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Graduate careers advice: you and your international business degree

22 Jun 2023, 13:21

The internet has made business truly global in nature. International business graduates are employed in a variety of sectors.

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Graduate careers advice on what you can do with you international business degree.

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Work experience

An international business degree will equip you for a career in global and culturally diverse businesses across various industries and sectors. Employers favour graduates with experience of working in business environments.

An interest in foreign cultures and fluency in languages will boost your prospects of working in international business. Travel abroad and seek out volunteer work to demonstrate your abilities to potential employees. Teaching English as a second language abroad will give your CV a huge boost.

You may not have to relocate abroad to work in international business however, thanks to the growth of e-commerce and online based digital business.

More information on suitable work experience can be found here .

What sectors?

The most common sectors for international business graduates to work in are HR, finance, marketing and sales. Employers can include:

  • management consultancies;
  • banks;
  • technology firms;
  • recruitment agencies.

Most international companies have a social media presence, so it’s advisable to follow the ones you are interested in on channels like Twitter and LinkedIn.

Your international business CV

Along with developing your knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures, an international business degree equips you with such in-demand skills as:

  • the ability to communicate with a foreign audience;
  • management skills;
  • critical thinking;
  • research;
  • problem solving;
  • teamwork.

Postgraduate study

After acquiring work experience, many graduates choose to study an MBA.

Studying abroad will give you invaluable exposure to different cultures. Graduates will often narrow their studies to a specific field of business such as digital marketing or innovation.

Most employers will seek a specific professional qualification so make sure you’re aware of this. Some related qualifications include:

More information is available in our Further Study section.

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