International Business Major

International business begins where traditional business and foreign cultures meet.

There's a growing demand for individuals who understand the global context of business. You will know how to operate in a globalized economy. You'll understand world markets and their regions. You'll gain the skills for communication, research and global fluency.

Why study international business at the College of Charleston?

You'll receive instruction from world-class faculty with real-world experience at global companies. Our faculty include NASBITE certified global business professionals and several Global Scholars. Our program covers the essential skills for managing and operating a business in the global arena. You'll gain a global business perspective and prepare to enter the world of international business.

What will I learn?

Learn to navigate a globally competitive business world. Take the flexibility to focus your interests. You'll enhance your education with real-world experiences. You'll also study abroad for at least one semester. You will complete a minor in a foreign language, regional studies or a global area.

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Program Highlights

Our program is the largest provider of undergraduate international business degrees in South Carolina. You'll study international marketing, management, finance, global operations and business policy. Take part in the Global Scholars Program to develop your world view.
  • Hands-On Learning

    Develop the necessary skills for today's globalized economy. You'll gain the cultural experiences to enter new regions and markets. Our Global Business Resource Center supports the continued development of your opportunities. We also offer a Mentor Match if you're interested in a career in international business.

    Study Abroad 

    Our study abroad requirement allows you to travel and live just about anywhere in the world. You'll spend one semester or summer in a study abroad or overseas internship. Take classes in management behavior, international marketing and sustainability in locations like Austria and Greece.

  • Internship Opportunities

    Charleston is a port city, which means that we connect the world. It provides many internship opportunities for international business students. Gain real-world experience while growing your network. Students in the past have interned with organizations like:
    • IFA North America.
    • VanEck.
    • Mercedes-Benz Vans.

  • Location

    We are one of the only international business degree programs in the Southeast. Our renowned program provides you with a boots-on-the-ground approach to learning. International business students have one-of-a-kind resources available to them.

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates work in global corporations in the United States and beyond. You will be well prepared to take on positions in government, banking and nonprofit organizations and more. You might find a job as a customs broker, freight forwarder, global brand management or a trade specialist. Our alumni have worked for organizations such as:
  • BMW Corporation.
  • Hermes.
  • Mediterranean Shipping.
  • NASA.
  • The U.S. State Department.