Business Study Abroad


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Are you a business major looking to study abroad? Perhaps you’re just interested in learning more about business in our increasingly globalized world. Study international business abroad firsthand and set your resumé apart from the rest. When you participate in one of CIEE’s business study abroad programs, you’ll: 

  • Network with mentors and peers from around the world 
  • Study at some of the world’s leading accredited business schools in China, England, Spain, and more 
  • Complete a variety of business courses, from business law and finance to international marketing and startup culture 

From exploring Amsterdam’s business innovation hub to learning about Chinese business affairs in Shanghai, you'll gain valuable insight into international business, ethics, economics, and management. Manufacturing facilities, local corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and small startups are only some of the settings where you can gain a real-world perspective on business.  

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AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation

View a list of institutions that offer enrollment in business classes at AACSB- and/or EQUIS-accredited institutions. These institutions issue transcripts that are included as part of your complete CIEE Academic Record. You will also find additional information on business courses in English or the host language, and program and eligibility requirements. For complete program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and curricular information for each specific program, please visit our Program Search.

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Benefits of Studying Business Abroad

  • Expand Your Network

    Make connections with global business professionals

  • Strengthen Your Resume

    Stand out from the rest by adding a study abroad experience to your resume

  • Widen Your Worldview

    Gain a deeper understanding of international business on the world stage

Sample Business & Management Courses

With the unparalleled flexibility of our business study abroad programs, you can fulfill your academic requirements all while gaining a global perspective. Sample business courses include: 

Business Administration, Management & Operations Finance & Accounting Marketing Economics Entrepreneurial & Small Business Operations
  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
  • International Business
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
  • International Business Law
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Principles of Marketing
  • International Economics
  • Economics of Wine
  • Principles of Micro-Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & Startup Cultures
  • Technopreneurship
  • Startup Cultures in Business

Frequently Asked Questions About Business Study Abroad

How to study business abroad?

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If you’re wondering how to study business abroad, follow these three simple steps: 

  1. Explore CIEE study abroad business programs and pick your favorite
  2. Connect with your campus study abroad office 
  3. Start your application 

While the specific program and courses you choose to complete are up to you, we recommend following the three steps listed above to ensure you select the program that provides you with the most relevant business courses for your goals. For more detailed resources on planning and applying, check out our Get Started page. 

Why study business abroad?

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Studying business abroad not only helps you gain a more global perspective on the world, but also helps boost your resume with real-world international work experience. When you study business abroad, you can expect to:

  • Create a global network of peers and professionals 
  • Boost your resume to stand out from the competition
  • Expand your worldview by leaning about a new culture, language, history, etc. 
  • Gain a better understanding of business on a global scale 
  • Complete coursework you couldn’t access at your home university 

Is it good to study business abroad?

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It is a great idea to study business abroad because it develops your understanding of business in a global context. When you study business abroad, you gain real-world international work experience in economics, business management, finances, and more on the global stage, which helps shape your overall understanding of the business world.

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