Business & Management
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International Business

With the potential to travel the world for work and deal with the movers and shakers of the business world, a degree in International Business could lead to the life you've always imagined.

Types of Degrees

International Business students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this industry, a bachelor's degree is typically required for most entry-level positions, with master's degrees leading to management positions and doctorate degrees lending themselves to positions in academia, research, or consultancy.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, economics, and communication coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An International Business Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in International Business include:

  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, or Purchasing Agent
  • Management Analyst
  • Logistician
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Purchasing Manager, Buyer, or Purchasing Agent was $69,600 in 2019 (1) while Management Analysts earned a median salary of $95,560 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.