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International Trade

Major Information

The B.S. in International Trade is designed to provide an interdisciplinary business background for careers outside the United States or in international businesses and agencies within the U.S.  An International Trade major opens up many opportunities for students to pursue careers not only in the field of business and logistics but also foreign service and international affairs.  As part of the International Trade program, students are required to complete an internship either overseas or with a company with an international component.  

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in International Trade

Sample Occupations

  • Administrative Officer
  • Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Customs Broker
  • Customs Inspector
  • Development Consultant
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Services Officer 
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Import Compliance Specialist 
  • International Business Representative
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Trade Economist
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Labor Economist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst/Director
  • Shipping Specialist
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Trade Mission Coordinator

Sample Work Settings

  • Agency for International Development
  • Armed Forces
  • Bureau of Int. Labor Affairs
  • Business & Industrial Org.
  • CIA
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Customs Service
  • Dept. of Commerce
  • Dept. of State
  • Educational Institutions
  • Fed/State Gov. Agencies
  • Foreign Service
  • Hotels/Resorts
  • International Banks
  • International Development
  • International Trade Commission
  • Logistical Corporations
  • Manufacturing
  • Multinational Firms
  • National Security Council
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Peace Corps
  • Port Authority 
  • Shipping Companies
  • World Trade Center
  • United Nations
  • US Information Agency

Sample Employers

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Distribution Services Intl.
  • Expeditors International
  • GEICO
  • General Motors
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Inspire Brands
  • KH International
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • OOCL Logistics
  • Orion Global Partners
  • Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
  • Walt Disney Company 
  • Wembly International
  • Westrock Company
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Center
  • US Department of Commerce

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Catalog Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.naceweb.org/salary resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

Federation of International Trade Associations

http://fita.org/aboutfita.html

Foreign Trade Association

foreigntradeassociation.com

International Trade Administration

www.trade.gov

National Foreign Trade Council

www.nftc.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Political Science Club

Student Alliance of International Affairs

Professional Tips

  • Complete an internship relevant to your area of interest.
  • Gain various volunteer experiences.
  • Consider partnering with a faculty member for additional research experience. 
  • Join student organizations and obtain leadership positions.
  • Complete a study abroad opportunity.
  • Acquire fluency in another language.

Résumé Tips

  • Bachelor of Science in International Trade
  • Include any study abroad experience.
  • Include language skills.
  • Include internships and research experience.  

Last updated: 8/1/2022