Why International Business?

The international business major combines a solid base of one of six functional areas with language study, international experience and academic studies in international business. Students in international business learn about the culture and management methods that differ around the globe. They also study the business practices of other nations and learn how international trade laws affect the world economy. Our goal is to graduate students who will change the world.

Points of Pride

All International
Business Majors
complete an international internship
Nebraska at Oxford



Study Abroad Program at Nebraska
13-week Minimum




to deepen knowledge of a region or culture


Use the Catalog and Four-Year Plan links below to see the course description and list of required and elective courses.

International Business Requirements Forms (for current students)

International Business Major

Nebraska students in England

The international business curriculum uses a four-prong approach to preparing students to purposely and effectively serve businesses as global citizens.

1. Coursework:
- Functional Area: 15 credit hours of business courses selected from one of the following functional area options: General International Business, Economics, Management, Finance, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management.
- International Business courses: 12 credit hours of international business courses from the specified list for the selected functional area option.

2. Global Immersion:
Complete a semester (13-weeks) studying abroad - BSAD 70.
Visit our Global Immersion webpage.

3. Language Study:
Complete the equivalent of 8 credit hours of foreign language, which may be completed during the global immersion experience - BSAD 71. International students may choose to improve their English proficiency by taking additional English courses beyond the required English courses.

4. International Internship/Practicum:
Participate in an internationally focused internship or practicum experience - BSAD 72.

Global Leadership Minor

Earn a Global Leadership Minor from the College of Business. Open to all Nebraska students.

A 12 credit hour minor (no prerequisites) and students will study abroad for at least 3 credit hours).

BSAD 320 – Global Issues (3 cr., available online in the summer) Learn about how world hunger, climate change, poverty and other issues present opportunities for the global leader.
BSAD 420 – Global Leadership and the Culture Map (3 cr., available online in the summer) Learn to develop an international business plan in a project-based course and how culture shapes our choice of strategy.
MGNT 414 – Leadership in a Global Context (3 cr., fall and spring Semesters; face-to-face) Become a resonant leader at the global level by mastering emotional intelligence and how to lead change.
BSAD 491 or other College of Business approved course tied to a study abroad project or trip (e.g. 3 cr., International Studies in Business and Economics)

International business majors can incorporate this coursework into the major so the Global Leadership minor is unavailable.

I hope to use French in my career
            and have been researching companies 
            and job opportunities where I could 
            continue to use the language regularly 
            in a business environment.  Tessa Lane 
            International Business Major
            University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Business Administration

Student Organization

The Husker International Business Club organizes activities to enhance and complement the international business major, providing opportunities for students to meet with other students in the major as well as with business professionals with international expertise. The club also strives to help expand cultural horizons of students studying any major through exploring traditions and customs of different cultural groups.

International Business Careers

International business offers exciting possibilities for employment in the United States and all over the world. Common positions are:

Chinese Stock Market
• Business development manager
• Customs compliance manager
• Foreign currency investment advisor
• Foreign policy advisor
• Foreign sales representative
• Import/export agent
• International consultant or management consultant
• International economist
• International entrepreneur
• International financial portfolio manager
• Marketing manager
• Operations manager

International Internships

All international business majors will complete an internationally focused internship or practicum before graduation/ This internship can be completed domestically or internationally. Prior to the internship/practicum, students should complete the BSAD 72 Form (found above) for approval from the Director.

International Business partners with the Business Career Center in assisting students to find internship opportunities. Make an appointment with a Business Career advisor.

International Business Team

Osiri, John Kalu
Director of International Business
HLH 325 K
Hayes, Sheila
Administrative Support Associate
HLH 523
Lester, Amy
International Business Program Coordinator
HLH 123 C

Program Support

Our international business majors have the support of our Advisory Board, a group of global-minded professionals who help shape our curriculum, and our Faculty Fellows, who accompany students on global immersion trips and have practical experience teaching students from a world viewpoint.

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Osiri, John Kalu
HLH 325 K
Lincoln, NE