Associate in Arts (Transfer)
Central Illinois is home to multiple global corporations, and a degree in International Business can lead to a fulfilling career locally or across the globe. The International Business Associate in Arts degree prepares students to transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in International Business or related disciplines.
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The International Business area of study is designed to provide an initial background in business, integrating foreign language as a complementary cross-cultural skill. Students in this program receive a quality undergraduate business education at a fraction of the cost of a four-year institution.
In today’s competitive environment, companies are recruiting interns as early as their sophomore year, giving an employment edge to students with a strong GPA.
Meet and network with other students interested in developing business skills and leadership by joining the ICC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).
Business Analyst, Account Executive, International Marketing Manager, International Sales Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Operations Manager
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the International Business Program?
That Spanish or French you studied in high school? Put those skills to good use with an International Business degree. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- English, math, communications, and foreign languages are helpful for this program.
- Participation and leadership in any business, foreign language, or speech clubs are also helpful.
What Can I Expect As an International Business Student?
- An introductory course in international business.
- Foundational courses in accounting, business computer systems, and statistics.
- Graduates have found work at Caterpillar, OSF, UnityPoint Health, Pekin Insurance, State Farm, and other major employers.
- Graduates have transferred to Illinois State University, Bradley University, the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Eureka College, and Northern Illinois Univeristy.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.