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International Business Degree Online BS in Business Administration

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Register By: January 06 Classes Start: January 08

Lead in International Business

  • $330/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Courses taught by industry experts
  • 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.

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What You'll Learn

  • Analyze data to make ethical international business decisions
  • Address challenges in global organizations
  • Build collaborative relationships across diverse teams
  • Offer global and societal contexts for business decisions
  • Recommend strategic international business solutions

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

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.

“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.

Possible jobs for international business degree holders include:

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. 

Marketing Manager

Help drive a business's international growth and build a company's brand around the world.

Financial Manager

Create financial reports 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. 

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. 

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.”

Job Growth and Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports high salaries and better-than-average job growth for a variety of business roles.1

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Job Growth

The BLS projects growth in operations and general managers (7%), marketing managers (10%), financial managers (17%), management analysts (11%) and logisticians (28%) – all faster than the average growth of 5% for all occupations.1

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Salary

In 2021, a number of roles that are popular in international business reported above-median salaries: marketing managers ($135,030), financial managers ($131,710), operations and general managers ($115,250), management analysts ($93,000) and logisticians ($77,030).1

Understanding the numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors—like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

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What You Learn Studying International Business

Clare GreenlawClare Greenlaw, associate dean of business

“As self-aware learners and leaders with a global mindset, (international business) graduates develop a passion for diversity and inclusion, a willingness to embrace business uncertainty, intercultural empathy, interpersonal impact, and the foundations for leadership diplomacy.”

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

International Business Concentration

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.

"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."

Degree Program Services

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.

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

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

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.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. 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. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education 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.

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 $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

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, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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