International Business is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with cross-cultural skills and knowledge to pursue career opportunities in business, trade, government and non-government organizations (NGOs). The program brings together courses and faculty from a number of disciplines across the Williams College of Business.

By studying international business, you will:

  • Gain a solid foundation in international business principles and practices to be prepared for the global world of business.
  • Develop distinct skills to solve international business problems and function effectively in the global arena.
  • Cultivate a sound understanding of cultures that exist across the global economy.

In addition to traditional studies, international business majors:

  • Take advantage of internships. Every year the faculty selects students to interview for paid internships that give students hands-on work in international business with a local company.
  • Join the International Business Association which sponsors regular activities, including inviting guest speakers to campus, visiting local companies, and sponsoring an annual trip to Washington, D.C., or New York to visit international companies and organizations.
  • Volunteer for the Interlink Mentor Program, an orientation program to welcome new international students and help them acclimate to life at Xavier and to the United States.
  • Get matched with an Executive Mentor, who works with the student for his or her four years at Xavier to provide professional guidance, networking support and career connections. Xavier is one of the first schools in the nation to offer this type of mentor program