International Business – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Our small class sizes allow students to tailor their major to focus on how international businesses and the world economy operate today. There’s a solid mix of traditional business courses with the study of global marketing and international economics, along with a study abroad experience and international internship.

A foreign language competency at the intermediate level is required. Students may either take the courses or test out at that level of competency.

The St. Louis region has numerous international businesses and organizations that hold networking and professional development events. The World Affairs Council of St. Louis, Academy of International Business, the International Association for Computer Information Systems and others regularly invite Maryville students to the events. Students are also encouraged to join the Maryville Business Organization which provides networking opportunities and professional contacts with local business managers.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.