The BBA in International Business degree at the Quinlan School of Business prepares students to excel in positions involving global trade and commerce.  We offer the business and communication skills needed to compete internationally.

The major combines courses in international accounting, marketing, economics, finance, management, supply chain management, some international political science choices and cultural anthropology choices with foreign-language study. A study abroad experience is required for the major.

The program draws on the resources of Chicago, which is a center of global commerce, including some of the country’s largest venture capital firms, the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, corporate headquarters, and Fortune 500 companies.

You may also want to consider the International Business minor.

Program Highlights

  • Theoretical and practical insights for understanding the real world of international business in terms of external environmental forces, cultural, political and economic diversity.
  • Internal strategic management issues surrounding multinational enterprises (MNEs) in the world markets.
  • A study abroad experience.

What You'll Learn

  • Global business environment
  • Global perspectives on business operations/functions 
  • Strategic management for multinational enterprises (MNEs)
  • International politics and culture 
  • International financial management 
  • International human resource management 
  • International marketing and supply chain operations 
  • Ethical considerations in international business 
  • Foreign language skills 


Because a quarter of the U.S. gross national product (GNP) results from international trade, companies are increasingly seeking business graduates who understand how differences in language, economics, politics, cultural structures, attitudes toward work, and social interaction in the workplace affect business globally. Careers include:

  • International marketing director
  • Multinational manager
  • Business development director
  • International trade and customs manager
  • Corporate foreign policy advisor

International business majors also learn business foundations for careers in human resources, sales and marketing, management, economics, and finance. International business graduates may seek careers in the U.S. government, multinational corporations, foreign banks, international investments, import/export firms, international law firms, global nonprofit organizations, and world missions.

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Loyola Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.


All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the University Core Curriculum, Business Core Curriculum, and Undergraduate School of Business program requirements. Students pursuing the BBA degree in International Business must also complete the program requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.


To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.