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International Business Degree


Gain a global perspective

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Study international business at Columbia College

Gain a unique perspective that will provide you with global business skills. The international business program is grounded in business foundations as students learn cross-cultural management, global marketing and international economics.

You’ll explore accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing and business information systems. Then, delve deeper in subjects such as international finance, international business law, cultures of the world and foreign policy.

You’ll study:

  • Business analytics
  • Economics
  • Business finance
  • Management
  • International finance
  • International business law
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Global marketing

Degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • IL - Great Lakes
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Kansas City
    • OK - Fort Sill
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Kansas City

Prepare to help companies in a global market

In today’s economy and cultural climate, international business is a crucial field of study. Graduates are prepared to use knowledge of business, economics and management to help U.S. companies compete globally. Or, help companies abroad understand and cater to the U.S. market.

7%

Employment growth

591k

New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH

Some possible paths include:

  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Meeting and global event planning
  • Global operations
  • International trade

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


Small classes

International students in class.

Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Professors are experts and leaders in their respective industries and communities.


Facilities

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.


"“Amazon specifically, during my interview, was so appreciative that I had a degree from Columbia College. They definitely understood that I was bringing something to the table that they could work with, and that I was a productive candidate for them.”
— Madeline Brown ’19, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & International Business
Amazon Area Manager


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