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CAREERS FOR IB STUDENTS

IB students go everywhere and do everything ... but for more information on a particular direction click on "How to Get There" for suggestions on courses to take, places to study abroad, organizations to join, and minors or electives to consider.

Explore Your Options

  • Strategy Consulting

    Strategy consultants bring industry knowledge and business savvy to organizations looking to for outside, expert perspective on their organizational challenges.
  • Multinational Companies

    Multinationals offer employment in everything marketing to human resources to business development alongside opportunities for professional growth and international experience.
  • Supply Chain & Operations

    Supply chain specialists do everything from resolving sourcing and manufacturing issues to managing inventory and planning for future demand.
  • Compass on Map

    Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs bring new ideas into the world of business, bearing the risks and reaping the rewards that innovation can bring.
  • Marketing

    Those in marketing deliver standalone value for prospects and consumers, demonstrating product value, cultivating brand loyalty, and ultimately increasing sales.
  • Law & Policy

    Careers in law and policy can be far reaching, ranging from employment within the government to opportunities with external actors, attorneys, and activists.

MEET OUR ALUMNI

Since every IB student – and every IB alum – has a unique story to tell, we've collected some of them for your information and inspiration.

 

 

Prepare for Your Future with an IB Major

The IB major is exceptionally flexible, and allows students to customize their course of study while at McCombs to set them up for success in the field of their choosing.  By blending a global focus with career-specific coursework, IB majors are set up not just for their first job, but for a life-long career.

Prepare for a Future in Consulting

Consultants bring industry knowledge and business savvy to organizations looking to for outside, expert perspective on the organization's current and future challenges. This can include everything strategic issues like change management and production opportunities to accounting and tax services.  Consultants take a holistic look at specific problems organizations are dealing with, give advice on how they should approach them, and oftentimes facilitate those solutions.

IB majors make strong consultants because their coursework prepares them to view problems from multiple perspectives.  They also cultivate the adaptabilty essential for working with a variety of clients with a variety of needs.

If you're interested in a pursing a career in consulting with an IB major ...

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Explore minors or electives in:

 

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Want to explore more?  Hear from a recent IB major who went into consulting or make an appointment to meet with an advisor today. You can also check out these Frequently Asked Questions from McCombs Career Management.

Prepare for a Future with Multinationals

Multinationals dominate the corporate environment (and the globe) with businesses and operations across the globe. Employment at multinationals can take many forms – from human resources to business development – but one thing remains constant: opportunities for professional growth and international experience abound.

IB majors are successful at Multinationals thanks to their readiness to tackle any challenge, with any constituents, in any country. 

If you're interested in a pursing a career at a multinational as an IB major ...

Prepare by taking:

 

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Explore a minor or electives in:

 

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Want to explore more?  Make an appointment to meet with an advisor today.

Prepare for a Future in Supply Chain Management

The past few years have demonstrated that supply chain and operational challenges know no borders, and anyone expecting to be involved in these areas can expect global challenges. Those who work in supply chain can expect to work resolving sourcing and manufacturing issues, managing inventory and quality control, and even data analysis. They also frequently engage in buyer-seller relationships, leading to innovation and facilitating demand planning.

IB majors are uniquely positioned for success in supply change management due to their their abiilty to engage and adapt to dynamicly changing circumstances along with their analytical and problem-solving skills.

If you're interested in a pursing a career in supply chain management with an IB major ...

Prepare by taking:

 

Consider studying abroad at:

 

Explore minors or electives in:

 

Connect with other students through:

 

Want to explore more?  Make an appointment to meet with an advisor today.

 

Prepare for a Future as an Entrepreneur

Entreprenurs use initiative to take an idea to create a product or service and create an organization to support that effort. Often considered innovators – and sometimes even visionaries – entrepreneurs ulimately take on the risk for their endeavor, but may also reap the endeavor's rewards.

IB majors are often drawn to entreprenurship.  Since the IB major allows them to customize their coursework and build in the direction of their dreams, they are able to gather skills essential to self-directed business through coursework and develop resilience and comfort with ambiguity through international experience.

If you're interested in a pursing a career in enrepreneurship as an IB major ...

Prepare by taking:

 

Consider studying abroad at:

 

Explore a minor or electives in:

 

Connect with your fellow students through:

 

Want to explore more?  Hear from  Professor Gabbi about what the Global Entrepreneurship class entails, or from an IB alum who moved from working at a multinational to running his own chocolate import company. Questions? jJust make an appointment to meet with an advisor today.

 

Prepare for a Future in Marketing

Marketers develop and execute strategies to promote brands, products and services, maximizing profits for the company. They also monitor trends, compile demographic data. and develop targeting approaches for building greater brand awareness.

IB majors are able to take marketing skills and extend them across borders by understanding challenges that arise when operating across cultures, regulatory regions, and ecomomies.  Both business and customers are everywhere, and IB majors make very effective marketing connections between them.

If you're interested in a pursing a career in marketing with an IB major ...

Prepare by taking:

 

Consider studying abroad at:

 

Explore a minor or electives in 

 

Connect with fellow students through:

 

Want to explore more?  Make an appointment to meet with an advisor today.

Prepare for a Future in Law & Policy

Those interested in a future in law or policy are able to use the critical thinking, problem solving, and unique perpsecgtives to address and resolve challenges in business and across the globle. Many IB majors choose to continue their education by attending law school and go on to work as attorneys in the US and abroad, while others go into public service with the governemnt or NGOs. 

IB majors find success in law and policy careers thanks to the critical thinking and problem solving skills they cultivated while iat UT.

If you're interested in a pursing a career in the law or public policy as an IB major ...

Prepare by taking:

 

Consider studying abroad at:

 

Explore a minor or electives in

 

Connect with fellow students through:

Want to explore more?  Make an appointment to meet with an advisor today.

MINORING IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Students minoring in International Business come from all across UT, but all enjoy the opportunity to customize their coursework to help get them to their processional goals.

 

IB minors select their classes from the variety of IB course options offered each semester, and new courses are being added every semester in response to student demand.  This allows IB minors to customize their coursework in a manner similar to the IB major career paths outlined above.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAREERS?

Talk to your career advisor or make an appointment to meet with a CGB advisor to discuss your options.