Study Abroad

Abel Flint in Shanghai, China

Abel Flint '15 (sixth from left), a Business major, completed an internship while abroad in Shanghai

There are many options all over the world for Business majors and minors to study abroad. Studying abroad contributes to gaining the cultural experience needed to succeed in the global economy. As a student studying abroad your primary purpose should be learning the culture and business practices of your given country. This will enhance your knowledge of the world and ensure your success in the field of business.

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 little difficulty completing the Business major or minor. Those who choose to study abroad for an entire year will have to work with their advisor or the Study Abroad Liaison to develop a plan that will allow them to finish the major on time, but this is possible.

Sample of Approved Programs with Business Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Business coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Business courses may be available.

Business 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 every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for Business here.

Receiving Credit in Business

Students wishing to receive credit in Business for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. All students as part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form for final and formal review. 

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