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How will your international business education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your international business education with international business education around the nation. The US has 688 brick and mortar international business schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with international business programs were:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. University of California-Berkeley - located in Berkeley, California

Student Demographics

In the US, 15,040 students graduated from international business programs in 2010. Of these students, 667 received certifications in international business, 10,842 received an undergraduate degree in international business, and 3,531 received a graduate-level degree in international business.


Students can pursue education in international business at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in International Business
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business
  • Master's Degree in International Business
  • Doctoral Degree in International Business
  • Certificate in International Business

International business students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying international business:

  • Business Writing
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Marketing
  • Business Management


On average in 2010, international business schools in the US charged $27,681 in tuition per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following international business schools:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  3. Tulane University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, Louisiana, students paid $40,584

The international business schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, students paid $7,244

How will your international business job compare?

Some of the most popular jobs international business graduates in the US pursue include chief executive officer, operations manager, business professor, international buyer, or wholesale buyer. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, estimates that in 2010, 2,987,800 international business professionals were working in the US. 536,310 of these international business professionals were business analysts, 273,500 were chief executive officers and 1,708,080 were operations managers. The largest numbers of international business professionals work in the following states:

  1. California - 377,620 International Business Professionals
  2. Texas - 236,940 International Business Professionals
  3. New York - 180,060 International Business Professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 3,601,810 international business professionals will be working in the US. This would require the number of international business professionals to grow by 3%. The number of international business professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 15%
  2. Nevada - 11%
  3. Idaho - 11%


On average, international business professionals earn a salary of $83,754 per year in the US. However, factors such as shift differentials, experience, and location can cause the salary for international business professionals to vary greatly dependent on the exact international business profession you pursue. International business professionals in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,670 per year, to more than $166,340 per year. The states with the highest average salary for international business professionals are:

  1. Delaware - $109,912 per year
  2. New Jersey - $106,086 per year
  3. California - $102,693 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for international business professionals are:

  1. Mississippi - $61,549 per year
  2. Montana - $64,117 per year
  3. Idaho - $69,089 per year

The international business professionals with highest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $173,350 per year
  2. Operations Manager - $113,100 per year
  3. Business Analyst - $87,260 per year

On average the lowest paid international business professionals were:

  1. International Buyer - $63,540 per year
  2. Purchasing Agent - $60,160 per year
  3. Wholesale Buyer - $56,300 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
international business?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
General and Operations Managers 1,708,080 $113,100 2.7%
Management Analysts 536,310 $87,260 21.6%
Chief Executives 273,500 $173,350 -14.9%
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 272,370 $60,160 1.9%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 108,220 $56,300 -18.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 79,070 $85,470 17.3%
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 10,250 $63,540 -21.0%