International Business BSBA Overview

The international business concentration, within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program, will prepare you to manage and lead others in today’s increasingly interdependent global economy. You’ll be ready to step into challenging positions in international organizations and firms.

If you’re interested in other cultures and enjoy traveling or living abroad, the international business concentration is for you.

The Program

The international business concentration explores concepts in economics, finance, marketing, management, strategy, culture, history, and political science. You will gain an understanding of the unique challenges posed by globalization so you can plan and implement successful business strategies. You’ll also learn how globalized commerce affects a company’s structure and operations, with an emphasis on the most current thinking behind best practices.

Our faculty are experts in fields such as competitive analysis, micro and macroeconomics, international business, market entry and business strategy. In addition to their role as professors, they are also active consultants, researchers,and writers whose work has appeared in a variety of journals and publications. In other words, you’ll learn from the best.

Career Outlook

Students who graduate with a BSBA, concentrating in international business, begin their careers in marketing, management, human resources, economics and finance within the U.S. government, multinational corporations, foreign banks, international investment firms, law firms and global nonprofit organizations.

The average annual salary for entry-level jobs in these fields is $31,200. However, this varies due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits.


In the workplace, you’ll take part in lectures, group and individual projects and lead oral presentations. This program mimics the workplace, offering you these same kinds of experiences at the undergraduate level to better prepare you for your career. a complete list of courses need for the international business BSBA degree can be found on the University Catalog page.

The Admission Process

Apply in three easy steps.

1. Complete an application for admission at

2. Submit your official high school and undergraduate transcripts(if applicable). Electronic transcripts may be sent to Official transcripts can be mailed to:

Rockhurst University
Helzberg School of Management Conway Hall, Room 201F
1100 Rockhurst Road Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

3. After submitting your application and transcripts, meet your adviser to map out a personalized schedule.

Research and Internship Opportunities

You are encouraged to participate in internship programs and business practicums. These experiences help you gain practical skills and perspectives from different companies. You’re also urged to seek study abroad opportunities to offer you an international viewpoint.

Numerous internship opportunities are available thanks to Rockhurst’s vast professional network of alumni and friends.Some of the firms offering internships and full- time positions to Helzberg international business students and graduates include:

  • Allied Integrated Marketing
  • Boulevard Brewing
  • Cerner
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Google
  • International Trade Council
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • The Roasterie
  • Sprint
  • State Street
  • U.S. Toy

Within the program, you will take part in civic partnerships and capstone projects with local businesses so you can see how these connect to what you’re learning in class.

Get Started

For more information contact us at 816-501-4578.