For the graduating class of 2008, 95 percent of Williams College of Business (WCB) graduates and 93 percent of international business graduates were either employed full-time or enrolled in a graduate program within 90 days of graduation. Average starting salary for 2008 international business graduates: $36,714.
Many international business graduates work for a U.S. company that sends them abroad for business travel, or to work abroad for a number of years at a time. International business careers include the following:
- Management: Overseas production, shipping, international human resources management
- Finance: International banking, currency trading, securities trading analysis of overseas production sites/international investment, company exchange risk management, international risk management, financial planning for multinationals
- Accounting: Financial management for multinational companies
- Marketing: Business-to-business selling, market analysis/research, international purchasing, cross-cultural negotiating, consulting
- Government: Foreign service officer, country analyst
Recent graduates have been hired for such positions as:
- Account executive, Total Quality Logistics
- Account specialist, Union Central Life Insurance
- Assistant language teacher, Hiroshima Prefectural Government
- Assistant, The Hispanic Chamber
- HR assistant, ECS Mid-Atlantic
International business majors also pursue graduate study to earn a degree in law, an MBA or a Master of Diplomacy at prestigious institutions nationwide.