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International Business, BSBA

Bachelor’s Degree in International Business

Gain a competitive edge in business careers by majoring in International Business at the University of Central Missouri. Through our partnership with UCM’s Global Studies Center, you’ll have access to a broad range of study programs around the world. With these experiential learning opportunities and International Business as a major, you’ll be prepared to excel in careers across international management, global business, employment, consulting and more.  

UCM’s undergraduate program stands out among degrees in international business. By fully integrating foreign language competency into our world-class business education, we ensure that our graduates have what it takes to succeed in today’s international business jobs. 

Interdisciplinary support for well-rounded success

International business degrees typically appeal to students with many interests and a global outlook. At the University of Central Missouri, we connect our students majoring in International Business with experts in multiple disciplines, from Sport Management to Finance. You’ll learn from faculty with real-world professional experience to prepare you for a successful career working internationally.

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Dr. Catherine Chambers
Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-8605

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Department of Economics and Finance

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100% employment rate

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AACSB-accredited degree program

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Multidisciplinary program

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Learn a foreign language

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High-quality education, low tuition

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Small class sizes, global experiences

What you will study

With International Business as a major, you’ll complete a core set of general education and business classes. Develop a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in the finances, operations and challenges of modern companies. You’ll learn how business practices differ across cultures and what unique challenges companies face when they operate in a global business environment. 

A key feature of UCM’s major in International Business is the modern language component. Some degrees in international business don’t require proficiency in a foreign language, but we believe that learning a new language imparts a crucial perspective on global cultures. Learning another language can also make you more competitive as a candidate for jobs in international business.

You’ll also have plenty of electives to tailor your undergraduate program to your interests. Some of the interdisciplinary courses you may take with International Business as a major are:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • The Modern Middle East
  • International Marketing 
  • Principles of Finance


Excellence in International Business

  • Fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • A Best Value Bachelor's Degree College for Business Administration & Management (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Most Popular College for Business, Management & Marketing (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in international business

First-hand experience of another country’s business culture is a core component of our International Business degrees. At UCM, you’ll have access to rich learning experiences across the world. You can select the global business learning experience that’s right for you, whether that’s a few weeks abroad or a full academic year. 

  • Global opportunity: In partnership with our Study Abroad office, we offer learning experiences in more than 60 countries. International Business degrees have taken UCM students to Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, South Korea and more. 
  • Study tours: Take the trip of a lifetime by traveling with your peers on a faculty-led tour of several countries. You’ll enrich and expand your understanding of other countries by examining them through the lens of their global business culture. 
  • Study abroad: Embed yourself in the local culture and stay with a host family while taking classes at one of the University of Central Missouri’s partner schools. 
    Internships: Get invaluable hands-on experience with an internship placement abroad, ideal when you’re majoring in International Business.
  • Peer-to-peer experiences: Engage with UCM’s large international student population by joining the International Student Organization or our campus chapters of ENACTUS and Collegiate DECA to gain valuable experience and grow your network.


What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in International Business from UCM?

Majoring in International Business at UCM is an excellent start to a successful career. You’ll acquire the analytical skills necessary to navigate the changing tides of domestic and global business, as well as the cultural awareness to use your skills effectively in any environment. 

Jobs for International Business majors are typically high-paid and span many fields. Whether you want to become an international financial analyst or a translator, UCM will ensure you can compete for the most desirable jobs.

100% of UCM graduates with International Business degrees are employed within six months after graduation.

Learn more about international business careers

Students with International Business degrees can expect to earn above average salaries, making this graduate program a smart investment in your future. Use our interactive tool below to explore job trends for graduates with degrees in International Business.




Financial assistance options for your bachelor’s degree in International Business

The University of Central Missouri believes in making a high-quality education accessible to everyone. We have affordable tuition rates and are committed to low student debt. The majority of UCM students receive some form of financial aid. 

In addition to the robust university-wide options to finance your college education, you may be eligible for additional awards when you take International Business as a major. Learn more about program-specific scholarships for International Business degrees at the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Majoring in International Business is ideal preparation for advanced studies in graduate degree programs such as:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Delve into specialty topics and increase your knowledge base by adding a minor to your International Business major:

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Explore programs related to international business.

Degrees in international business aren’t the right fit for everyone. If some of the features of this undergraduate program resonate with you, explore these other options at UCM:


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