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The USILD faculty have more than just academic expertise to share with their students! They draw upon their backgrounds as global trade negotiators, international bankers, government advisors and corporate leaders to provide their students with a real-world perspective on the realities of global business in today’s world.

USIA Honors Thesis

Students in the Honors Program have the option to write a senior thesis, conduct extensive literature reviews and complete a formal research paper. Students work with a dedicated faculty member who advises them throughout the process to produce a robust piece of original research.

International Opportunities

Undergraduate students have the opportunities to study abroad and internship options. USILD students can explore the value of the international business strategies and development programs they have studied in their coursework. Program offers the opportunity to intern in Africa, European Union Countries, Latina America, Middle East, and Asia.

Business and International Affairs (BIA)

The Business and International Affairs (BIA) major produces transformational and divinely driven leaders prepared for careers at the nexus of business, politics, economics and culture.

In today’s globalized economy, the private sector plays a significant role in all aspects of international affairs through its exchanges with governmental and non-governmental actors. Through the BIA major, students gain rigorous training in international strategy, corporate ethics and social responsibility essential to mediating these exchanges in productive and mutually beneficial ways.

Students are provided with unique resources to explore the intersection of the private sector with international affairs. BIA majors complement their political and economic education with courses offered through the Usild School of Business (USB) to advance their research skills and cross-cultural proficiencies. This integrated learning experience equips students with the business methods and tools necessary to understand the multinational firm and its behavior in the context of global social, political and economic forces.

Students in the program will:

  • Integrate business disciplines with courses in the humanities and social sciences

  • Acquire analytical tools in accounting, finance, marketing and operations

  • Analyze the interactions of businesses and governments in public sector policy making

  • Explore strategic considerations such as corporate ethics, social responsibility and environmental impact


BIA majors have access to a wide range of courses offered by both Usild School of International Affairs (USIA) and the Usild School of Business (USB). Through the extensive offerings of both schools, students can design an individualized academic experience by combining business courses related to accounting, international marketing, corporate finance and business operations with their core political, economic and cross-cultural coursework in USIA.

Depending on their interests and career goals, students may also choose between the business core standard track and the business core finance track, for students pursuing careers in sectors where financial and managerial experience is especially valuable. The core standard track explores the broader role of business in international affairs, while the core finance track offers a deeper focus on accounting and management and is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced business education or careers in sectors requiring managerial and financial accounting expertise.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


At the very core of every major is a commitment to recognizing and celebrating cultural diversity and fostering an inclusive environment for all students. USILD is dedicated to welcoming students from all backgrounds to our community and the USILD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Office leads school-wide efforts to enhance DEI in the USILD curriculum, faculty and recruitment of students and staff. 

No matter their background or interests, students are sure to find like-minded and supportive peers here. on the Hilltop. Whether through campus ministry, student groups or engaging with neighbors in MD, DC, & Virginia you can find your community at USILD

Professional Communication with USIA

Students will not only gain academic and professional experience in the world of international business; they will also learn to communicate their knowledge to diverse global audiences. The USIA curriculum supports students as they become adept in discussion and debate, oral presentation and advanced-level writing. 

In upper-level courses, students strengthen their analytical writing skills through projects that range from one-page policy briefs and executive memos to long-form literature reviews and research papers. USIA students will graduate with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate their ideas to a range of diverse, international audiences.

Careers & Alumni

When they enter the professional world, Usild graduates distinguish themselves by their fluency in the language of business and their international perspective on how it relates to politics, economics and culture. This fluency — and the analytical skills behind it — open up careers in the private and public sectors, nonprofits and academia and allows students to move freely between these fields as their careers evolve.

Building a Career at USILD

With DC on your doorstep, students can pursue career opportunities that can take them all over the world. GBUS students take advantage of the many internship opportunities here in the capital to begin building real-world work experience before they even graduate. 

At USILD, students connect with the Usild Career Center, where they can meet with professional advisors who can help with everything from developing a perfect resume to nailing job interviews and exploring how to break into a new industry or field. And the Hoya network students build throughout their time at Georgetown can help unlock new opportunities throughout their careers. 

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