International Business (BBA)

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Why International Business?

In today’s interdependent global economy, demand is growing for people who are knowledgeable in international business. Having a solid understanding of economics, finance, management and marketing in an international context opens you to career opportunities with multinational businesses, government offices, international agencies and more.

Why Study International Business at Iona?

Our interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare you for a career in the increasingly interdependent and multilingual global environment. You will combine skills learned from our expert faculty with hands-on opportunities like studying abroad to gain a solid foundation on the international business landscape.

You will learn to think globally in classes housed in our new state-of-the-art LaPenta School of Business – a hub of creativity, collaboration and possibility.

What You'll Learn

You will learn the ins and outs of managing a business that serves domestic and global markets. You will take classes related to multiple business disciplines, from business law and financial management through marketing and organizational behavior.

You will have ample opportunities to take part in class projects and participate in an internship relating to international business –so you graduate with skills employers are searching for!

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Unique Elements of Program

Sean Jordan

I had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and England, where I got to make lifelong connections and gain valuable information about culture, history and business practices. These experiences are beyond priceless to an international business major.

-Sean Jordan '24, Marketing & International Business major
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Careers & Outcomes

Start working near home then take your skill set around the globe to assist in the operation of a wide variety of businesses and organizations, while experiencing other cultures. 

Job Titles

  • International Banker
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Financial Markets Analyst
  • Economist

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

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Zine Mazouzi ’96, ’98MBA Helps Shape the Future of Steve Madden as Chief Financial Officer

Learn how International Business major Zine Mazouzi rose to the C-Suite at Steve Madden.

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Program Highlights


With NYC, a major hub of international business, just 20 miles away, you will have access to internship opportunities, which will provide hands-on experience to prepare you for your career.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

You will be taking classes in our new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly LaPenta School of Business. An expanded LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor features Bloomberg Terminals and a live, wrap-around stock ticker which keeps the pulse of business right at your fingertips!

Gaels Help Gaels

You will be supported by our active alumni network of more than 50,000 globally. These accomplished professionals will welcome you into their firms for instruction, internships, and employment opportunities!

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Our scenic campuses, located just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan, truly do offer the "best of both worlds." Let us show you around, answer your questions and give you a feel of our tight-knit community.

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If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! Since 2019, our new-student enrollment is up nearly 30%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.


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