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 UAH for the Business program, Grace Zimmerman. 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 UAH 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+.
7. What do I do when I return to Brandeis to ensure course credit?
To finalize your credit for courses taken abroad, fill out the study abroad transfer credit paperwork, have the business UAH sign it and turn it in to the Business office in Lemberg.
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List for a sample of programs that offer Business course work.
Study Abroad Liaison
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. As noted above (in the answer to question # 4), 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. Grace Zimmerman.
Receiving Credit for Study Abroad
Students wishing to receive credit in Business for work done off campus during the academic year should download the
Petition to Request Substitution for Requirement form. After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison as listed above.
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