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Explore the international business bachelor's degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Dive into global economics and business relations with a bachelor's degree in international business from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Rooted in experiential learning, the international business program allows you to study business and economics in 15 countries throughout four continents. Through real-world projects, you'll learn how negotiating differs across cultures, best-practices for expanding products into new territories and how to analyze and understand international financial markets. 

A robust curriculum, immersion programs and study abroad opportunities will help you to develop competitive global business strategies, enhance your communication skills and develop a deep cultural awareness. To ensure you are prepared for a career in international business, you are required to participate in a business internship (either globally or domestically) or participate in a business course at a study abroad site.  

Martin Kocher

Fully experiencing international business as a Blugold

Martin Kocher didn’t just study international business at UWEC, he did international business, traveling to multiple places throughout Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Canada — as well as completing an internship in Australia and founding a non-profit that ships books to children in Indonesia.

“I’m so grateful for the ways UWEC fostered my international ambitions,” he said.

Learn more about Martin and how he is bridging cultural gaps around the globe.

Why international business at UW-Eau Claire?

Resume- and skill-building curriculum. Courses, competitions and unique programming will help you strengthen your brand and your resume. You'll explore topics in career planning, professional image, interviewing, etiquette and networking. 

Expert and passionate faculty. Your international business professors will foster exploration through immersive courses and projects that take you directly into global economies — literally. See international business in action during two faculty-led immersion programs to China and India. This model of experiential learning not only increases your global engagement but also contributes to personal and professional growth.  

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, pushing them to go outside their comfort zones, challenge ideas, explore new places and strengthen their influencing skills. 

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Quick facts

International business program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Offered: in person
  • Campus: Eau Claire
  • This major does not require a minor or certificate.
  • This program is also available as a minor and certificate. 
  • Students majoring in this program will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. 
Student organizations
  • International Business Student Professionals (IBSP)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)

Accreditation information

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Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.

What can I do with an international business degree from UWEC?

With an international business degree from UW-Eau Claire, you will have the knowledge and tools to succeed in a variety of disciplines. Organizations that typically seek international business grads include multinational corporations, international trade and economic development organizations, non-profit and humanitarian organizations, and government agencies.

Where are international business alumni now?

International business careers

Martin Kocher

The UWEC business program is the best international business program you can get. The faculty are extremely knowledgable in their field and not only have theoretical expertise but have practical experience working in the industry.

Martin Kocher International Business
Hannah Javoroski at the Taj Mahal

Study abroad opportunities leave lasting impact

Hannah Javoroski chose to attend UW-Eau Claire for a host of reasons, including the university’s reputation for international learning experiences. And she wasn't disappointed.

The Milwaukee native recently graduated with a degree in international business and human resource management — and completed four trips abroad to Guatemala, India, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. 

Read more about how Hannah's travels shaped her worldview.

International business bachelor’s degree program curriculum

The international business major pairs a strong liberal arts core with a variety of specialized classes centered on global business. Students typically pair the international business major with another major — such as accounting, finance, information systems, management or marketing — to round out their educational experience.

Students pursuing an international business degree are also required to take a foreign language course and complete a professional development program. 

What classes do international business majors take?

Your classes may cover topics like: 

Learn more about the comprehensive international business major in the UWEC course catalog.

Learn more about the international business minor in the UWEC course catalog.

Learn more about the international business certificate in the UWEC course catalog

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Management and Leadership Programs

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