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International Business, B.S. (Madrid)

In SLU-Madrid’s international business program, you’ll explore cultural differences in business practices around the world. Knowledge of other cultures promotes successful transactions, not only in international trade, but also within multicultural teams, which are increasingly prevalent in today's globalized society. You’ll learn about exporting, importing, foreign direct investment, foreign licensing and international services.

International Business at SLU-Madrid

Major in International Business

As a student of international business at Saint Louis University, you’ll learn about the implementation of international business practices in the modern marketplace and its impact. You will discover how differences in language, social interaction, work attitudes, economics, politics and social structures affect global commerce.

The international business academic curriculum is completely integrated into that of the St. Louis campus. In fact, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of the seamless relationship between the degree programs at each campus by completing a semester abroad.

Highlighted Courses

Students pursuing a international business degree are required to select 15 credit hours, in at least three different areas, from the following:

  • ACCT 3160: International Accounting for Global Organizations
  • ECON 3850: Political Economy of the European Union
  • ECON 4160: History of Economic Analysis
  • ECON 4300: International Trade
  • ECON 4310: Exchange Rates and the Global Economy
  • ECON 4450: Economics of International Migration
  • ECON 4560: Economic Development
  • FIN 4250: International Finance Management
  • IB 3020: Latin American Business
  • IB 3100: Geopolitics of World Business
  • IB 3140: International e-Business
  • IB 3160: Cultural Differences in IB
  • IB 4120: International Business Strategies
  • IB 4910: International Business Internship
  • MKT 4550: International Marketing
Internships and Careers

The international business program is interdisciplinary and prepares students for careers with multinational corporations, financial institutions with foreign operations or government agencies involved in international trade and finance.

Qualified international business students may choose to earn up to three credits toward their degree by doing an internship. These students learn to implement the skills they study while gaining valuable professional experience at multinational companies in Madrid.

Graduates find career opportunities with international banks, multinational corporations or with other global organizations. Other students choose graduate school to focus their careers in finance, management or marketing.

Tuition and Fees

SLU-Madrid is committed to providing quality Jesuit education at an affordable price. Tuition rates at the Madrid Campus are approximately 40 percent lower than comparable private universities in the U.S.

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2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
Scholarships and Financial Aid


To be admitted to SLU-Madrid’s program in international business, you are required to have at least a 2.0 cumulative average and complete a declaration of major form, available in the Madrid Office of the Registrar.

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Learn From Industry Experts

Our international faculty and student body make studying in Madrid an outstanding and enriching experience. Guest lecturers, visits to companies and internships allow students to not only learn how to manage a business, but to see it live. As one of the financial capitals of Europe, Madrid is an ideal location to study international finance and trade.