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International Business Schools

As a professor or instructor of international business classes at one of the 678 accredited international business schools in the country, you play a iperative role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in international business academia which includes international business training at the following levels:

  • International Business Certificate
  • Associates degree in International Business
  • Bachelors degree in International Business
  • Masters degree in International Business
  • PhD degree in International Business


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for International business professionals

2,865,200 2,881,640 2,967,890 2,950,590 2,908,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

2,908,730 international business professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 2%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for International business professionals

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International business professionals in the US earned a median salary of $83,015 per year in 2010. This is 35% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For International Business

$73,503 $75,547 $77,648 $79,807 $83,015
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

International business professionals' salaries have grown by 13% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National International Business Student enrollment growth by degree

363 333 424 379 379
7,201 7,663 8,586 9,721 10,463
32 34 44 39 39
3,740 3,460 3,141 3,364 3,492
505 815 667 881 667
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in International Business
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in International Business
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in International Business
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in International Business
  • Grey: Certificate in International Business

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for international business professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 11,841 students graduated from international business degree programs in the US. In 2010, 15,040 students graduated from international business schools.

This represents a 27% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from international business courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

International Business Programs offered Nationwide


While student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering international business programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 611 international business schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 678 schools.

International Business Faculty Salaries

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