International Business Major and Minor

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In our ever-changing and increasingly interconnected business world, successful leaders need to go beyond “business as usual” and understand how the pieces of the global puzzle fit together. As an international business major in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, you’ll develop the global perspective needed to stay competitive and take the lead in an array of careers—from government relations and global operations to marketing and business development. 

At Loyola, our AACSB-accredited international business program examines organizational phenomenon from a multi-disciplinary perspective, helping you hone skills within the international dimensions of accounting, finance, law, operations, information systems, management, marketing, sustainability, and corporate strategy. 

Our experiential curriculum lets you see your studies in action through internships, service-learning, study tours and more—giving you hands-on, practical experience working in today’s global business environment. Based in Baltimore—home to leading global businesses including Under Armour, McCormick & Co., and Stanley Black & Decker—Loyola’s international business program provides access to industry leaders that are locally based and globally-minded.

A minor in international business is available for students in all majors.

Why should you study international business at Loyola? 

Global Perspective

Our courses—taught through a distinctive lens that considers diverse perspectives and cultures—develop bold, ethical leaders who are more than ready to anticipate and respond to the complex and ever-changing challenges within national and global business environments.

Multidisciplinary Approach

As a Loyola international business major, you’ll learn how to tackle the complex challenges of the global business environment through an array of disciplines including political science, global studies, sociology, and business, all while keeping our Jesuit values at the core of your approach and process.

Commitment to Innovation

The Sellinger School is a member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), which provides an opportunity to benchmark our international business program against other universities and stay up to date with the latest innovations the field.

What you’ll learn

From learning about the cultural differences between U.S. and international ways of conducting business to developing in-demand communication and key analytical skills, graduates of Loyola’s international business program will:

  • Develop complex problem solving and analytical skills to assess the global marketplace;
  • Practice creative and critical thinking as well as communicating clearly and empathetically;
  • Collaborate with others while developing cultural awareness and emotional intelligence; and
  • Evaluate risks and opportunities within the global business landscape.

Loyola international business career paths

Loyola international business alumni are more than ready to launch careers in a wide range of positions within the international business field. Some job titles of recent grads include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Foreign service officer
  • Global merchandising
  • Global project management
  • Import/export coordinator
  • International trade and customs compliance
  • Marketing manager
  • Policy Analyst

In addition to graduating ready to enter the field, a degree in international business can prepare you for admission to Loyola’s one-year Emerging Leaders MBA program or other competitive graduate programs. 

Recent graduate placements

  • Aetna
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Genco Imports
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NewDay
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Textron
  • USI Insurance
  • USA LLC

Popular courses

Global Environment of Business

IB 282

Examine the social, political, and economic contexts that influence global businesses and explore how global businesses address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by globalization. Develop the analytical skills to assess cultural differences between U.S. and non-U.S. businesses, and identify tensions, interests, and responsibilities among global stakeholders, institutions and public policy.

Cross-Cultural Exchanges

IB 372

Gain new insights and strategies for dealing with cross-cultural complexity that affects individual and team effectiveness in the workplace. The course also enables students to maximize their study abroad/international experiences by way of theory and practice, sharing and collaborating with one another, and learning from one another’s methods, assumptions, values, knowledge, and points of view.

International Management

IB 415

Investigate business policy, strategy, structure, and process in an international context. In this course you’ll develop an understanding of the complex and varied role of the general manager in a nondomestic environment.

Explore our course catalogue for a full listing of courses, descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more:

Faculty experts

Our international business courses are taught by experts with the highest level of qualifications and connections with locally-based global businesses. Loyola faculty are teacher-scholars who are attentive to students’ ambitions and needs who have a deep personal interest in each student’s academic success. In addition, our executives in residence bring significant industry knowledge and experience to their teaching and student advising and mentorship.

Faculty Directory

International Business is part of the Sellinger School’s Management & Organizations Department

Irem Demirkan
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Management
Sellinger Hall 418b
410-617-2395
idemirkan@loyola.edu

Debra Mitchell
Program Assistant
Sellinger Hall 418
410-617-2357
dmitchell4@loyola.edu

Visit the Management and Organizations Department page