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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 degree online 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 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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An international business online degree provides a strong foundation of business skills within 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.
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:
Possible jobs for international business degree holders include:
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.”
With no set class meeting times, you can learn on your schedule and access online course materials 24/7.
Take advantage of some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation, plus financial aid for those who qualify. We also make it easy to transfer to SNHU by accepting up to 90 credits for a bachelor's degree.
Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with over 100,000 graduates across the country. SNHU is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), which advocates for institutional improvement and public assurance of quality.
Recently, SNHU has been nationally recognized for leading the way toward more innovative, affordable and achievable education:
At Southern New Hampshire University, you'll have access to a powerful network of more than 200,000 students, alumni and staff that can help support you long after graduation. Our instructors offer relevant, real-world expertise to help you understand and navigate the field. Plus, with our growing, nationwide alumni network, you'll have the potential to tap into a number of internship and career opportunities.
Make your mark on the global marketplace with the business skills and knowledge you can gain with a bachelor of international business online. As the global business environment evolves, organizations across many industries need global-minded leaders to help them grow. International business degree holders can work in manufacturing, trade, tourism, professional services, finance, transportation, retail and more.
96.5% of students would recommend SNHU.2 Discover why SNHU may be right for you.
Part of our mission to expand access to quality higher education means removing the barriers that may stand between you and your degree. That’s why you can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 6 (8-week) undergraduate terms.
Simply work with an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options, answer all your questions and walk you through the application process. Start by:
Test scores are not required as part of your application.
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:
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 include:
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:
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.
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Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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.
Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
An international business course looks at business activities and theories from a global perspective. The goal of international business courses is to develop a deep understanding of the political, cultural, financial and management systems that drive the global market in the United States and abroad.
At SNHU, international business is offered not as a Bachelor of Science in International Business, but as a degree concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The concentration combines global business courses with a broad business education.
In SNHU’s international business program, you’ll explore key business concepts through a global lens, including:
You can build a strong foundation in business skills and best practices. This foundation is backed up with the understanding of international business concepts. The bachelor of international business can prepare you to make decisions that have a global impact.
“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,” said Clare Greenlaw, associate dean of business at SNHU.
If you want a flexible credential that can help you lead in businesses across many industries, then yes. A Bachelor of Science in International Business can give you the business foundation and global perspective you need to join the evolving global market.
Technology continues to advance and more business is moving online. With this move, it’s easier than ever for companies to expand their products and services to the global market. An international business degree online can help you prepare to join this fast-growing sector of the business world.
“Many companies are going global, so having some background in this field can enhance a student’s marketability,” said Dr. Charlotte Broaden, a global business and leadership professor at SNHU.
Jobs for management analysts, for example, are projected to grow 14% through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).1 Jobs for financial analysts are projected to grow 6% through 2028, and analysts with knowledge of specific global markets could be in high demand.1
Want to play a key role in the creation and distribution of products internationally? Jobs for logisticians, or supply chain managers, are projected to grow 5% through 2028.1
In an international business degree online program, you’ll explore international market analysis, global business development and international finance. You’ll also gain an understanding of the political, cultural and ethical standards for international operations.
This training can prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities across many industries. As businesses continue to expand into global markets, jobs for international business degree holders are expected to grow.
With a bachelor's degree in international business, you could find work with roles like:
Jobs for international business degree holders can be found in virtually any industry. This is particularly true as technology advances and businesses of all sizes aim to move into global markets. Salaries for international business majors are as varied as the jobs they can hold.
General and operations managers earned a median salary of $123,030 in 2019 while marketing managers earned a median salary of $136,850 that same year.1 The highest earning marketing managers brought in more than $208,000.1
According to the BLS, in 2019 financial managers and management analysts earned median annual salaries of $129,890 and $85,260, respectively.1 Logisticians earned a median salary of $74,750 in 2019.1
Workers with advanced international business degrees can earn even more. According to the BLS, master’s degree holders earned about 20% more each week than workers with a bachelor’s degree in 2019.1 SNHU’s MBA in International Business can prepare you to lead in a global market. You can learn to develop the strategies that can bring global success in an organization and open up a broad range of management opportunities at global companies in the U.S. and abroad.
With a bachelor of international business online, you’ll be prepared to seamlessly continue your education with the MBA degree.
International business is becoming a popular degree path. And a growing number of schools offer international business programs. But the type of international business degree offered varies among institutions.
At SNHU, the international business degree online is offered as a concentration of the online business degree. The BS in Business Administration program offers a strong foundation of business skills and practices. This foundation is coupled with training that can help you gain a global perspective.
Hands-on learning opportunities can help you learn to apply your coursework to real world examples right away. This can help prepare you for a career in the global marketplace.
Want to advance your international business career even further? SNHU also offers an international business graduate degree in addition to the bachelor of international business.
With an MBA in International Business, you can develop valuable leadership skills. You'll explore the political, ethical and cultural implications of leading in global markets in the United States and abroad. And you can develop career skills that are in demand across many industries.
Should you decide you want to further your international education upon completing your bachelor's, you could earn one of our 3 focused online MBAs: international business, international finance and international supply chain management.
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.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at:
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
2According to a survey responses from over 9,200 SNHU online students conducted in the fall of 2019.