As an international relations major, you will acquire valuable skills in communication and analysis, independent judgment, appreciation of different societies and cultures and knowledge of world affairs and trends. You will learn how various regional civilizations have evolved and how those characteristics continue to affect the world today.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The international business major at Saint Joseph’s University offers courses in international marketing, finance and management, as well as a capstone course in global strategic planning. You will learn the differences between the United States business environment and the business environment of foreign countries. Interdisciplinary in nature, the program allows you to enroll in a variety of courses exploring the international dimensions of business, as well as other courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This program is available as a major and a minor. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. This versatile major can be paired with many different programs and provide a well-rounded experience. Some common additional areas of study that students pursue include:
You will enhance your knowledge about other countries and cultures and will be encouraged to study abroad or participate in a study tour to gain direct exposure to an international experience.
Saint Joseph’s University offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program that allows current undergraduate students to start earning their MBA or Organization Development and Leadership M.S. during their senior year. This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor’s with a master’s degree can help you save time and money.
International business majors interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.
You will also be encouraged to join Saint Joseph's University's International Business Society which offers opportunities to network with international business leaders and attend events related to the industry.
What Can You do with a Degree in International Business?
Students who graduate with a degree in international business have gone on to have roles in sales, marketing, policy, international banking, human resources, project management and more. Graduates have worked for companies such as Vanguard, Willis Towers Watson, Kimberly-Clark and various others. International business graduates have gone on to pursue careers as:
- Import/export agents
- Policy analysts
- Foreign currency investment advisors
- International economists
- Foreign sales representatives
- International management consultants
- International accountants
- Financial analysts
- Management analysts
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
Affordable tuition rates can be found on our Tuition and Fees page.*
*Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition and Fees page for a detailed breakdown.
There is no application deadline for this program. Here are recommended application submission dates:
February 1 – recommended application submission for Fall semester
August 1 – recommended application submission for Spring semester
Saint Joseph’s accepts students on a year-round basis, so any applications received after these dates will be considered for the next applicable semester. Contact the Office of Admission for information regarding space availability at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-1300.
1. To be considered for admission, you must have graduated from an approved secondary school (or be on track to graduate), received a diploma from an accredited home school association or earned a GED.
2. A high school transcript with an official school stamp or an official GED transcript is required. High school transcripts must include courses completed through your junior year as well as courses in progress during your senior year. If you’ve attended any post-secondary institutions, official transcripts for those institutions are required as well.
Transfer credit may be awarded for previous coursework. A course must meet the following requirements to be considered for transfer to Saint Joseph’s University:
- Undergraduate courses with a grade of “C” or above
- Graduate courses with a grade of “B” or above
- Pass/Fail grades are not eligible for transfer credit
- Must be from a regionally or programmatically accredited institution
- The coursework must match the course offered at Saint Joseph's
- Some programs have a time limit for specific courses
- Earned credit may be submitted for review based on a timeline of less than or equal to 5 to 10 years between completion of course and enrollment at SJU
Visit the Transfer Admission page for a detailed breakdown of courses and institutions eligible for transfer.
If you are not a United States citizen, you must show proof of permanent resident visa status. Students educated in another country may be admitted if they:
- Satisfy general admission requirements
- Earn a minimum of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey
Students from English-speaking countries may choose to take the SAT or ACT as an option to the TOEFL exam. An evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Education Service or other approved agency is required.
Saint Joseph’s is a military-friendly institution and offers assistance and services to veterans and their dependents who are utilizing educational benefits. Benefits include:
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®
- Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 Post 911 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance
- Chapter 1606 National Guard or Reserves
- Chapter 1607 National Guard or Reserves (REAP) (*if eligible, must be utilized by November 25, 2019)
- Pennsylvania National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
- Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)