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International Business

An international business degree prepares you for leadership success with multinational firms operating globally and in governmental agencies facilitating international business.

International Business at Southern Miss: Practical Knowledge and Experiences

Students pursuing the international business degree at Southern Miss build functional business and cross-cultural skills and also foreign language proficiency. International business majors sharpen their skills through involvement in senior class projects with business and governmental agencies and in study-abroad experiences.


Initial coursework in the degree program consists of seminars in international business, international management, international marketing, and 12 hours of any single foreign language. Students also complete courses in international business finance and an international business project-based class. Students are expected to complete at least one international seminar abroad.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs led by USM business faculty are established for Japan/South Korea and as part of the British Studies Program. Ask us about opportunities to learn in other countries.

Degree Options

There is one Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree available with this major.

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International business professionals work in a variety of functional areas for businesses that operate in the global environment – including import and export departments and in international management and international marketing activities.

These professionals may also work for state and federal agencies that promote international business and trade.

Class projects have consulted with Thermo-Kool, the Port of New Orleans, Howard Industries, and the French American Chamber of Commerce.

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