Department of Business Administration at John Cabot University in Rome

Study International Business in Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in International Business prepares students to successfully pursue business careers in a globalized world. The emphasis of this degree is on identifying global business strategies, managing risks, and creating value for companies under specific macroeconomic, political, and social context conditions.

We offer numerous merit-based Presidential Scholarships and need-based Assistance Grants.


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In keeping with the tradition of American business education, the program provides students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds with a challenging and interdisciplinary business curriculum. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business at John Cabot University are required to take courses that aim at building a strong competence with regard to the understanding of the crucial role of external environments for doing business.

The required courses should be taken from a variety of disciplines, such as economics, finance, international business law, international management, or marketing. Small class sizes permit most of the upper-level courses to focus on active learning through class discussion and teamwork. All courses balance theory with practice, emphasize the importance of clear and accurate communication, both written and oral, and require projects, reports, and/or formal presentations. Professors regularly invite renowned guest speakers from the world of business to talk to their students.

The final course of the international business program is a capstone course, International Business Seminar. This course is taken by students in their senior year, to integrate the principles, concepts, and techniques developed in earlier core courses. In this course, students examine issues regarding the strategic management of enterprises competing in a global environment. The International Business Seminar makes extensive use of the case-study method of teaching. 

Degree requirements for the B.A. in International Business.


Students graduating from John Cabot University with a B.A. degree in International Business will have acquired knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue many different career paths such as:

  • Management positions of leading international corporations
  • International business consulting
  • Export manager and international retailing
  • Management of international NGOs
  • International financial corporations
  • Product manager

Many of our students decide to pursue graduate studies at prestigious universities such as the London School of Economics, Imperial College London, Cass Business School, HEC Paris, ESCP Business School, Grenoble École de Management, MIP Politecnico di Milano, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, LUISS Business School, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Copenhagen Business School, Stockholm Business School, Yonsei University, and Purdue University, among others.


Students of International Business are provided with a great number of opportunities to develop their professional skills outside the classroom, always under the careful supervision and guidance provided to them by professors. They develop business skills, for instance, through working on consulting projects for real companies with Learn-Do-Share and JERO International Consulting, becoming a member of JCU’s Business Club, or through an internship provided through JCU’s Center for Career Services, which is a career starting point for many of our students.

We collaborate closely with the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship to prepare students for a successful entrepreneurial career or a career in a start-up. Our students develop an entrepreneurial mindset by taking one of many entrepreneurship-related courses, connecting with start-ups from our network, and participating in international entrepreneurship competitions, such as Enactus and the international Bengis Social Challenge.