Saint Louis University’s international business program will teach you how the intricacies
of cultural differences impact business relationships. Through classwork, student
activities, faculty mentors, special events and internships, you will gain an understanding
of and experience in maneuvering through the global marketplace.
Major in International Business
SLU’s international business majors learn how communication styles, social infrastructure
and work attitudes can differ by area of the world. You'll examine how the economy,
politics, pace of life, geography and government policies impact global business practices.
If you choose to study international business at SLU, you'll explore topics such as
exporting, importing, foreign direct investment, foreign licensing, international
services and global transactions of products or services.
SLU international business students are strongly encouraged to study abroad and gain
firsthand experience through immersion. The University offers a large selection of
full-semester destinations, but you can also choose experiences as short as seven
to 10 days.
The John Cook School of Business also offers students additional resources outside
the classroom, including a chapter of Alpha Kappa Epsilon, an international business
Available through SLU’s John Cook School of Business, international business students
take “IB 2000: Introduction to International Business” along with 15 credit hours
of upper-level division international business coursework. Twelve credit hours of
foreign language courses are required to graduate with a concentration in international
IB 3020: Latin American Business
IB 3040: Asian Business
IB 3100: Geopolitics of World Business
IB 3140: International e-Business
IB 3150: Middle Eastern Business
IB 3160: Cultural Differences in International Business
IB 4120: International Business Strategies
IB 4910: International Business Internship
IB 4930: Special Topics in International Business
IB 4900: Global Immersion in International Business
International business students at SLU may complete an internship for up to three
hours of credit. Past internship sites in St. Louis include Boeing, World Trade Center
St. Louis and Anheuser-Busch InBev. Internships outside St. Louis and overseas have
also been approved, and many internships have led to job offers for full-time employment
after graduation. Our graduates also find careers in the U.S. Foreign Service or choose
to attend graduate school in a diverse array of fields.
SLU’s minor in international business is open to non-business majors and requires
18 credit hours of coursework. Students in other programs at the John Cook School of Business can also choose to
add a supporting area in international business that requires 12 credit hours of international
SLU’s Boeing Institute of International Business sponsors seminars and conferences
on current topics throughout the year. The Monsanto International Business Conference
brings the best minds in international business together on campus every year, and
the Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture has hosted speakers including international
ambassadors, United Nations leaders and CEOs of international businesses.