International internships and study abroad opportunities allow students the chance to learn from another culture, make academic and professional connections, and gain exposure to different types of business. Our students earn highly coveted internships with organizations such as Nabisco, Hitachi, United States Embassies, Idaho Department of Commerce, and the Basque Government.
Students who study abroad expand their global perspective and develop their international network of friends and colleagues. Since International Business majors are required to study a foreign language, we highly encourage students to travel to a region where they can develop their proficiency. Boise State University offers spectacular study abroad opportunities to students, many of which can be funded using Boise State financial aid.
Is International Business Right for You?
As an International Business major, you will develop skills and competencies desired by employers, learn a foreign language, intern with an international firm, and grow a global network of business professionals. Our majors are highly-motivated, innovative students who see a world of opportunities for international trade. Explore the International Business Organization to learn more about our students and how you can be involved.
The International Business (IB) Programs is comprised of multi-disciplinary, complementary programs that expand and enrich the educational offerings across the five departments within the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. It is the litmus test within the college for how we are adapting to market demand and how we are responding to our globalized business environment. The International Business Programs strives to provide the highest value preparation to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, enabling them to compete successfully in the global economy.
Boise State University’s international business majors are students of the world, and they represent a variety of diverse cultures and languages. More than 40 percent of COBE students who study abroad are international business majors.
Why International Business?
Findings from the IB stakeholder analysis:
- When hiring, 80% of companies would give preference to a person with expertise in the IB field
- 57% of those companies do not (yet) have an employee dedicated to IB functions
- 70% of companies recognized a need within their organization to have one or more employees with IB training
Explore Your Study Abroad Opportunities
- Call the International Programs Office and speak with the Education Abroad Advisor at 208.426.3652.
- You May also want to explore the opportunities offered by the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC).