Why Study International Business?

Business is global – period.  What happens in one part of the world affects the rest. No country is immune from changes in the global market place. It is not only prudent to understand the global nature of business but it is also a true business necessity of the 21st century.

Everyone is impacted by international forces, either directly or indirectly. For many operations in the U.S., it is probable that competitors, suppliers, customers, employees, managers or even owners are from other countries. It is just as much true to most other world economies. Higher-level positions with multinational corporations increasingly require experience in the domestic side of the corporations’ business before assuming international responsibilities.

The International Business major provides a broad education in business and the social sciences. With a focus on the international work environment, it will enhance the core business courses by increasing the student’s understanding of the interdependence and complexity of conducting business in a global marketplace.

International Business majors are often found to have double majors in areas including but not limited finance, marketing, accountancy, business analytics, hospitality management, sociology, anthropology, political science, international affairs, geography, languages, philosophy etc.

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Careers in International Business


Join students who come to Daniels from across the U.S. and around the world for a rigorous business education.

Take the next step toward realizing your goal of earning a degree from a top-ranked business college by reviewing Daniels admission information:

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Studying Abroad

Business students must be prepared to interact with persons from other cultures and to manage in circumstances where business practices and social conventions are different from the graduate’s native country. To meet this requirement all students entering Fall 2006 or thereafter must fulfill an international experience before they can graduate as a business major. International students meet this requirement by virtue of studying at DU.

Students may meet the international experience through at least one of the following ways:

  1. Participate in the Cherrington Global Scholars Program.
  2. Take one of the approved courses listed.

Studying abroad can be an integral part of an international business education and it strongly encouraged at the University of Denver. International Business Majors applied to study abroad, attending universities in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, France, Thailand, Japan, India, England, Ireland, Italy and many other countries across the globe. A study abroad experience is an excellent way to enhance your degree and job potential. The opportunities are endless!

If you are intent on an international career, actual overseas experience – beyond vacation travel – is vital. That said, it is never too early to begin planning for overseas study.