International Business and Economics

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Evening|Weekend|Online B.A. or B.S. in International Business and Economics

  • For busy women who want the challenges and rewards of a career in international business and economics. 
  • Career options include corporate finance, international finance, financial analysis, banking, securities, investments, computing systems, insurance, real estate — and more.
  • Flexible course scheduling blends evening/weekend meetings with online learning.
  • Affordable tuition rates.
  • Transfer in your previous college credits — graduate sooner.
  • Get a head start on your master's. Take up to two graduate courses in business (MBA) or leadership (MAOL) while earning your B.S. or B.A.

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Please note: This major is not available to students enrolling in the university after Summer 2015. 

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Majoring in International Business and Economics

Our major provides you with strong knowledge of business principles and economic theory, as well as performance-ready skills in financial analysis, accounting, international trade, cultural communications and more. St. Kate's combination of theory and practice will help you succeed in business and other organizations with a global perspective.

Women trained in business and economics have promising career opportunities, especially in the emerging international sector. That's why we strongly recommend a study abroad experience as part of your degree.

We'll also assist your search for internships or facilitate stretch assignments that fit your busy schedule. Many students complete stretch assignments or career development projects at their current workplaces — gaining new skills and opportunities for advancement.

Advance Your Career and Your Life

Women with solid international business and economics skills are in high demand and often move into leadership positions at banks, investment houses, and other global business and financial organizations. Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to numerous multinational corporations, including 3M, Cargill, Ecolab and General Mills, which offer outstanding internship and career opportunities.

You'll be prepared to succeed in sectors such as corporate and international finance, banking, securities and investments, insurance, and real estate development. For more about career options in International Business and Economics, click on the Using Your Degree tab.

Supportive Environment

International business and economics majors benefit from our small classes and one-to-one attention from expert faculty. This personal approach to your success is especially important if you're returning to college after a long absence, or if you're starting your university education for the first time.

Our professors, academic advisers, career counselors and others are readily available and are committed to your success. You can do this, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Program of Study

Our classes in international business and economics involve discussion, case studies, teamwork and ethics — a curricular commitment that has made us a model for other universities.

You'll learn about international finance and currencies, trade, global marketing and management, multi-cultural communications and more. Our expert faculty will provide you with the performance-ready skills you need to succeed in business and international markets.

Our accounting and statistics courses will help you gain higher-level skills in Microsoft Excel and other computer programs. You'll also improve your business writing and communications skills while completing our writing requirement. Click here for more information about the international business and economics program and courses.

Uniquely St. Kate's

St. Catherine hosts its Career Opportunities Fair every fall for students and employers. More than 70 hiring organizations typically attend the event, making it the largest among private colleges and universities in Minnesota.

Prior to the Career Fair, St. Kate's offers special prep sessions to help you with resume writing, interview preparation and other hiring skills. 

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