International Business

International Business

In an interconnected world, most industries are global.

Having a 360 degree understanding of international issues, competition and business practices is a prerequisite in the 21st century. There are a number of new and dynamic events and processes that influence the world economic, cultural and political arenas. It is essential that managers understand the implications of these changes. First, firms that see themselves as primarily domestic companies are facing increased competition by foreign firms in their domestic market. Secondly, foreign markets and resources are becoming increasingly important in terms of incremental revenue, profitability, sources of technology and capital. And third, U.S. world-wide economic influence has diminished in a relative sense and it has become more important than ever for executives to be aware of international influences.

This area of emphasis addresses these issues and introduces students to the challenges and basic skills required for effective international business management.

Potential Careers

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Number of New Jobs Through 2028

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Recruitment Consultant




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Public Affairs Consultant




Why study finance at UCCS?

  1. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  2. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  3. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  4. Community Support

    UCCS offers a various ways to connect and engage across campus. The College of Business sponsors several business-oriented clubs and organizations, including the Finance Club.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

International Business Faculty Spotlight
Carol Finnegan, Ph.D.
Over a ten year period, Dr. Carol Finnegan lived in seven countries and worked in an additional four countries on more than a dozen projects, including work on successful proposal teams that won access to government contracts, totaling in the tens of millions. Within the international development consulting industry, she conducted industry and sector analyses, provided private sector clients with business development advice and public sector clients with research, training, implementation and policy analyses support.

What Our Students Are Saying

Alicia Nash
International Business, Class of 2016
"My time at UCCS prepared me for an exciting career more thoroughly than I could ever have realized while I was still in school. Not only did I receive a first-rate, well-rounded business education, the cultural awareness I gained from the international aspect of my degree plan opened countless new doors along my career path. The College of Business also supplied many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, including the Career Coaching Program, which has been immeasurably useful as I begin my career."
Harjap Toor
International Business, Class of 2019
"I chose to study International Business because I love to learn about other cultures around the world. I want to not only travel around the globe but also to make connections with other people from different countries. I wanted to study in another country for my major and it was a great way to gain perspective of other countries around the world."