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International Business Degree Online BS in Business Administration

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Register By: October 22 Classes Start: October 24

Lead in International Business

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Seek industry-recognized certifications
  • Gain a multi-national business background
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores

International Business Degree Online Program Overview

Create innovative solutions to emerging business challenges in the global marketplace with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University.

Our international business degree provides an in-depth understanding of the business practices and career skills needed in an era of increasing globalization and automation.

International business degree online courses explore global financial systems, multinational marketing and international strategic management. You can develop a deep understanding of the political, cultural, financial and management systems that drive international business activities.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze data to make ethical international business decisions
  • Address political, economic and social challenges in global organizations
  • Build collaborative relationships across diverse teams
  • Explain the impacts of global and societal contexts on business decisions
  • Recommend strategic and creative international business solutions

Career Outlook

An international business online degree provides a strong foundation of business skills from a global perspective. You can use your degree to help businesses face emerging challenges in international markets.

As technology advances, the business world continues to change. More business than ever is conducted online. This has opened up new global opportunities for products and services.

Organizations across many industries will be looking for global-minded leaders. These leaders will need to create innovative solutions to the complex business and societal challenges that come with more globalization.

Clare Greenlaw with the text Clare Greenlaw“There is an increasing demand for individuals who understand the global context of business, whether it’s addressing international trade and logistics, facilitating cross-border investments, or leading inclusive cultural and ethical initiatives,” said Clare Greenlaw, associate dean of business at SNHU.

Career opportunities and earning potential for international business online degree holders are also growing. International business graduates can find work in a variety of industries.

Industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale trade
  • Travel and tourism
  • Professional services
  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Retail

Possible jobs for international business degree holders include:

  • Operations manager: Coordinate facilities operations in multiple countries. Work with other high-level executives to plan long-term strategies for sales and growth. Operations and general managers earned a median salary of $103,650 in May 2020.1
  • Marketing manager: Help drive a business's international growth and build a company's brand around the world. Marketing managers earned a median salary of $142,170 in 2020.1 Jobs for marketing managers are projected to grow 10% through 2030.1
  • Financial manager: Create financial reports, direct investment activities and develop long-term plans for an organization’s financial goals, taking into consideration the tax laws and regulations specific to an organization or industry. Financial managers earned a median salary of $134,180 in 2020.1 Jobs for financial managers are projected to grow 17% by 2030, much faster than average.1
  • Management analyst: Recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. Gather and organize information about business problems to be solved and help make organizations more profitable by reducing costs and increasing revenue. Management analysts earned a median salary of $87,660 in 2020.1 Jobs for management analysts are projected to grow 14% through 2030.1
  • Logistician: Analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain internationally. Manage the entire life cycle of a product, including how it is acquired, allocated and delivered. Logisticians earned a median salary of $76,270 in 2020.1 Jobs for logisticians are projected to grow by 30% through 2030, much faster than average.1

Not sure you want to work for a large, multinational corporation? The skills gained in international business programs can be applied across many industries.

“SNHU international business majors have the foundational knowledge and skills to approach complex business and societal issues from different perspectives, and to create innovative solutions using a uniquely developed set of hard and soft managerial skills,” said Greenlaw. “These skills are increasingly valuable to employers faced with the challenge of opening and integrating diverse markets and achieving cohesion in increasingly diverse workforces.”

Start Your Journey Toward an Online International Business Degree Concentration

Courses & Curriculum

When you pursue an international business degree online, you’ll get the benefits of a traditional business education. You can also get a deeper understanding of the complexity and uncertainty of an increasingly global business environment.

SNHU’s international business degree “prepares students to contribute to the management and decision-making of domestic and multinational organizations challenged by global competition,” said Clare Greenlaw, associate dean of business at SNHU.

The online international business degree concentration has a foundation in business administration. This means you can build key business and career skills that are in demand across many industries.

Business core courses explore topics including:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Business law
  • Business systems analysis
  • Human relations
  • Marketing
  • Operations and strategic management

General education courses supplement your business core courses. These courses can help you develop valuable career skills. Skills include communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving.

In your concentration courses, you’ll examine business concepts and practices through a global lens. You’ll gain a better understanding of the political, ethical and cultural contexts of doing business abroad.

International business courses may include:

  • Global Finance: In this course, you'll explore the architecture of global financial markets and multinational financial institutions. This course provides a comprehensive background of the international financial environment. It also explores a broad range of international financial functions, operations and products.
  • International Management and International Strategic Management: These courses can help you gain a holistic perspective of management in a multinational organization. You can learn how to strategically navigate the balance of ethics and social responsibility in international operations.
  • Multinational Marketing: This course explores the economic, social and cultural factors that influence marketing and sales in a global market. You can gain real-world experience by developing marketing strategies for new products in global markets. And you can practice how to leverage media, communication, distribution and pricing strategies internationally.

Throughout your international business administration degree courses, hands-on projects can offer valuable learning experience. You could practice conducting international market attractiveness and risk assessments or create global marketing campaigns. Or you could study economic policy and trade regulation.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work in teams to find solutions to common challenges faced in an international business setting. These real-world experiences can help you gain key soft skills that can help you stand out when applying for jobs.

These skills include:

  • Collaboration: The ability to build trusting relationships among diverse partners and organizations.
  • Flexibility: The development of a global mindset open to emerging differences and change within the business environment.
  • Problem-solving: The ability to take on new business skills and knowledge to solve the complex problems facing businesses today.

"The final course was the most fulfilling," said Kacie Kirkpatrick '21. "It helped to make all of my previous courses harmoniously mesh together for the best understanding of my program."

Want to take your career even further? Continuing your education with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can give you a leg up when applying to jobs.

The online MBA in International Business can help you develop strategies to bring global success to an organization. You can take a deeper look at the opportunities, uncertainties and risks present in today’s increasingly global business environment. And you can prepare to be a more effective leader in organizations challenged by global competition.

No matter what career path you take with your bachelor of international business, SNHU will be there to support your journey. Online students have access to virtual writing help, tutoring and academic advising. Student clubs and professional organizations are also available to enhance your coursework and start building your personal network.

Our career advising team can assist you with resume and cover letter reviews, interview prep and job searches. And you’ll have access to these services even after you graduate.

Completed some college coursework already? SNHU’s generous transfer policy allows students to transfer up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. With the maximum credit transfer load, you could complete your international business degree in as few as 5 terms, or 10 courses.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All online bachelor's degree students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Save time and tuition: Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment with our Pathways to Math Success assessments.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.