International Business Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in International Business

The major in international business provides students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to understand the international financial, political, and economic environment; how that environment influences a firm’s strategy and performance; how culture plays a role in guiding a firm’s strategic activities; and how a firm can leverage home and host country resources to overcome challenges inherent in managing a multinational enterprise. The academic program allows students to understand international business from three interrelated perspectives: international economics and finance, international marketing, and international corporate strategy.  Students interested in a deeper knowledge of a single topic may choose to take most of their electives in either international finance, international strategy, or international marketing.

This field provides the basic academic foundations for entry-level positions in international business, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks, and governmental agencies. Such organizations include the Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury, in addition to international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

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Graduate Programs

MBA/Master of Arts

The George Washington University School of Business in conjunction with the Elliott School of International Affairs offers multiple programs for students to explore dual degrees in both business and international business.

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Ph.D. Programs

Studies in international business cover a broad spectrum of subjects studied in their special global contexts.

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Summer Programs

Students will examine relationships between business and the state, focusing on privatization and public-private partnerships, a major political and economic issue for many countries.

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