International Management is designed for those students who wish to prepare themselves to engage in businesses that cross national boundaries and to function in the global business environment. Students may ultimately choose to specialize in a particular region- Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Central or South America, etc. The students will be equipped with the key managerial and professional expertise enabling them to successfully navigate the sphere of national/international business, government and not-for-profit organizations. International business provides a wide spectrum of opportunities. It can involve:
- Staying in the US and working for a US company that does business abroad
- Working for a US based company that sends you abroad for business travel
- Working for a company that send you abroad to work as a expatriate and live abroad
What do International Managers do?
Skills and Characteristics
- Effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication
- Team building
- Ethical decision making
- Planning, organizing, leading, controlling
- Team oriented
- Problem solving
- Knowledge of global environments
- Critical thinking
- Cultural Sensitivity
- Accounting/ finance
- Tourism/ hospitality
- Service organization
- Public relations
Salary and Outlook
The type of position you choose in international management as well as your experience and geographic location all affect salary. Payscale reports an average salary of $54,600 for area operations managers. Financial management is a high growth position, with BLS reporting jobs will increase by 19% by 2026, much faster than average. BLS also reports the median salary in the field is $125,000 per year. The median salary for management analysts was $82,450 in 2017, according to BLS. However, Payscale reports that those with less than five years of experience earn an average of $59,000.
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