The world is shrinking. Especially in business, global is the new norm. More than 70% of the world’s demand is located outside of the United States, and this is the fastest-growing part of global demand. Over 287,000 U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises export. When including large US firms as well, US exports total $2 trillion annually. But this is only the beginning, as only a small fraction of all US firms already export. The growth opportunity is huge. In addition, US firms have directly invested $5 trillion overseas.
What does this mean for you? In years to come, U.S. jobs related to international business [IB] will multiply, particularly in fields such as international sales and business development, supply chain management, logistics and transportation, procurement and purchasing, international marketing and customs brokerage. Demand for graduates with these skills is high and growing rapidly.
The Fox School of Business is globally recognized for its leadership in IB. Our academic programs in this field have consistently earned top-tier rankings at all academic levels. This wide recognition is due to our the rigor and relevance of our programs and courses, taught by our IB faculty group, which includes world-renowned scholars who regularly publish in the most prestigious journals and consult for Fortune 500 companies, as well as seasoned executives with many years of experience in IB. Many of our faculty have won multiple teaching excellence awards.
Our IB programs are deeply embedded in a rich local business network with employers, business associations and non-profits we partner with to offer weekly guest speakers, as well as career panels, job fairs, internships and employment opportunities to our students. We also have a wide range of options for studying and working abroad, from a short period of time all the way to a semester or full academic year.
Find out more about our exciting International Business programs below, and watch your career take off internationally!
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