With countries’ economies more inter-connected through the global markets, many businesses are seeing an advantage to hiring individuals with an international business degree. In addition to being well rounded and knowledgeable of the business field, these employees have a highly prized focus—one that is global. Understanding the broader world in which we live is becoming a more and more relevant and valuable skill in the job market.
Students and professionals who are interested in broadening their horizons by living and working abroad can usually find a niche for themselves, no matter their degree or background. However, international business students may find they are more attractive candidates for a job if they have a degree with an international focus, along with demonstrated interested in the global economy. Students and professionals alike would do well to combine travel and work experience with their international business degree.
Once graduates have obtained their international business degree, they have an option to work in a variety of fields. Having an international business degree gives professionals a distinct advantage. In addition to being in high demand, these adults have more opportunities from which they can choose. Some may opt to work for a local company that has offices in other countries, while others may choose to live and work abroad.
Although sales and marketing careers are in demand when working internationally, there are plenty of other exciting careers that are open to international business majors. Graduates may go on to work with international trade and development organizations, where they are expected to give advice on export markets, do market research, or complete trade promotions. They may join the diplomatic service and act as representatives of their country’s governmental agencies to foreign governments. Others may find work as an international banking officer or a cultural advisor. Whatever field draws your interest, the first step is obtaining the best fitting degree.
“The ability to tailor international business courses to round out my skill set even further, an opportunity much different than the cohort programs I was considering before choosing Linfield, was a bonus,” Said Craig Ostbo, Linfield Adult Degree Program student. “A bucket list item for me is to learn a foreign language – especially Spanish. I’m also someone who works better under a deadline. So, there’s no better way for me to learn the language than to put myself in a situation where it is a requirement for my degree. I am embarking soon on what will be the first of two consecutive years of Spanish and I couldn’t be more excited about it.”
Fortunately, new technologies are making it easier for adult students to obtain their bachelor’s in international business with an online degree program from an accredited institution while continuing to work. For more information on the Linfield International Business Degree program, contact us today and we’ll help get you started.