International Business


International Business

The International Business program offers the skills needed to succeed in today’s global business environment.  The two areas of study within the concentration are International Business, which provides a broad perspective of the traditional business functions within a global framework and Logistics, which offers a detailed look at supply chain management and distribution.



GLOBAL TRADE - Career Guide

Careers in Export, Import, Freight-forwarding, Logistics, Supply-chain management and more!

  • Learn the fundamentals of all necessary business functions from a global perspective.
  • Start your career at a multinational corporation or as an entrepreneur serving foreign markets.
  • Continue your education and earn the designation of Certified Global Business Professional.
  • Start your career in any business with a focus on moving goods across the world, whether it be importing or exporting. 
  • Work in the areas of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, two of the most important skill areas for 21st-century businesses.


You can find jobs in both the private and public sectors. 

Sales & Procurement

  • Account or Customer Service Representative
  • Export Sales Representative
  • International Trade Specialist
  • International Trader
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Sales Representative

 Global Marketing

  • Foreign Market Researcher
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Marketing Representative/Associate
  • Product Designer

 Global Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Compliance Analyst
  • Customs Agent/Broker
  • Customs Entry Writer
  • Customs Inspector
  • Freight Agent/Coordinator
  • Global Logistics Coordinator
  • Import/Export Agent
  • International Shipping Specialist/Clerk
  • Ocean/Air Import Agent
  • Supply Chain Analyst

 Trade Finance

  • Commercial Banking: International Service/Trade Officer
  • Insurance Broker/Surety Agent

 Global E-Commerce

  • Digital Marketing Specialist/Strategist
  • E-Commerce Specialist/Analyst
  • Web Developer

 Federal Government Careers

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Civil Service at the Agency for International Development
  • Commercial Officer
  • Consular Officer
  • Customs Inspector
  • Economic Officer
  • Foreign Commercial Service Officer
  • Foreign Service at the Agency for International Development
  • International Trade Specialist/Analyst
  • Loan Specialist
  • Logistic Management Specialist
  • Program Analyst
  • USAID Foreign Service Junior Officer

To view the thousands of potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit:

Degrees & Certificates

Business (AA + Cert) Curriculum Guide

Associate in Arts (AA), Business: International Business

Certificate of Achievement, Business: International Business

Certificate of Accomplishment, Business: Foundations of International Business

Certificate of Accomplishment, Business: Logistics
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Course Offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

Introduction to Business

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Principles of Accounting

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Introduction to Accounting

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Business Law

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Intro to International Business

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Export-Import Business Practice

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International Business Law

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Introduction to Logistics

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Intro to Supply Chain Management

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Do the Department of Business Administration & Economics faculty have real-world business experience? 

Yes, nearly every member of our faculty has a strong professional background in their concentration.  

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

What is the difference between a transfer degree (AA-T/AS-T) and a traditional AA/AS degree?

  • The traditional AA-Business degree has been designed for those who are in pursuit of an Associate degree with a stronger and more immediate career focus, such as securing a job opportunity or a job promotion.  Since most of the courses on this degree are transferable to a baccalaureate granting institution, you will still have the opportunity to complete your bachelors degree when the time is more appropriate.  This degree offers 5 distinct career paths – accounting, general business, international business, management and marketing. 
  • The CSU transfer degree has been developed as a fast-track degree for transfer into the CSU system.  The course requirements for the transfer degree have been developed as a collaborative effort by Community College and CSU faculty and this degree will help you to create a clear path from LBCC to a CSU campus, once you have met the stated requirements, which can be found in the Curriculum Guide section.  We offer both an AS-T in Business Administration and an AA-T in Economics. 

What is the difference between a certificate of achievement and a certificate of accomplishment? 

  • Completion of a Certificate of Achievement can be an end in itself or can, after completing the necessary GE requirements, lead to the attainment of one of our Associate degrees.   
  • The Certificates of Accomplishment are lower unit certifications (usually 9-12 units) which are tied to a specific skillset and are generally used as stepping stones on the path to obtain a Certificate of Achievement and eventually to an Associate degree.  They can also be instrumental in career advancement. 

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more transfer information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.