International Business

About International Business

The international business program combines coursework in economics, finance, management, marketing and general business with foreign language courses, cross-cultural studies and study abroad to create future leaders in global business. By developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, becoming proficient oral and written communicators and mastering a foreign language, international business students at Valdosta State are prepared for a number of professions on a global level.

International Business at Valdosta State University

The international business program is the newest undergraduate degree program offered by Valdosta State University’s Langdale College of Business. In addition to enjoying small class size and interaction with faculty members, international business students have the unique opportunity to gain practical experience by studying abroad. Each summer, Valdosta State international business students and faculty travel to Germany for a four-week program that includes a course on German culture, optional business courses and field trips to major German corporations. Back on campus, students may participate in Students in Free Enterprise, a prestigious student organization for business majors, and Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society for outstanding students.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

About the International Business Curriculum

B.B.A.

The international business curriculum prepares students for careers in international business by exposing them to various aspects of business and foreign culture and language. Students develop basic reading and conversational skills in a foreign language, study cultural differences in relation to global business, and learn about international trade and other relevant concepts. Graduates are equipped with critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communication and technology-related skills within the field and may choose to pursue graduate studies or enter the global job market.

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Careers*

  • Customs professional
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Export sales representative
  • Foreign affairs specialist
  • Foreign service official
  • Foreign trade consultant
  • Global advertising executive
  • Global business analyst
  • Global marketing specialist
  • Humanitarian aide
  • Import compliance professional
  • Intelligence agent
  • Intelligence analyst
  • International account representative
  • International banking officer
  • International compliance specialist
  • International correspondent
  • International financial planner
  • International journalist
  • International relations specialist
  • International sales professional
  • International tax accountant
  • International trade economist
  • International trade specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Public affairs coordinator
  • Purchasing agent

 *Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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