Because a quarter of the United States' gross national product 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.
Business graduates who can speak a foreign language, have knowledge of international issues affecting business and have spent time in a foreign country will be increasingly sought after by employers for positions in the U.S. and abroad.
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 non-profit organizations, and world missions.
The Loyola international business major also is solid preparation for graduate study in business. The Chicago metropolitan area is a center of global commerce, including more than 300 U.S. and 40 foreign bank branches, some of the country’s largest venture capital firms, the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, 107 corporate headquarters (second only to New York) and 30 Fortune 500 companies. The city also is North America's largest convention center and the third-largest high-tech center in the U.S.
Business Career Services
In support of Loyola's Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person and the mission of the Quinlan School of Business to develop values-based leaders, we foster the career development process through comprehensive career services and resources. Current Business students and business alumni are welcome to utilize services and resources offered by Business Career Services.