The International Business concentration in the College of Business Administration delivers what businesses, government and non-profits are looking for — sound international business principles, practical background in a functional area, language proficiency and study abroad experience.
In addition to the Business Tool and Business Core courses, IB students take three upper-level business courses in a business discipline of their choosing (Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management or Marketing), 12 hours of international business electives, 12 hours of 2000 and 3000 level language courses (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish), and spend one semester or one full summer term abroad enrolled in an approved college or university academic program. We currently have partnerships with several universities in other countries or will help you find a school in your country of interest. Read about a few of our students' study abroad experiences here.
Career opportunities for international business majors abound and can be based domestically or abroad. Organizations such as Caterpillar Financial, Dollar General Corporation, Genesco, Infinium Capital Management, Proofpoint, Shannon Lumber International, Tractor Supply Company, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Expeditors are just a few who have hired our students. Job titles include Business Analyst, China Salesman, Customer Relations Representative, Global Sourcing Analyst, International Associate, Marketing Specialist, Product Manager, etc.
Belmont's international business faculty have diverse backgrounds, and each offer a unique perspective based on their own international/multicultural experiences. Their combined research includes topics such as the effectiveness of deposit insurance coverage in the international banking system, E-Music growth in China, international marketing, international business strategy, cross-culture consumer behavior and the ethics of globalization.
For more information, visit the Center for International Business website.