College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

International Business and Economics

Interested in foreign cultures? Have an analytical or problem-solving nature? The international business and economics degree offered on the St. Paul campus at St. Kate’s will teach you to how to enter foreign markets and develop business strategies for today's globalized economy.

what can I do with a degree in International Business and Economics?

Career opportunities for women trained in business and economics are very promising, especially in the rapidly emerging international sector. At St. Kate’s, you have the choice of earning a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in international business and economics.

St. Kate's will prepare you to become a global leader with ethical and innovative skills. You’ll be ready for a career in a variety of settings, including:

  • Foreign service
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Import and export management
  • International marketing
  • Non-government entities, such as Peace Corps

An international business and economics degree will also position you to pursue graduate studies in economics, public policy, international relations, business, law, communication and many other fields, including organizational leadership.

what will I study?

A major in international business and economics gives you a strong foundation in business principles and economic theory.

  • In courses such as "Haves and Have-Nots," you’ll learn to care about the causes of inequality in the international distribution of wealth.
  • "Global Financial Issues" will give you a deeper understanding of business trends and economic policy in international finance and foreign exchange markets.
  • In "Development Economics," you will explore the role of women in national development and how this can impact the overall economy and economic stability of a developing country.

Did you know?

  • International Business and Economics is offered as a major.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a bachelor's degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.