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Student presenting in an International Business class

The International Business program at St. Mary’s University is designed for students seeking careers in the global arena. International Business majors receive a comprehensive understanding of management functions, strategies and practices of international enterprises. A unique feature of this program is a year-long practicum that exposes students to diverse cultures, languages and business practices from around the world. Students are encouraged to complete the practicum in a different country.

Students pursuing this major can choose between two marketing tracks: an International Marketing Track or an International Trade Operations Track.

Program Options

Students can pursue one of the following program options:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
    • International Marketing Track
    • International Trade Operations Track

The International Marketing Track is designed for students to gain a firm understanding of international markets, products and consumers. We prepare our students to develop a global mindset to succeed in our intricately linked global economy. Students learn how to understand and analyze global opportunities, and navigate cross-cultural/multicultural environments successfully to compete in the global marketplace. This track prepares students for leadership careers in international marketing management, international marketing research, global public relations, and international advertising.

The International Trade Operations Track is designed to give students an understanding of the principles and practices of international trade. We prepare our students to develop a global mindset to succeed in our intricately linked global economy. This track emphasizes training in topics pertaining to global supply chain management, operational strategies of globally lined companies, and global sourcing of products and services. Students explore techniques on how to establish international operations, and develop an understanding of the global flow of goods and services. This program prepares students with the operational management skills needed for a global career in trade.

Courses and degree plan

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. In addition to their major courses, students from the Greehey School of Business take courses from the St. Mary’s Core Curriculum and the Greehey School of Business Core.

View the International Business Requirements and Degree Plan

Career Opportunities

Business students in Alkek Atrium.Students in the International Business program have obtained internships and job opportunities at the following organizations, among many others:

  • Frost & Sullivan International Marketing Consultants
  • H-E-B Global Sourcing
  • International Air Transport Association
  • North American Development Bank
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
  • Universal Pictures International
  • World Affairs Council of San Antonio

Learn more about the St. Mary's International Business Program


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