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What Can I Do With a Major in International Business and Language Area Studies (IBLAS)?

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Career Titles
  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Executive
  • Appraiser
  • Bank Manager
  • Banker
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Buyer
  • CEO
  • Commodities Trader
  • Consultant
  • Customhouse Broker
  • Customs Inspector
  • Development Program Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Global Trade Compliance
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Export/Import Manager
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Import Compliance Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Examiner
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Account Executive
  • International Account Representative
  • International Advertising Executive
  • International Appraiser
  • International Bank Manager
  • International Buyer
  • International CEO
  • International Commodities Trader
  • International Consultant
  • International Economist
  • International Finance Writer
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Financial Planner
  • International Job Analyst
  • International Loan Officer
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • International Media Planner
  • International Product Manager
  • International Purchasing Agent
  • International Quality Control Auditor
  • International Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • International Restaurant Manager
  • International Sales Analyst
  • International Stock Broker
  • International Travel Agent
  • Investment Manager
  • Job Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Planner
  • Media Specialist
  • NAFTA Trade Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Production Specialist
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Research Analyst
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Retail Buyer
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Senior Equity Trader
  • Stock Broker
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Travel Agent/Guide
  • Writer/Author

Employers 
  • Academic Journals
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Agency for International Development
  • Airlines
  • Armed Services
  • Banks/Financial Institutions
  • Business and Industry
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consumer Products Companies
  • Courts
  • Customs Brokers
  • Department of Commerce
  • Development Economics
  • Domestic and Foreign Corporations
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Foreign News Agencies
  • Foundations
  • Global Enterprises
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Import/Export Companies
  • International Monetary Fund
  • International Organizations
  • Investment Firms
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Media Corporations
  • Multi-National Corporations
  • Museums
  • National Security Council
  • Newspapers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Oil Companies
  • Online Publishers
  • Peace Corps
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public and Private Schools Abroad
  • Publishing Companies
  • Radio/TV Stations
  • Relief Organizations
  • Shipping Companies
  • State Department
  • United Nations
  • US International Trade Commission
  • Wholesale Companies
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization

Skills 
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to work effectively as a part of a multinational/multicultural team
  • Capable of working in difficult and ambiguous settings
  • Communicating between cultures
  • Computer literacy
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Effective and cooperative team player who also works well independently
  • Effective and knowledgeable in working in cross-cultural settings
  • Extremely adaptable and resourceful in new and challenging environments
  • Function well in multiple, dissonant environments
  • Highly developed cross-cultural communication skills combined with ability to motivate others to excel
  • Identify problems and utilize available resources to resolve them
  • Management (people and activities)
  • Marketing
  • Oral and written communication 
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Positive outlook toward adversity
  • Reading/writing another language
  • Time management
  • Understanding a global economy
  • Understanding cultural diversity

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • International Business Bachelors Degree: $44,900

Average Salary of SNC International Business Graduates:

  • 2013: $40,001 - $50,000
  • 2012: $40,001 - $50,000
  • 2011: $30,001 - $40,000 

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data   
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the International Business and Language Area Studies Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)


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