College of Business and Economics

International Business

International Business is a unique major available to UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Business Administration students. As companies expand into other countries or work with global suppliers and customers, employees with international knowledge become increasingly valuable. The major is a good fit for students who are interested in traveling or living abroad, or cultivating the skills needed in an increasingly global workplace.

Students gain an in-depth understanding of global economics, finance, management, marketing and supply chain, as well as cross-cultural communication. In addition, all International Business students participate in a semester abroad before graduation.

The UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business requires a minimum of 120 credits, including:

  • General education requirements 
  • Business requirements 
  • Major requirements 
  • Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits)

Information on the requirements specific to the international business major can be found in the Course Catalog. Major video guides and course planning sheets are also available in Four Year Planning Resources.

Individuals wishing to deepen their knowledge with post-baccalaureate studies can complete an advanced degree online or on campus through the UW-Whitewater  Master of Business Administration and an emphasis in International Business or one of 10 other unique emphases.

International Business is also available as a minor for both business and non-business students. Requirements can be found in the Course Catalog, or in the College of Business and Economics listing of minors and certificates.

Job Outlook

Career prospects for international business majors are open-ended with the potential for embarking on a number of career paths.

National Median Pay  1


UW-Whitewater Placement Information

Placement Rate  2


Highlighted Employers 3

First Delta Group, Hellermann Tyton North America, Modern Business Machines, Nabisco, Trek Bicycle Corporation

Common Titles 3

B2B Manufacturer Sales Representative, Export Coordinator, International Operations, International Trade Analyst, Sales Operation Specialist national salary data
2 Based on survey responses for 2016 - 2017 UW-Whitewater graduates
3 Self-reported data from UW-Whitewater surveys