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Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 09/13/19 As companies cross national borders and the world economy becomes more globalized, businesses have new opportunities and needs. As a result, these organizations must hire more workers to remain competitive in this vast business climate. New hires must be interested in working alongside people from other cultures. This is true for entry-level positions and management roles, and can include fields such as communications, finance, technology, and government. If you are interested in working overseas, review these common qualifications for getting hired in an international capacity. We’ve also included lists of some of the most common job titles to help you identify the right position. Job and Education Requirements International business is an emerging field, making it less competitive for new graduates or employees looking to make a change. For most international business jobs, companies require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Many candidates also have a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or a Masters in International Management (MIIM) to demonstrate their proficiency in business, economics, and management. Communication Skills and Cultural Respect Candidates for international business roles possess the educational credentials discussed above and are also strong communicators. As a more diverse pool of participants in negotiating and contractual agreements clamor for a voice, international businessmen and women must have the intellectual capacity to appreciate multiple viewpoints from foreign cultures, religions, and economic traditions. Companies expect their employees to act as polished ambassadors of their products, services, mission, and values. Without the proper respect and consideration for differences in perspective, minor misunderstandings can lead to major fallout between (what would have been) strong business partnerships. Learning new languages, keeping up with new practices and technologies, and furthering your education are great ways to stay abreast and maintain your competitive edge with international business matters. International Business Jobs Here is a list of business job titles and their categories for international business and international affairs/development positions. Business Development National companies seeking to expand into global markets require astute business development professionals to manage their financial risk and gain a strong international presence. Business Development AssociateDirector of International GrowthGlobal Business AdministratorGlobal Business Analysis DirectorInternational Business AnalystInternational Business Development DirectorInternational Business Operations AssociateInternational Business SpecialistJunior Business Development ManagerManager, International Business DevelopmentMiddle East Business Development ManagerAsia Regional Representative Economic Development / International Relief These job titles are often used by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as Action Africa, the American Red Cross, Bank Information Center, Global Justice Now, One Campaign, and Third World Network. Country Director Development Assistant Development Associate Economic Development Specialist Economic Security Delegate Education Specialist Emergency Health Program Coordinator Emergency Response Coordinator Family Planning Adviser Fellow, Energy Finance Director Food Security Analyst Global Relations Officer Grants and Compliance Manager Head of Mission Human Dimension Officer Humanitarian Program Manager Red Cross Country Representative Research Associate, Africa Research Associate, Latin America Research Associate, Middle East Researcher, Conflict Mapping Response Team Leader Senior Crisis Adviser Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser Technical Adviser, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Urban Displacement Policy Adviser Woman's Protection and Empowerment Manager Global Trade, Sales, and Marketing According to the World Trade Association (WTO), in 2018 merchandise exports from WTO members totaled 19.67 trillion U.S. dollars. Exports of commercial services garnered 5.63 trillion dollars. Assistant Manager, International Marketing ServicesBilingual Customer Service RepresentativeBilingual Sales RepresentativeBusiness Engagement DirectorCocoa Trader TraineeEuropean Markets Team LeadForeign Trade Zone AdministratorGlobal Account ManagerInternational Manager, Marketing and CommunicationsInternational Market CoordinatorInternational Sales DirectorInternational Trade SpecialistManager, Global Sales and Marketing OperationsMarketing Manager AsiaMarketing DirectorSales Manager, International Content SalesTrade Assistant - InternationalTrade and Customs ManagerTrade Compliance AnalystTrade Compliance LeaderDirect Marketing Assistant Global Purchasing and Logistics Managing international supply chains of products and commodities is a lucrative job. Global logistics managers typically make over $90,000 annually, compared to domestic logistics managers that make a median income of $74,600 in the United States. Analyst, LogisticsExport SpecialistGlobal Commodity ManagerGlobal Product ManagerGlobal Supply ManagerImport/Export SpecialistInternational Logistics CoordinatorInternational Operations Accelerated Development ProgramInternational Pricing, Process, and Administration AnalystManager of ContractsPrincipal International Products ManagerPurchasing and Planning AnalystPurchasing Coordinator - International Human Resources It takes superb strategic planning and collaboration skills to manage an international workforce. Analyst - International BenefitsInternational Assignment SpecialistInternational Claims Manager International Retirement LeaderInternational Traveling Recruiter International / Foreign Affairs For those who are more interested in influencing regulations and security, policy jobs are a better fit. Here are a few career tracks to consider. Counterintelligence OfficerDeputy Director for Countering Violent ExtremismDirector of PolicyForeign Affairs SpecialistForeign Policy AdvisorForeign Service OfficerIntelligence AnalystPolicy AnalystPolitical Affairs OfficerProgram AssistantProtection CoordinatorPublic Affairs Officer International Banking and Finance Global investment banks are always recruiting top talent. The leading firms include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Bank of America Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank. Account ExecutiveAnalyst, International TreasuryFinancial Analyst - Global Implementation TeamForeign Banking Compliance OfficerForeign Currency Investment AdvisorForeign Currency Sales RepresentativeInternational Banking CoordinatorMicrofinance Program CoordinatorRotational International Integration Director International Law Seeking a career in international law? U.S. News ranks these five international law programs as the best in the country: New York University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, and Yale University. Associate Director, Regulatory AffairsGeneral CounselLegal System MonitorMid-Level International Associate (Attorney) Information Technology (IT) / Technical Operations Here are a few of the typical IT jobs that require an enthusiasm for living and working abroad. Incident AnalystInternational Affairs Cyber AnalystInternational Technical CoordinatorSEO/SEM Analyst - InternationalTechnical Associate Country ManagerTechnical Program Manager - International Expansion TeamVice President of Global Data and Platform International Travel and Communications People with a talent for foreign languages have a wide variety of options when it comes to finding work for companies, non-profits, and NGOs operating across the globe. Communications OfficerDirector of Fundraising and CommunicationsEvents ManagerGlobal Internal Communication SpecialistInternational Business Meeting PlannerInternational Travel CounselorInterpreterLead Proposal WriterPublications EditorTranslator Project Management / Consulting Roles Here are a few of the opportunities offered for those with management consulting expertise. Chief of PartyControllerInternational Division Project CoordinatorInternational Management ConsultantInternational Retail Operations Consulting ManagerMultinational ManagerOperations AnalystPartnership AnalystProject Manager Where to Find the Jobs Ready to apply for a rewarding and exciting career abroad? Check out the best international job search engine sites, as well as these tips for arranging an international job interview.