International Business concentration in the School of Business and Economics
Why Study International Business?

Businesses and nonprofits operate in today’s global community with closer connections to each other than ever before. Corporations operate on multiple continents; charities serve communities in dozens of countries at one time. A specialty in international business will prepare you to work on this worldwide stage, able to communicate effectively and understand the intricacies of working across borders. You’ll be able to choose from numerous career options, from banking to retail to nonprofit to government relations.

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Why North Park?

North Park’s commitment to welcoming diversity in the classroom and strong study abroad program supplement the international business coursework to create an ideal place to study this topic. You’ll engage in class discussions with students from around the world, and also have more than 40 programs at schools in other countries to choose from for a semester or year abroad. Learn to think critically and communicate clearly so you can succeed in business in any part of the world.
Careers In International Business
  • International CEO
  • Foreign exchange trader
  • Financial analyst
  • International bank manager
  • Director of global sales
  • Consultant
  • Market research specialist
International Learning

In choosing a concentration in international business, you’ll explore business around the world through first-hand experience with a foreign study semester or year. Our study abroad office and your advisor will help you plan where you will go, and your time abroad could also include your internship. You’ll also expand your cultural knowledge with advanced language study, and may study abroad in a place where that language is dominant.


To earn a business and economics degree with a concentration in international business you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship. This valuable first-person experience in a professional setting may be done in the United States or abroad. Possible international business internship sites include WorldChicago, the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Coffee Ambassadors. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.

Meet the Faculty

“The School of Business and Nonprofit Management welcomes all students to the study of business and economics under the guidance of professional and committed professors who are eager to share their knowledge,” says Professor Lee Sundholm, a North Park alum and professor at the University since 1967.

Learn more about Professor Sundholm and the business faculty.

Lee Sundholm, School of Business and Economics professor
International Business Courses

When you choose the international business concentration, you will take the following specialized courses in addition to the core business and economics classes:

  • International Accounting
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this degree.

Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education with these options outside your coursework: