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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

International Business

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Are you interested in exploring the world by doing business in other countries or working with global teams? The international business major offers exciting possibilities for careers in the U.S. and around the world. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you can combine enriching coursework, study abroad programs, language studies and international internships or practicums to become a fully prepared global business leader.
  • College

  • Hours Required

  • Minors Available

    Global Leadership

  • Areas of Focus

    Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

The Nebraska Difference

1 of 29 full members of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE)


International Business Medallion Program sharpens soft skills and cultural awareness


Unique Professional Enhancement Program offers hands-on career development


Free 1-to-1 tutoring, academic advising and career coaching

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Program Features

Recognized as a Full Member of CUIBE 

Nebraska’s membership in the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) demonstrates we are one of the top programs for international business education. 

Leadership Opportunities

Make an impact on campus by planning globally focused events or competing in a case competition. Earn medallions for your pursuit of experiences focused on career building, global citizenship and well-being in the International Business Medallion Program

1-to-1 Focus 

Get to know faculty with global expertise. The IB Connect mentoring program connects students to alumni. You’ll build relationships with staff and students who share your passions in a close-knit community. 

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Notable Courses

To earn your bachelor’s degree in international business through the College of Business, you will take 120 credit hours of courses, equating to four or five courses per semester, on average.
Global Leadership and the Culture Map (BSAD 420)

Study global business strategies and cultural contexts in theory and practice. Examine competitive strategies, international expansions and venture launches.

Global Issues (BSAD 320)

Analyze complex global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Investigate how change and innovation transform human endeavors in technology, business, politics, laws, culture and arts.

International Finance (ECON 422)

Explore the international monetary system and markets, including exchange rates, international payments, inflation, unemployment, national income and interest rates in an open economy.

Global Sourcing and Distribution (SCMA 439)

Expand strategies, concepts and tools in supply chain management on a global scale as you examine supply chains in the context of international trade.

International Marketing (MRKT 453)

Acquire skills in marketing products and services internationally, considering institutions, culture, development stage, geography, research, and pricing for successful operations abroad.

International Management (MNGT 414)

Understand major management issues companies face when doing business internationally, including cultural, economic, legal and technological differences.

Huskers Do Big Things

From day one, you’ll have access to a career coach and potential employers at Hawks Hall. Your career development will feature hands-on learning experiences, like a resume review, networking and a practice interview with an employer. These opportunities are part of the Professional Enhancement Program, which is unique to Nebraska Business.


  • Dominican League intern, Kansas City Royals
  • Intern, AGP Glassco
  • International sales intern, Guocera Marketing
  • English instructor, Senshu Matsudo Junior High School Program
  • Intern, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


  • International manager trainee, Sixt
  • English teacher, Adventure Teaching
  • Fashion marketing specialist, AGP Glassco
  • Student travel expert/marketing & promotions specialist, EuroAdventures
  • Amazon associate channel manager, Spreetail

Graduate Schools

  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
  • Master of Arts in Art History, Cornell University
  • Master of Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia

Outside the Classroom

Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • Expand your knowledge of another region or culture by studying abroad for a semester.
  • Gain real-world experience by participating in an internationally focused internship.
  • Collaborate on a business development project as part of the IB Select program.

Career Preparedness

  • Dedicate eight credit hours to pursuing competency in a world language.
  • Develop expertise in a specific area of business, such as supply chain management or marketing.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking skills through a case competition or the Global Issues course (BSAD 320) to turn obstacles into opportunities.


  • Join student organizations, like the International Business Club or Business International Student Association, to build a network and explore your interests.
  • Connect with international students from around the world by serving as a Conversation and Culture Pal.
  • Serve as a peer mentor in the Employment Readiness Certificate program, which prepares international students for U.S. employment.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the International Business major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Kendra Ritchie
Contact Title
Associate Director of Recruitment