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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.
International business has rarely been a more crucial field of study. Learn various global strategies and tactics that could be employed in a variety of international settings. Delve deeper in subjects such as international finance, international business law, cultures of the world and foreign policy.
According to the NCES, “in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business”. Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Opportunities to study:
- Business analytics
- Business finance
- Diversity in organizations
- Global marketing
- International business law
- International finance
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.
With an International Business degree from Columbia College, you’ll graduate equipped with foundational business skills employers seek.
Work in a variety of industries. Choose to work with people, products or data. Whatever your interest, the international business degree prepares you for success.
Employment of business occupations is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some possible paths include:
- Global operations
- International trade
- Global event planning
- International management
- Global marketing
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
"You don’t have to travel across the world. Just by supporting a business that practices corporate social responsibility, you are contributing! Qualities to look for in a company include sustainability practices, social-change initiatives, or any other ways that give back to the community."Read about Gina
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- Core requirements 69 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Introduction to the diversity of cultures and societies. Taking a comparative approach based on case studies from different regions of the world, the course explores some of the major themes of cultural anthropology, including economic and political systems, language, art, religion and worldview, kinship and gender relations. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirements.
Survey of current international marketing strategy including the historical context of global marketing and current environmental issues and marketing management techniques. Prerequisite: MKTG 210. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirements.
This course offers a history of Africa from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The course examines the European imperial scramble to colo¬nize Africa during the late 1800's and 1900's, the broader integration of African societies into the world economy during that process, the social, political and cultural impact of imperial policies, Western popular images of Africa in the colonial period, the nationalist struggles that resulted in the independent African states, and the achievements of -- and persistent problems faced by -- those post-colonial states. Cross-listed as HIST 339W. Prerequisite: Any 3 hours of HIST and ENGL 133W. Occasional offering.
Theory and practice of how nations relate to each other. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement.