Explore the international business degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Interested in learning about how international business relations work? At UW-Eau Claire, we foster curiosity by stepping into different areas of the world. With an international business degree, you will explore the global economy and learn new perspectives on various business environments. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty who foster exploration in the classroom by participating in immersive courses that take you directly into global economies. 

The international business major provides an understanding of the business world and economy in a manner that will enrich your degree program. You will dive deeply into topics that will enrich your global education, including communicating and negotiating across cultures, selecting a strategy to expand a product into a new market, analyzing and understanding international financial markets, and developing competitive global business strategies. 

At UW-Eau Claire, we challenge you to step out of your comfort zone with an international business major to discover new perspectives on the business environment as a global, rather than local, enterprise.

 Shauna Parish and Brittany Haubner

Blugold international business students compete in global competition

International business students Shauna Parish and Brittany Haubner were among a select pool of students worldwide accepted to participate in the Global X-Culture Conference and Symposium in Macerata, Italy. The pair were the first Blugolds ever accepted to the symposium, an invite based on scores from a semesterlong project for a cross-cultural leadership course in the international business program.

Each semester, participating students are assigned to international teams of five or six members, charged with solving a real-life challenge facing one of 12-14 participating global businesses. Teams must collaborate across time zones and language barriers to find an answer to the challenge in the time allowed, and present a cohesive and complete business plan for implementation. This course, required of all international business students, provides an immersive experience that students in this program can really benefit from, just like Shauna and Brittany.

International business degree scholarships and financial aid

UW-Eau Claire supports students through financial aid and scholarships. We know that for many students, paying for college can be a challenge. We offer many scholarship opportunities for students like you.  

International business scholarships

International business falls under the business umbrella. While we don't have any scholarships specific to obtaining an international business degree, we offer thousands of dollars in business scholarships through the College of Business. These scholarships are awarded based on high school GPA, participation in extracurricular activities, ACT test scores and more.

Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

UW-Eau Claire financial aid

In addition to scholarship eligibility, we offer financial aid packages to support your college journey. No matter what you are studying, one of our top priorities at UW-Eau Claire is making your college education affordable so you can succeed here.  

Get in touch with our financial aid staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your international business degree.

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Quick Facts

Program Details
  • Program length: four years
  • Availability: campus
Minors
  • International Business 
Certificates
  • International Business Certificate
Student Organizations
  • AIESEC

Accredited by: Accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.

International business bachelor’s degree program highlights

Opportunities to develop leadership skills. Many of our international business students are active in AIESEC, an international student organization whose members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. UW-Eau Claire AIESEC members attend regional, national and international conferences.  These organizations will challenge you to explore other places and ideas so you can become a more well-rounded individual.

You will learn by doing. In the international business program, we encourage students to participate in learning experiences outside the classroom. UW-Eau Claire international business majors can study business and economics in more than 20 programs in 15 countries on four continents. The College of Business also hosts two faculty-led international immersion experiences in China and India. Stretching your comfort zone by participating in high-impact learning will increase your global engagement and lead to growth in many aspects of your personal and educational life. 

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employed and/or continuing education

What can you do with an international business degree from UW-Eau Claire?

With an international business degree from UW-Eau Claire, you will have the tools to succeed in a variety of disciplines. Those who pair our degree with another interdisciplinary major will be well-rounded and ready to put their skills to the test in the real world.

Where our international business degree alumni are now:

Associate Consultant Sales/Social Media: Capgemini
Marketer: Morgan Music, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Recruiting Specialist: Graco Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sales Representative: Westminster Mint Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Outside Sales Representative: Thomson Reuters; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Buyer: Polaris Industries, Medina, Minnesota

International business careers

I was active in ECLIPSE, an AmeriCorps program that focuses on early childhood literacy. I also studied abroad in Australia and had an internship in Argentina through AIESEC, where I was a member of the executive board.

Crisbel | International Business

International business bachelor’s degree program curriculum

The international business major offers a strong liberal arts core with a variety of specialized classes that will allow you to dabble in business globally. Students typically pair the international business major with another major to round out their educational experience. In addition to many students double majoring, when you enroll in the international business program, you will be required to take a foreign language course.

Graduation requirements for international business degree

Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Accounting Course (3 credits)
Required International Business Courses (9 credits)
Required Economics Course (3 credits)
Required upper division foreign language course (3-4 credits)
International business electives (13-14 credits)

View more in course catalog.

Top classes for international business majors

International Financial Management 
Managing Global Organizations
International Marketing
Economic Development

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