Brandeis Study Abroad Account
Office of Study Abroad
Usdan 127, MS 073
International Business School, MS 032
Study Abroad Ambassadors
Want to learn more about studying abroad with a major or minor in Business? Contact the students below for more information.
Andrea Mucasey is a senior at Brandeis from Sugar Land, Texas majoring in International and Global Studies and minoring in both Business and Legal Studies. She recently returned from a semester of a lifetime in Leiden, The Netherlands, where she participated in Brandeis in The Hague’s Spring Semester Program. She absolutely loved living, learning, and biking in Holland, and not to mention traveling all over Europe! She is so excited to share her love of study abroad and traveling!
There are many wonderful options all over the world for Business majors and minors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist Business majors and minors determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Generally, students who study abroad for one semester have no difficulty completing the Business major or minor. Those who choose to study abroad for an entire year may need to work with their advisor or the Study Abroad Liaison to develop a plan that will allow them to finish the major or minor on time, but this is very possible.
1. Can I receive Business credit for courses taken overseas?
Yes, there are appropriate courses for Business program credit at universities in the Brandeis Study Abroad Program.
2. What is the best strategy for planning courses for my Business program while I study abroad?
Generally, the best strategy is to take courses thematically similar to Brandeis Business electives. Required, core Business courses Bus 6a, Bus 10a, Bus 20a, Bus 52a must be taken at Brandeis. Please visit the Registrar's Office website for the most up-to-date program requirements. For the Business program's requirements, click here.3. What courses are most recommended for study abroad?
When you are choosing courses for study abroad, select a course that would fall into one of the elective course option sub-heads (such as: Communications, Commerce, and Culture Courses, or Innovation Courses). Courses should be full semester courses of comparable academic rigor to those offered at Brandeis.
4. How do I get courses pre-approved so that I am assured to get Brandeis Business program credit while I study abroad?
It is important to have all study abroad courses pre-approved by the faculty liaison for the Business program, Detlev Suderow. Please send the syllabus (not course descriptions) for each course you are planning to take abroad that you hope can be counted towards your Business program. Courses will be evaluated in a timely fashion. You will know before you go abroad which courses will or will not count toward your Business major or minor.
5. What if the course I have had pre-approved is no longer available or appropriate when I get to my study abroad location?
If your plans change for any reason, send the Business faculty liaison an email with the syllabi for the new course options you are considering as soon as possible at or before the start of the semester. This will help to prevent disappointment when you return.6. Is there a minimum grade I need to earn to get Brandeis Business program credit?
To receive course credit for pre-approved courses taken abroad you must earn at least a C+.
- CIEE/ International Business and Culture Program
- DIS/ International Business
- Alliance/ Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
- CIEE/ Sao Paulo: Business and Culture
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Business coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. Business majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for Business is Prof. Detlev Suterow
Students wishing to receive Business credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for Business. After returning from abroad, download and complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.
The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.
Boren Scholarships, The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online and in our office (Usdan 127). The deadline for Fall 2013, Academic Year 2013-2014, and Spring 2014 is March 1, 2013.
The Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas summer study of "critical need" languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Indic (Bangla, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu), Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. The deadline is typically in the Fall.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.