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International Business

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Academic Information: -  top

What is International Business?  top

International business comprises all commercial transactions (private and governmental, sales, investments, logistics, and transportation) that take place between two or more regions, countries and nations beyond their political boundaries. Usually, private companies undertake transactions for profit; governments undertake them for profit and for political reasons. The term "international business" refers to all those business activities which involve cross-border transactions of goods, services, and resources between two or more nations. Transactions of economic resources include capital, skills, people etc. for the purpose of the international production of physical goods and services such as finance, banking, insurance, construction etc.

Career Information  -  top

Possible Job Titles  -  top

  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Language Specialist
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Investment Strategies Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Junior Account Executive
  • Junior Campaign Management
  • Law Clerk
  • Leadership Preparation Program
  • Licensed Marketing Assistant
  • Litigation Assistant
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Management Development Program (MDP)
  • Manager of Innovation/Technology
  • Managing Director
  • Marketing & Events Assistant
  • Marketing Associate
  • Office Manager
  • OMST Rotational Program
  • Oper., People, & Change Advisory Associate
  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations Specialist
  • Outbound Sales Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Procurement Operations Specialist
  • Product Management Consultant Program
  • Professional Development Program
  • Real Estate Financial Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Regional Sales Director
  • Regulatory Associate
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales/New Business Development
  • Securities Lending Operations Specialist
  • Accelerated Management Trainee Program
  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Distribution Manager
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advisory Risk Internal Associate
  • Apple Leadership Program
  • Assistant Import Coordinator
  • Assistant Account Manager
  • Associate Consultant
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Associate Research Analyst
  • Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Management Associate
  • Camp Director
  • Cantonese Lexicographer
  • Case Manager of Immigration
  • Contemporary Marketing Representative
  • Contract Specialist
  • Corporate Banking Analyst
  • Entry-level Accountant
  • Exec Development Prog.-Asst. Buyer
  • Executive Team Leader
  • Export Logistics Coordinator
  • R/Learning & Development Intern
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Information Associate
  • Information Technology Auditor (Staff 1)
  • Insurance Claims Technician
  • Global Corporate Financial Leader
  • Intern to Sr. Int'l Finance Credit Officer
  • International Account Manager
  • International Projects Assistant
  • International Sales Coordinator
  • International Trader
  • International Underwriting Trainee

Typical Places of Employment  -  top

  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • TheFederal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • U.S. Army
  • Navy
  • Marines
  • Air Force, as well as other government agencies like the FBI and CIA.
  • General Mills
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grant Thornton
  • Global Fortune 500 list are:
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Exxon Mobil
  • BP
  • Toy-ota Motor
  • AXA
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Secret Service

Required Skills and Abilities -  top

  • Ability to adapt in cross-cultural environments
  • Knowledge or work experience in an additional industry such as marketing, finance, accounting, management information systems or law is an asset
  • Fluency in two or more languages is suggested
  • Understand how globalization impacts the business community, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Knowledge of foreign cultures is important
  • Sensitive to other countries and cultural practices
  • Experience and willingness to work and live abroad

Alumni Resources  - top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

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