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International Business Concentration - Business Administration Major

The Business Administration major with concentration in International Business at Grand View University provides excellent preparation for students interested in careers involving the coordination of human and material resources toward the achievement of the international goals of the organization. In addition, international business requires special skills to adapt management methods to the needs of foreign environments.

The concentration is intended to prepare students for administrative positions in international divisions of American companies, careers in the national or international government agencies concerned with international trade development, and the establishment of international businesses and careers in commercial and investment banking.

As globalization persists, people who can conduct international business are vital to organizations now more than ever before. With the international administration concentration, you will gain the valuable skills global companies are seeking. Often combining training in language and in other business areas, you will learn to manage business relationships across borders in a variety of capacities.

Why Grand View?

  • Personal attention from faculty with real world business experience and expertise
  • Powerful internship program to gain real world experience
  • Rigorous academic preparation
  • Ability to customize your degree to fit your career goals
  • Available completely online!
Career Options

Many job opportunities exist for international business degree holders. Possible job titles include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Stock broker
  • Product manager
  • Economist
  • Consultant foreign exchange trader
  • Foreign service officer
  • Trade specialist
  • Import / export coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising executive
  • Human resources / human capital management

What Can I Do With This Major?

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Student Testimonials

Dr. David Hannum

“Dr. Hannum reached out to me when I reached a low point in the semester, with life throwing many curve balls and the pressure got overwhelming and so intense, I was going to quit. Dr. Hannum emailed, texted and reached out to me to encourage me to take one bite at a time and that there are opportunities to finish strong. Even the strongest have weaknesses. I am so grateful for his encouraging words of wisdom and showing me that he really cared as a person. I will forever remember the impact he made on my education and my choices of hanging in there. Today, I know I am still a student through hard work, determination to not let go of a dream and encouragement from Dr. Hannum. He really has made a difference in my life. Thank you. The entire staff was willing to work with my situation. Grand View University really cares about their students.” - Regina King

Dr. Alec ZamaDr. Alec Zama

“Alec Zama has always pushed me to do my best. When needing help, he always goes out of his way to find the resources to help me. Every time I receive an accomplishment, he ensures to recognize it by sending a quick "congratulations" email. He is one of my go-to persons.” - Magda Almendarez

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Awards and Accomplishments


Alec Zama • Assistant professor of business, presented a paper at the Midwest Academy of Management Conference (MAM) in Chicago, Illinois, with the following title: Impact of High-CSE CEO on Top Management Team Composition and Size. He has been a reviewer and a presenter at MAM since 2009.

Alec has also been a keynote speaker at the Leadership Iowa Luncheon, a development program organized by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation where 40 leaders from across the state of Iowa participate in year-long leadership development activities. Zama's speech is titled "American Democracy: An Immigrant's Perspective." In his speech he discussed his experiences living in a communist society and in a democracy while comparing and contrasting the two systems.

Sample Internship Opportunities

  • Foreign companies operating in the United States (e.g., Chanel, Airbus)
  • Government Agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Commerce, State, Treasury)
  • Government Relations (e.g., Council on Foreign Relations)
  • International Banks (e.g., World Bank, Export-Import Bank, International Finance Corporation)
  • Multinational corporations (e.g., Viacom, L’Oreal, Hilton, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, Disney, Goldman Sachs)
  • Nonprofit Organizations (e.g., Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International)
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