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International Business

Think Globally 

The International Business (IB) major at Elizabethtown College offers an innovative, practical, and integrated curriculum that combines business skills with proficiency in a foreign language, understanding of other cultures, and effective communications from a global perspective. Our curriculum is designed with an appreciation toward people, planet, and profit.

International Business majors can concentrate in a business area of their choice: Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics, Family Business & Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, and Talent Management.

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What Can I Do With a Degree in International Business?

Whether you choose to work in Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, Washington, D.C., or stay in Central Pennsylvania after graduation, global business careers are rewarding! Etown alumni have gone on to work in fulfilling careers including:

  • Global Economist ($108,350)
  • Global Business Analyst ($85,260)
  • Global Logistics ($76,270)
  • Global Marketing Manager ($142,170)
  • Global Financial Manager ($96,630)
  • International Tax Accountant ($71,550)
  • Foreign Trade Analyst ($81,590)
  • International Business Consultant ($85,260)


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Oral Proficiency in a foreign language

100% of International Business students are proficient in a foreign language before graduation. Etown students can choose to study either Japanese or Spanish. Language requirements include two 200-level courses.

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Immerse Yourself in Another Culture

Students in the International Business major are encouraged to study abroad. You'll complete internships, create new friendships, develop empathy, and return transformed. Etown students have the opportunity to  study abroad in over 30 locations around the world. Studying abroad is affordable. The cost of study abroad tuition is equivalent to a semester at Etown. We also offer various study abroad scholarships!

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Access to Mentors

The International Business program has an extensive alumni network and an active Board of Advisors who are excited to mentor our students. 

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Kyo Ogiwara '24

International Business major 

My experience in the International Business program at Etown has been amazing! The greatest asset of the program consists of its people: supportive faculty, helpful advisers, and bright classmates. Thanks to the education I received in the International Business program at Etown, and to the alumni connections in Japan, I was able to obtain an internship with the Digital Learning Platform of Coca-Cola in Tokyo.

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Real-World Experiences

International Business students complete real-world projects including:

  • Managing a $500,000+ investment portfolio in our state-of-the-art finance lab
  • Conducting a research project with a faculty advisor
  • Publishing articles in top academic journals
  • Collaborating with a diverse team of students to solve real problems faced by real companies
  • Managing a service-learning project in the local community
  • Completing an internship or co-op

IB students are required and guaranteed to complete an internship. Students intern with local businesses and Fortune 500 companies, in the U.S. or abroad. 90% of IB alumni work in the U.S. for global companies!

Related Minors

If you would like to add a minor to your International Business major, consider minoring in Spanish, Japanese, or International Studies!

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After Graduation

Etown Business Students are Ahead of the Game

More than 95% of Etown graduates find a job in less than a year. That’s faster than the national average of 50%. In fact, many of our students receive job offers before they graduate! Companies that employ our students include:

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Many of our students continue their education at prestigious institutions around the world:

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Our students score better than 94% of thousands of other students who take the Major Field Test (MFT) across the country.


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