B.B.A. International Business

Love the idea of having a business career that lets you travel the world? The B.B.A. International Business is likely the perfect fit for you! In this degree, you’ll learn about the trends and practices that prepare you to succeed with colleagues and business partners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

If you are interested in pursuing this degree, we recommend that you take this as a secondary major to compliment your primary business major to improve your job outlook.


Career Field

The job market for international business continues to evolve as advances in technology solidifies the expansion of globalization into all areas of business. As corporations establish international operations and expand through global partnerships, demand for specialized skills are predicted to increase.

A degree in international business will prepare graduates with skills in:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ethical awareness
  • International finance, trade, strategy and structure
  • International management
  • Cross-cultural communications
  • Leadership


Job Outlook

Because of this unique career field, there are a variety of jobs that are related to but are not directly international business. The job outlook is expected to grow as fast or faster than average.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2018 and 2028, the job outlook for:

  • Management analyst will grow at a rate of 14%
  • Translator or interpreter will grow at a rate of 19%
  • Marketing management will grow at a rate of 13%

The development of specialized skills is essential to the improvement of a job outlook in international business.

A young woman smiles as she wears pearls and a gray business professional top

Karen Vallejos-Corrales gradated from Southwestern Adventist University in 2015 with a double major in international business and history. Afterwards, Karen received her law degree from Washington and Less School of Law.
“The knowledge I gained in business and finance principles from the Department of Business Administration allowed me to comprehend how laws and regulations can impact businesses.

“My experience at SWAU also allowed me to develop leadership and management skills through participation in Enactus. With Enactus, I was able to utilize skills learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world initiatives to improve conditions for under-resourced communities. Above all, the department’s ongoing efforts to promote knowledge while emphasizing service encouraged me to look for ways in which I could use my strengths to better the community around me.
Karen now works for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA), the nation’s third-largest legal aid provider, which provides legal services to low-income people facing most forms of civil legal problems.


With a B.B.A. International Business, students will gain essential skills in business, economics and cultural awareness. Because of this unique career field, international business is best paired as a second major to another business degree, which will help round out your business skillsets.


  • International Business Expatriate
  • Public Sector Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Economist
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Cultural Business Advisor

Expected employment growth of management analysts between 2018-2028

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat

Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business & Financial Services
Assistant Vice President

Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor