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International Business

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by International Business majors
Where they got hired: International Business, Class of 2012 

Overview of major

The international business major prepares students for careers in the global economy by complementing general business knowledge with elective courses of an international perspective. In addition to internships, International Study tours are available opportunities for students to supplement classroom knowledge.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • International Sales Representative
  • Property Accountant
  • Foreign Trade Consultant
  • Operation Leadership Program Associate
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Research Analyst—Equities
  • Litigation Legal Assistant
  • Underwriter Trainee
  • Assistant Media Buyer
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Acceptance Group Conflicts Assistant
  • Business Consultant
  • International Trade Compliance Associate
  • Bi-Lingual Customer Service Representative
  • Financial & Accounting Analyst
  • Staff Operations Specialist
  • Logistics Coordinator

Examples of internships

  • A People United
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • NY Daily News
  • CBRE
  • PHH Arval
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Fidelity
  • SEI Investments
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Sports International
  • JW Seligman Mutual Funds
  • UBS Pain Webber
  • Maryland Port Authority
  • World Trade Center Institute

Possible career fields

Consulting 

Economics

  • Research & forecasting
  • Economic advising
  • Teaching

Finance

  • Corporate financial management
  • Banking
  • Real estate
  • Personal financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Money management

General Business 

Management

  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Quality control

Marketing

  • Sales
  • Customer relations
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Market research
  • Brand/Product management

Statistics

  • Analysis/Research
  • Quality assurance
  • Actuarial science

Transportation & Logisitics

  • Scheduling
  • Distribution
  • Purchasing
  • Planning & regulation

Possible work settings

  • Accounting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Banks
  • Non-profits
  • Health care industry
  • Consulting practices
  • Law firms
  • Medical agencies
  • International finance agencies
  • Retail
  • International businesses
  • International data corporations
  • International marketing firms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Media corporations
  • Armed forces
  • Technology industries

Important skills and abilities

  • Computer
  • Mathematical & problem solving
  • Detailed
  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Sales
  • Organization
  • Team player
  • Decision-making
  • Foreign language ability

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Business Majors (BUS Category)
  • Consulting (BUS Category)
  • Opportunities in Sales Careers (BUS Category)
  • Management and Leadership Development Programs (BUS Category)
  • The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job (BUS Category)
  • Best 296 Business Schools (Grad Section)
  • The Business School Buzz Back (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by International Business majors

  • MBA
  • Master of International Affairs
  • MBA, International Business
  • MBA, Accounting
  • MBA, Management
  • JD

Where they got hired: International Business, Class of 2012

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 80 percent of the class of 2012 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2012 international business majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Acme United Corporation – materials planner
Allergan – information security communications
Allianz Global – underwriting associate-inland marine
Assumption University of Thailand – assistant lecturer
Central China Normal University – English teacher
Credit Suisse – analyst (treasury)
CW & Company – public relations assistant
Essence Magazine – advertising operations assistant
Fidelity Investments – customer service associate- benefits outsourcing
Garcia Uniforms – assistant to the VP
Hukkster – marketing & operations assistant
Jaffe Management – program director
Jesuit Volunteer Corps – Colegio Miguel Pro (teacher)
Johns Hopkins – administrative coordinator
Learning Resources Network (LERN) – analyst assistant
Mercer – sales process coordinator
Morgan Stanley – operations analyst (3), associate-real estate
MPG – national broadcast assistant buyer
N.E.W. Customer Services Companies LLC – business solutions coordinator
NetApp – sales analyst assistant
Northrop Grumman Corporation – business management analyst (2)
OfficeTeam – staffing & sales manager
Outhouse LLC / Eddie Borgo – logistics assistant
Peace Corps, Youth and Community Development – volunteer
Pink Crab – sales associate
PNC Bank – C&IB business credit field examiner
Sallie Mae, Inc. – trust administrator
SNA Allianz Group – trainee
St. Gabriel's College – teacher (2)
Starr Companies – underwriter associate

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