Employment Information

The International Business Option prepares students for positions in organizations engaged in international trade. Areas of greatest opportunity for overseas assignments are with service organizations such as banks, consulting firms and accounting firms; with import/export firms; with governmental organizations; and in marketing and financial management areas of multinational firms.

A career in International Business can lead to exciting and rewarding opportunities abroad. Most multinational business firms, however, hire new employees first for domestic assignments in order to provide them with a thorough knowledge of the firm, its products, and its policies, or for specific assignments in one of the functional areas of the business, before providing overseas opportunities.

Skills Needed For Career Field

  • Secondary language
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Active learning
  • Complex problem solving
  • Self-reliance
  • Tolerance for uncertainty
  • Collaboarative communication
  • Process monitoring
  • Analysis

Possible Careers

Marketing Consultant Management Analyst
Business Systems Specialist Sales
Corporate Marketing Consultant International Management Analyst
Cultural Advisor Foreign Exchange Trader
Foreign Trade Consultant Global Human Resources Manager
International Investment Banker Import/Export Agent
International Financial Planner Global Market Research Analyst
International Trade Specialist Research and Development Professional
Commodity Merchandiser Operations Manager
Strategic Planner

Where Graduates are Working

  • Jeld-Wen
  • Lufthansa
  • National Oilwell VARCO
  • Nike
  • Oregon Berries
  • Oregon State University
  • PWC