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The International Business major provides a strong foundation in international business by offering upper level courses in international management, accounting, finance, marketing and operations management, complemented by courses in foreign culture and language. The program also provides valuable, relevant work experience prior to graduation through internships with international companies. The International Business program's practical, flexible and interdisciplinary format has been developed to give students the essential knowledge to succeed as a global manager, and to develop the leadership and implementation skills required to adapt and thrive in diverse business environments.

Prospective IB majors should consult with the IB program advisor in the Department of Marketing as early as possible. Call 216-687-4771 to make an appointment.


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business (IB) prepares students to manage and lead in a variety of internationally oriented organizations in today's increasingly interdependent global economy. This major allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers while developing an understanding of the political, cultural and regulatory environments that shape international business and trade. Students majoring in IB are also encouraged to pursue a dual major in order to gain depth of knowledge in a specific business function.

Visit CSU's International Business Department's website for more information

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International Account Executive International Media Planner International Restaurant Manager
International Bank Manager International Stock Broker International Job Analyst
International Consultant International Purchasing Agent International Travel Agent
International Real Estate Agent/Broker International Financial Analyst International Quality Control Auditor
International Commodities Trader International Bookkeeper International Economist
International Finance Writer International CEO International Appraiser
International Loan Officer International Sales Analyst Foreign Exchange Trader


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Oral & Written Communication Organizational Numerical Analysis
Interpretation Marketing
Computer Literacy Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking Planning and Budgeting
Decision-making Analytical Skills
Time Management Management (people and activities)
Reading/writing another language Communicating between cultures
Understanding cultural diversity Problem-solving



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