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International Business

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by International Business majors
Where they got hired: International Business, Class of 2013  

Overview of major

The international business major prepares students for careers in the global economy by complementing general business knowledge with elective courses of an international perspective. In addition to internships, International Study tours are available opportunities for students to supplement classroom knowledge.


Potential job titles

  • International Sales Representative
  • Property Accountant
  • Foreign Trade Consultant
  • Operation Leadership Program Associate
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Research Analyst—Equities
  • Litigation Legal Assistant
  • Underwriter Trainee
  • Assistant Media Buyer
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Acceptance Group Conflicts Assistant
  • Business Consultant
  • International Trade Compliance Associate
  • Bi-Lingual Customer Service Representative
  • Financial & Accounting Analyst
  • Staff Operations Specialist
  • Logistics Coordinator

Examples of internships

  • A People United
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • NY Daily News
  • CBRE
  • PHH Arval
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Fidelity
  • SEI Investments
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Sports International
  • JW Seligman Mutual Funds
  • UBS Pain Webber
  • Maryland Port Authority
  • World Trade Center Institute

Possible career fields



  • Research & forecasting
  • Economic advising
  • Teaching


  • Corporate financial management
  • Banking
  • Real estate
  • Personal financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Money management

General Business


  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Quality control


  • Sales
  • Customer relations
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Market research
  • Brand/Product management


  • Analysis/Research
  • Quality assurance
  • Actuarial science

Transportation & Logisitics

  • Scheduling
  • Distribution
  • Purchasing
  • Planning & regulation

Possible work settings

  • Accounting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Banks
  • Non-profits
  • Health care industry
  • Consulting practices
  • Law firms
  • Medical agencies
  • International finance agencies
  • Retail
  • International businesses
  • International data corporations
  • International marketing firms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Media corporations
  • Armed forces
  • Technology industries

Important skills and abilities

  • Computer
  • Mathematical & problem solving
  • Detailed
  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Sales
  • Organization
  • Team player
  • Decision-making
  • Foreign language ability

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Business Majors (BUS Category)
  • Consulting (BUS Category)
  • Opportunities in Sales Careers (BUS Category)
  • Management and Leadership Development Programs (BUS Category)
  • The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job (BUS Category)
  • Best 296 Business Schools (Grad Section)
  • The Business School Buzz Back (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by International Business majors

  • MBA
  • Master of International Affairs
  • MBA, International Business
  • MBA, Accounting
  • MBA, Management
  • JD

Where they got hired: International Business, Class of 2013

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 85 percent of the class of 2013 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2013 international business majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


American Aviation Institute - analyst
Arthrex/Supreme Orthopedic Systems - sales representative
Atradius - sales associate
BAYADA Home Healthcare - associate leadership development program
Brown Advisory - analyst
Brown Brothers Harriman - fund accountant
Coca-Cola - relief account manager
Design & Integration - accounts receivable administrator
EMC Corporation - human resources leadership development program
Lionbridge - market research assistant
Mettler-Toledo International - invoice specialist
Morgan Stanley - analyst, operations analyst program (2)
NY Fire Consultants - marketing analyst
Octagon - event coordinator
OMD - assistant strategist
Panasonic North America - corporate outreach coordinator
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - sales & marketing development program
T. Rowe Price - investment operations associate
Teach for America - secondary science teacher
TRACE International - due diligence analyst
Transamerica - account executive
U.S. Military - military intelligence office - second lieutenant
U.S. Navy - pilot
Under Armour - customer service representative

Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland - M.A., Emerging Media

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