Why study International Business?

Consider these numbers:

  • International trade has created more than 121,000 jobs in Colorado.
  • More than 83,000 Colorado jobs are at internationally owned companies.
  • 132 Colorado companies have overseas operations in 88 countries.

As a student in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s International Business program, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to take your place in this dynamic sector — in Colorado and beyond.

At MSU Denver’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, you will study the functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing and management, plus you will gain an appreciation for other cultures and acquire global experience through an international business internship, business-related study abroad or foreign language coursework.

Classes are small at MSU Denver, so you will have ample opportunity to get to know your professors, who have both real-world and academic experience. They will not only provide insight into the global marketplace but can also help guide you toward international experiences that will make your education come to life.


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

International Business Programs at MSU Denver emphasize applied learning, which means you will have ample opportunity to prepare for a career while earning your bachelor’s degree in International Business.

  • Take advantage of an international internship – with a Colorado company involved in IB or with an organization located in another country.
  • Study abroad in a business-related program. We have options for short-term study abroad trips and full semester programs that are available through our partnerships with foreign universities.
  • Choose to gain experience with a foreign language.
  • Take Global Management as your senior IB course and apply international strategic management concepts and business knowledge to challenges faced by domestic and international organizations.


Program Accreditation

MSU Denver’s College of Business is among the world’s 5 percent of business programs to be AACSB-accredited.

Not only do many employers look for students who have graduated from AACSB-accredited business programs, but graduates from AACSB-accredited programs also tend to command higher salaries and have greater success entering top graduate schools.

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Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

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The bachelor’s degree program in International Business at MSU Denver offers you an enormous range of ways for you to leverage your degree.

These are some job titles you might qualify for with your MSU Denver International Business degree:

  • Import/exports management
  • Banker
  • International loan officer
  • Global marketing manager
  • Foreign investment advising
  • Global operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • International trade specialist
  • International economist

Facilities & Resources

MSU Denver is located walking distance from Denver’s downtown business district, Colorado’s Capitol and the city’s World Trade Center, a hub for international business in the West.


International Business Program

Contact the International Business Program

Dr. Debbie Gilliard
Chair and Professor – Management Department


[email protected]