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International Business degrees abroad

International business is the study of how business and trade operates across global borders. You’ll draw upon topics like economics, marketing and international relations to learn about how global markets work.

By completing a program in international business, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of how business is conducted in different countries and cultures. You’ll also examine how markets and business management practices have been impacted by the increased connectedness of the world.

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to observe international business in motion. Seeing first-hand how business concepts and practices differ between countries and cultures will equip you with the knowledge, skills and adaptability required to succeed in the field.

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International Business program structure

International business is a global subject which is taught all over the world. The exact structure and content of your course will, therefore, depend on the country and institution.

A BSc in international business is usually taught over three to four years and will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the field. It’s also possible to study an MA in international business over one or two years, and even a PhD which can take anywhere between four and seven years to complete.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll follow the liberal arts model of education. This means that you’ll complete two years of general education before beginning your specialist international business education in your final two years of study.

Many universities will encourage you to study international business alongside a foreign language. This will help you to effectively communicate with business professionals who do not speak your native language.

Most international business programs are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. On some programs, you’ll be required to complete an internship with a business operating in the international marketplace so that you can gain real, hands-on experience.

International business programs will be assessed differently depending on the institution, but you’ll probably be expected to complete a mixture of exams, coursework and presentations. Here’s a list of core international business modules that are common across most programs:

  • The global business environment
  • Globalization
  • Quantitative methods for business
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business law
  • Global business issues
  • Global strategic management

International Business study abroad programs

International business undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in international business

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    Management: International Management - BS Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    International Management - BA IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    2,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,456 EUR

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May
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    Business Management: International Business - BA (Hons) EU Business School Barcelona, Spain

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,405 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 EUR

    Start date
    October, January
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    International Business and Management - BA (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,242 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Management: International Business - BA (with placement) University of Applied Management Studies, Germany

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    7,554 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,080 EUR

    Start date
    October, April
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Associate in international business

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    Business: International Business - ASc CIS - The College For International Studies, Spain

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,440 EUR

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Diploma in international business

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    Business: International Business - OCDip Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,909 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,406 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Business: International Business - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,631 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,401 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Business Administration: International Business - OCADip George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,671 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,455 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    International Business - AdvDip Nova Scotia Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,486 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,690 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    International Business (Notre Dame Campus) - AdvDip Red River College Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,756 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,950 CAD

    Start date
    August
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Certificate in international business

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    International Business - Cert International School of Management (ISM), Germany

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,954 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,580 EUR

    Start date
    September, March
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    International Business - Cert Canadian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    7,585 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,450 CAD

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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Pathway in international business

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    International Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (International Foundation Year leading to Accounting and Finance BSc - Hons) - UGP Kingston University London, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,062 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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International business graduate programs

Master's in international business

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    Business Administration: International Business - MBA University of the West, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,546 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Business Administration: International Business - MSc Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Business Administration: International Business - MBA Lincoln University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,310 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Business Administration: International Business - MBA University of West Alabama, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,870 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Business Administration: International Business - MBA McNeese State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,075 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Doctorate in international business

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    Business Administration: International Business - DBA Lincoln University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,026 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,026 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Diploma in international business

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    Graduate Diploma in International Trade - GradDipIT Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,964 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,747 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    International Management - MSc/PGDip University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,865 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,750 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    International Management - PGDip Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,751 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in international business

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    Business Administration: International Business - GradCert University of the West, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,546 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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    International Business - GradCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    26,325 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,325 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Graduate Certificate in International Business
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    International Business - GradCert Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
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    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,032 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
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Future international business careers

As an international business graduate, you’ll have the tools to kickstart your career anywhere in the world. Since most successful businesses now need to operate across borders, employers are always on the lookout for international business graduates who have the attributes needed to excel in a globalized world. You’ll be well placed to achieve success in any of the following roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Business advisor
  • Sales executive
  • Corporate investment banker
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Financial trader

Most universities will host business networking events with employers. These are a great opportunity to make connections and secure work-experience placements so that you can stand out when it comes to applying for graduate roles.