Undergraduate Business Programs

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International Business

The field of international business focuses on business activities that cross national borders.The international business major explores the international business environment as well as the internal workings of international corporations and the impact of international considerations in the various functional areas of business.

This major is offered in two formats: as a stand-alone major; or as a co-major taken in conjunction with another business major within LeBow College.

The interdisciplinary plan of study includes courses in anthropology, foreign language and critical reasoning, in addition to business law, accounting, economics, finance and international trade.

Since half of all international business is conducted in English, foreign language study is not a required component of the program; however, you should strongly consider a second or even third language.

Ways to Study

BS in Business Administration (major or co-major)

Students studying international business will receive a BS in Business Administration with major in International Business (with language requirement) or a co-major in International Business (with no language requirement) and one of the following: Accounting, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Legal Studies, Management Info Systems, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Management or Technology Innovation Management

Additional Resources

BS / MBA Dual Degree

LeBow’s BS/MBA program provides academically qualified students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA with five years of study. Learn more >

Minor in International Economics

A minor in international economics can be a great supplement to a wide range of degrees. More details are available in Drexel’s Course Catalog.

All interested students should meet with an advisor. Make an appointment by calling the Undergraduate Advising Office at 215.895.2110.

    Average Co-op Weekly Pay: $800
    Top Co-Op Recruiters:
    • Bristol Myers Squibb Company
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Cisco Systems
    • Clarivate Analytics *Thomas Reuters)
    • Comcast Corporation
    • Estee Lauders/Northtec
    • FS Investments
    Average Starting Salary: $61,000
    Full-time employment data reflects the class of 2017. Co-op data reflects academic year 2016-2017.

Student Organizations

International Business News

Drexel LeBow international business major Shania Smith’s drive to help others led to her involvement with Drexel’s Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Coalition.
Student Bobbie McKenna writes: “From ages 5 to 15, my education was atypical… I was taught through a mix of weekly classes (at home) or ‘experiential’ learning.”
A pre-junior majoring in marketing and international business, Eugenia recently finished her first co-op at Heffler, Radetich & Saitta LLP, an accounting firm and consultancy.
Alexandra “Lexie” Miller, a Drexel LeBow senior counting down to her upcoming graduation this June, loves to travel and has big dreams. She’s been to 26 countries and 5 continents so far, and jokes with her parents about a future career involving running her own tourism company from Thailand, where she would like to live in a beach bungalow.
Anne Duchene gave up an apartment with a view of the Eiffel Tower to come to Drexel LeBow, and she has no regrets. “We still can’t believe how big our house is compared to our shoebox Parisian apartment,” she says.