International Business

The world of business is now global.

The international business major prepares you to conduct business with a global perspective—from serving customers and managing operations in international markets to taking a local business worldwide. You will enhance your learning with experience abroad and extended language studies. You also have the option of incorporating regional expertise as a part of your international business major.

This major is enriched by the Ahlers Center for International Business, which creates one-of-a-kind global learning opportunities for students, executives and faculty by bringing international speakers and academic leaders to campus to enrich the community's knowledge of the increasingly competitive universal business arena. You'll take courses in international economics, marketing and management to develop your business mindset on a global scale. 

  • 154 students are majoring in international business (spring 2015)
  • 52 students are minoring in international business (spring 2015)

The following curriculum provides a solid foundation of specialized skills needed by international business professionals.

Current students: declare your major.

For the full curriculum, class descriptions and prerequisites, see the most current course catalog

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking


Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the University of San Diego number 16 (out of 124 eligible schools) for International Business in its survey of the top undergraduate business programs in the country. 

Our undergraduate international business program ranks number 22 in the nation, according to USA Today and College Factual.