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Business and


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The International Business and Economics major offers you a combination liberal arts and business education with an international focus.

The International Business and Economics program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions. You will be able to perform effectively in professional and career positions in management, or enter into a graduate program or professional study in business and international business related fields.

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Students in the International Business and Economics program have the opportunities to:

Become knowledgeable in international marketing, finance, trade and economics; a foreign language, history, international relations, international organizations and law.
Be introduced to the cultural and socio-economic background of international business practices.
Learn the skills needed to carry out business activities in the United States and abroad through the study of economics and accounting.
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Available Concentrations

  • Asian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies

View Concentration Requirements

China & Vietnam
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What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

International Business and Economics Alumni

Graduates of the international business and economics program at Benedictine University have a tradition of success in obtaining employment in their chosen field and many have pursued graduate studies upon completion of their undergraduate program or through their places of employment.
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Flexible Program Options

The International Business and Economics major is designed so that the entire degree is available through day classes. The International Business and Economics major is also offered in time periods and formats that are designed for the needs of adult learners, offered through evening and weekend classes.

Study Abroad

In their Junior, students have the opportunity to study abroad in an established program and receive credit for the coursework they complete. Benedictine University has exchange programs with universities in Bolivia, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan. Benedictine also has agreements with third party providers. These independent organizations allow Benedictine University to expand students’ opportunities to study abroad in areas such as Africa, Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South America and The Middle East. The study abroad experience may be a short-term, faculty-led study tour, a semester or year-long (Fall, Spring or Summer) abroad at a foreign university, a mission trip or a business internship abroad.

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