International Business & Economics
Employers of Recent International Business & Economics Majors
- Borden Foods
- Hard Rock Café
- Maritz Marketing Research
- Merrill Lynch
- Henkel Corp.
- National City Bank
- Whirlpool Corp.
- State Farm Insurance
- General Motors
- State Street Bank
- Berne, Inc.
- DSV Samson Transport
- The Peace Corps
- United Parcel Service
- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Known as IBEC around The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, international business and economics involves the study of global business issues in increasingly interdependent world markets. IBEC professionals understand the interlocking nature of culture, economics, exporting, finance, language, management and marketing.
What courses do IBEC majors take?
IBEC majors pursue courses that enable them to understand and analyze the nature and causes of change in the global market. Majors learn the nuances of international business and management, international trade and finance, logistics, import-export and services within private industries and various government and international agencies. The IBEC program requires a second course of study in a foreign language.
Do I need an internship?
Yes, IBEC majors participate in a four-credit-hour internship and a study-abroad program during their junior or senior year, or IBEC majors may participate in a study-abroad/ internship combination. This international-experience dimension helps broaden students’ international perspective and fosters understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Study-abroad programs provide unique opportunities for individual growth and intellectual development.
How can I get involved as an IBEC major?
Students from all majors are invited to join the International Business Club (IBC), which promotes interest in business-related internships and study-abroad opportunities. Additionally, IBC hosts speakers on international topics. Members have the opportunity to work on the Global Business Issues Journal, an annual peer-reviewed academic journal for student and faculty/student work.
What careers are available for IBEC majors?
Current trends in business globalization indicate that IBEC majors have a wealth of opportunities on a domestic and global scale. Career avenues include working for a U.S-based company that does business abroad, traveling abroad to work as an expatriate, or working for various government and international agencies.