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Careers in International Business

Graduates of the international business major are prepared to accept international assignments that arise during their career and pursue domestic postings that integrate a range of international and cross-cultural dimensions.

Opportunities in international business might include positions involving activities such as exporting and importing, international supply chain management, human resource management, international marketing and sales, international market analysis and entry, and work involving a range of governmental or nongovernmental organizations.

Career Spotlight

Brian Gallagher
Assurance Associate
McGladrey

Brian is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a triple major in international business, accounting, and business pre-law. While attending Ohio University's College of Business, Brian participated in the Global Consulting Program, where he traveled to China and worked on a cross-cultural consulting team for an American outdoor apparel company looking to gain entry into the growing Chinese outdoor market. "Through observation of the competition, [and] extensive research, we developed a detailed report and set the stage for future client development by developing a three-year business plan with sales and marketing objectives," he said. "This project truly tested our abilities to overcome cultural adversity."

Brian has successfully passed all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination and is in the process of becoming a licensed CPA in California. As an assurance associate at McGladrey, he is responsible for working with companies in many industries. His role is to understand client needs, assess risks and evaluate internal control structure, and draft financial statements. McGladrey is a leading provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market with more than 6,700 professionals in 75 U.S. cities who service more than 100 countries with an expanding focus on providing international insights and best practices.

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