  • Overseas personnel manager
  • Foreign sales manager
  • Customs inspector
  • Export development manager
  • Market advisor
  • Diplomatic officer
  • Foreign exchange dollar trader