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International Business at St. Mary’s

What is International Business?

The International Business program at St. Mary’s University is designed for students seeking careers in the global arena.

International Business majors develop a comprehensive understanding of management functions, strategies and practices of international enterprises.

What sets this program apart:

  • 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.

Degree Plans

See the catalog for degree requirements:

Students can pursue two track options:

International Marketing Track: This track emphasizes understanding of international markets, products and consumers.

Students learn how to understand and analyze global opportunities, and navigate cross-cultural/multicultural environments successfully to compete in the global marketplace. Students become prepared for leadership careers in international marketing management, international marketing research, global public relations, and international advertising.

International Trade Operations Track: Students gain an understanding of the principles and practices of international trade.

This track emphasizes global supply chain management, operational strategies of globally linked companies and global sourcing of products and services.

Students explore techniques to establish international operations, and develop an understanding of the global flow of goods and services. You’ll become prepared with the operational management skills needed for a global career in trade.


Business students in Alkek Atrium.

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.

Students develop a global mindset to succeed in our intricately linked global economy.

Course highlights:

  • Global Social Media Marketing
  • International Finance
  • International Market Analysis
  • International Market Entry
  • Strategy Global Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management

Browse course titles and descriptions:

Career Opportunities

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

Outside the Classroom

Many students in the Greehey School of Business take part in international competitions and field study trips.

Students can also participate in a wide variety of clubs, events, activities and special programs. Highlights include:

Learn more about the International Business Program

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