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What is the best college options for a person interested in international business?

I am currently interested in international business and looking for colleges but I'm not sure where and what to look for. #college #international-business

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Simeon’s Answer

This might be counterintuitive, but I would actually recommend accounting. There are a lot of options for travelling internationally connected with being at one of the big four accounting firms: PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, and EY. If you are able to get an internship with one of these prestigious companies, I would highly recommend doing so! If you are able to get a job in one of the big four, you have a lot of options for traveling and building an international network.

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Anthony’s Answer

Hey Brianna,

When it comes to looking for colleges, you want to look for the following:

1) The credibility and accreditation of the school to ensure it is in good standing

2) The school, of your choice, meets your needs

3) The success rate of the graduates

4) Instructors are highly qualified

5) Transfer of credits

6) Check out Admissions and Completion Rates

7) Admission Requirements & Tuition/Fees

8) This website will allow you to look up the stats and reviews on the college - https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/find-your-college

Overall, compare and contrast each school on your list and then make a decision. Ask to speak to some Alumni to check out their experience. See if you can audit a class to see if you like the instruction and classroom experience. Then, make your decision.

Hope that helps

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Jessica’s Answer

Anthony gave some great advice! I'd also look for schools that have a lot of international professors and students. This will help ensure are being taught and engaging in discussions from diverse perspectives. I went to the University of Miami and you didn't have to look very far for someone that grew up in a different country than you which I really appreciated. I'd imagine most major cities will have some degree of international presence. Be sure to weigh this with the criteria Anthony gave. You also want to think about affordability, location, reputation, etc. All these need to align for it to be a great fit for you.

Hope this helps!


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Terence’s Answer

Depending on schools you get into, international semesters abroad would be a fantastic way to get exposure and contacts in other countries. Building your network is pretty key as you go into job search mode. Classmates, teachers, internships, friends, or family... all are viable groups to build your exposure to international contacts and opportunities.