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Master’s Degrees in International Business

2,219 Yearly Graduations
$71,150 Median Salary
$62,672 Median Debt
There are 127 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in international business. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 19% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 57.7% of international business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of International Business Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 2,219 students earned their master's degree in international business. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in international business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,623
Master’s Degree 2,219
Basic Certificate 587
Graduate Certificate 182
Associate Degree 160
Undergraduate Certificate 39
Doctor’s Degree 14

Earnings of International Business Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in international business is $71,150. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $55,725 to a high of $78,325.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in international business is $62,672. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $66,306 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $44,860.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $730.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in international business. About 54.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,203
Women 1,016

The racial-ethnic distribution of international business master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 82
Black or African American 124
Hispanic or Latino 171
White 438
International Students 1,281
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

There are 127 colleges that offer a master’s degree in international business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

International Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
International Business & Commerce 2,219

Below are some popular majors that are similar to international business that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 121,330
Management Sciences & Methods 23,091
Accounting 19,027
Human Resource Management 9,112
Business & Commerce 8,782


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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