International Business

The International Business major at Avila

Prepare for the unique challenges you’ll face in a global business environment with Avila’s International Business B.S.B.A. degree. Our thorough curriculum means you’ll have a 360-degree understanding of business law, marketing, finance, and other fields from an international perspective.

Avila faculty emphasizes one-on-one instruction and small class sizes, so you’ll be confident going into any challenge with the support of faculty and staff mentors behind you. Extensive connections with regional and international businesses and organizations will open doors for you when you begin your career. Paired with our strategically designed curriculum, you’ll have the business skills you need, no matter where you’re headed.

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Do Business Degrees Pay Off?

A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reveals the economic value of business programs is high compared to the financial returns from other programs.

According to the CEW study, Avila’s bachelor of science in business administration degrees are a top three program among other business programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a top six program across the state of Missouri.

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PREPARE FOR SUCCESS. Majors pursuing a B.S.B.A. degree will complete a common body of business courses starting in the sophomore year. You will then continue into courses that are specific to your chosen business major.
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Deloitte
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • National WWI Museum and Memorial
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Avila School of Business graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Financial Analysts
  • Operations Managers
Avila School of Business graduates choose to work at:
  • Sprint
  • Burns & McDonnell

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

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Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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4+1 Accelerated MBA Option

Interested in earning a bachelor’s in business and an MBA? The Avila School of Business offers an early admission option to outstanding undergraduate business students. This option to be admitted early to the MBA programs allows you to earn the bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years. Prospective students are eligible to apply after completion of at least 55 credit hours and once admitted, can begin taking graduate courses after 75 credit hours are earned.

“Avila guided me toward my internship, and it’s been huge for me. It’s the perfect ending to my classwork, just to see what you’ll be doing in the real world. You get a taste of it. “

Kevin Booker / ’13


Avila University School of Business, Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3720


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