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What Can You Do With A Degree In International Business Economics?

With specialized knowledge in economic theories, principles, laws and concepts, combined with the expertise of business management and competency in a second language, international business economics majors are sought after for their well-rounded and global business knowledge base.

Below is a breakdown of industries that hire international business economic professionals and resources for further career information. Some careers may require addition skills or further education.  For more information on qualifications, jobs and career specifics consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 

 

INDUSTRIES THAT HIRE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS MAJORS:

INDUSTRIES & JOBS


Government

  • Cost analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign trade
  • Public administration
  • Transportation mgmt.
  • Urban planning

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS


  • USDA
  • Department of Commerce
  • Bureau of Labor & Statistics
  • United Nations
  • General Accounting
  • US Dept of Health

HOW TO GET THERE?


  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.)
  • Master skills in quantitative analytics and related economics programs 
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)

 


Market Research:

  • Research Analyst
  • Consultant

  • Market research firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Public and private businesses
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing

  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.)
  • Master skills in quantitative analytics and related economics programs 
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)
  • Supplement with political science courses, research and survey design courses
  • Earn a graduate degree

 


Insurance:

  • Claims
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Underwriting

  • Insurance companies

  • Take business communication courses
  • Gain sales experience
  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.)
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)

 


Teaching:

 


  • Secondary and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Administration

  • Take business communication courses
  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.)
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)
  • Earn a Ph.D
  • Take research opportunities
  • Get secondary certification for teaching

 


Healthcare:

  • Healthcare analysts
  • Hospital management

  • Private corporations
  • Hospitals
  • HMOs
  • US Dept. of Health

  • Take business communication courses
  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.)
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)
  • Earn a master's degree in public health administration

 


Banking & Finance

  • Lending
  • Operations
  • Securities (sales & research)

  • Banks
  • Credit unions
  • Brokerage firms

  • Supplement marketing and communication courses
  • Get involved in leadership (clubs, student government, etc.) in a finance or treasurer role
  • Connect with members of the advisory council
  • Serve an internship (even if you have a job)
  • Earn an MBA

 

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS MAJORS: