Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level positions in domestic and foreign corporations as well as government agencies. The following list is only a sampling of the different career opportunities open to students with an international business background.
Every government has a variety of agencies that are involved in international business. For example, in the United States, the Departments of Commerce (International Trade Administration), Agriculture, Treasury, State, and Small Business Administration offer a variety of international job opportunities, ranging from research positions to opportunities for international trade specialists and foreign liaisons for American companies.
Private Sector Firms
Private sector firms?whether domestic or international, small or large, for-profit or not-for-profit, producing goods or services?offer a host of job opportunities. Examples of positions available in this sector include the following:
- Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Purchasing Managers. Manage a specific product or product line, including new product development and advertising, setting up the distribution system and prices of products, and managing sales representatives and the supply chain.
- Accounting, Finance, Law. Work for banks, accounting firms, law firms, and corporations dealing with areas such as currency risk management, financial analysis of companies and countries, auditing, consulting, etc.
- Travel and Tourism. Obtain a position in hotel/restaurant management, the airline or cruise ship industry, or a travel agency.
- Freight Forwarding and Custom Brokerage. Handle transportation, storage, insurance, and clearance of products through government customs agencies.
- Trading Companies. (export and import firms)
- Cross-Cultural Training Firms. Assist firms with the training of their employees who live and work abroad, deal with foreign clients, translate documents, etc.
The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, and other international institutions offer a variety of entry-level positions.