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BSBA Major or Co-Major in International Business

The Drexel LeBow international business major and co-major equip students to understand cross-border relationships whether they be at the level of the team, the corporation, the industry or country. Students will learn about the role of multinational corporations, international trade, economic development and international finance in global business.

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International Business Major and Co-Major Curriculum

Students will learn how the functional areas of business such as finance, management, law and marketing operate in an international context. As part of the curriculum, they’ll have the opportunity to participate in an international consulting residency by taking a business consulting course offered through the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning.

Although trade between rich countries will continue to be important, international business will grow fastest in emerging markets such as East, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Students who study international business have a chance to be part of that transformation. In addition to the core curriculum as international business majors, our students can build their expertise in emerging markets through minors in Asian Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Africana Studies, or courses in Spanish language and literature.


Our international business 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. For example, students could take marketing or finance as their major and take international business as a co-major.

View the Major in International Business degree requirements
View the Co-Major in International Business degree requirements

Plan of Study

The interdisciplinary plan of study includes courses in finance, economics, business law, international trade and marketing, as well as elective options in communications, foreign language, the humanities and more.

View a sample plan of study for the Major in International Business
View a sample plan of study for the Co-Major in International Business


Our faculty is recognized internationally for expertise on international trade, money and finance, and they ensure student success by bringing that expertise together with real-world experiences and a true understanding of the differences in international business on a regional and country basis.

More Ways to Study International Business

LeBow's MS and MBA dual degree programs offer graduates the benefit of a cross-discipline advanced business education, enhancing their careers with two degrees.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

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Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, international business majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

 Students have done their LeBow international business co-ops in companies both big and small, locally and around the world. Past  co-op placements include:

  • World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
  • International SOS Assistance Inc.
  • ISG Korea Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Vietnam)
  • Pfizer

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

The International Business Student Association has a mission centered around increasing cultural awareness in business settings.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Careers and Network

Graduates with a focus in international business find career opportunities across a multitude of industries in various roles. They can take their skills anywhere in the world. Some may work at corporations abroad while others take on roles in domestic companies who work exclusively with international firms.

Opportunities for global engagement continue to develop with the growth of technology. Graduates are seeing increased opportunities in positions such as translators, marketing managers, analysts and consultants.

Learn more about international business career opportunities

Campus and Facilities

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Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1,700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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