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A Guide to International Business Degrees Abroad

Business is all about the connections; so if you are planning to take your business aspirations into the international arena, then there is no better place to start than earning your international business degree abroad. The global knowledge you will gain, as well as the vast network of international contacts you will make, are bound to set you up for tremendous success in the field. How many more reasons do you need?

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

It only makes sense that if you want to enter into the world of international business, then you will be gaining an invaluable head start and foot in the door by earning your international business degree abroad. Making the leap early on to tackle the intra-national challenges of travel, language barriers, and culture shock will prime you to succeed down the road in your international business career. That, and it will be one unforgettable adventure to boot.

Locations

Most students aspiring to earn an international business degree abroad want to live in the major global cities, where multinational corporations are most influential and economies of trade most dynamic. “Global City” is a common term designated to major urban areas that are important nuclei the in the global economic system.

Within the West the most highly ranked global cities are New York City, London, Paris, and Sydney. All of these cities have very highly regarded universities where you can earn your international business degree abroad, and they are also majorly influential in most areas of culture and politics as well.

The rest of the top-ten ranked global cities which finish out the list are all located in Asia: Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. For students from Western industrialized nations looking for a drastically different cultural experience abroad, earning your international business degree abroad in any of these global nuclei can be an amazing and eye opening experience.

Of course you are not limited to these cities by any means; there are hundreds of opportunities to earn your international business degree abroad at top universities in other locations around the world. Above all else perhaps, it is important to earn your international business degree abroad in a country where you could see yourself doing business someday. Between language immersion and the amount of networking you will be doing, you never know what opportunities may arise!

Academics & Degrees

As the world economy increasingly continues to rely on interconnectivity, international  business has become an exceedingly popular course of study for young professionals who have set their aspirations high in the global marketplace. Yet while it is possible to take standard business courses pretty much anywhere in the world, often international business degrees abroad are limited to countries that have a strong degree of global economic influence.

If international business degrees are offered by a foreign university, then they are in accordance usually made available across the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. While countries differ in the details of their degree tracks, you can generally expect a Bachelor’s degree program to last three or four years, a Master’s degree program to last one or two years, and a PhD program to last up to several years on top of this.

The language barrier is an important factor to keep in mind when pursuing your degree abroad in international business. Some internationally oriented universities will offer English-language degree programs, but for the most part you will be expected to have a decent mastery of your host country’s language in order to earn your full degree abroad there. Becoming bilingual certainly won’t hurt down the line as take on the job market in international business!

Benefits & Challenges

Networking. By earning your international business degree abroad you will not only benefit from the professional networking opportunities in your host country, but from the process of travel itself. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make connections at hostels, hotels, and the like!

Firsthand Experience. Learning about the dynamics of international business in an academic setting is undeniably important, but this still often pales at the personal knowledge you can gain from actually traveling the world and witnessing these dynamics play out firsthand.

Cross Cultures. One of the most valuable skillsets you can gain in the world of international business is cross-cultural communication. Earning your degree abroad in international business is the perfect place to start.

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John Cabot University

International experience is becoming increasingly valuable in the job market. Earning your degree abroad at John Cabot University will not only teach you flexibility, independence, and intercultural skills that are highly marketable to employers, but will also allow you to join our student community representing more than 70 countries. As an American university in the historic center of Rom...

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Peking University HSBC Business School

Earn your master’s degree through a program that takes you to two economic giants: the UK and China! Study at a campus in scenic Boars Hill and in metropolitan Shenzhen, destinations that offer countless academic and travel opportunities. PHBS UK-China Master of Management is a cross-border program that involves spending the first year at our UK campus and the second year at our Shenzhen cam...

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TEAN: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Australia & NZ

For those wanting to study abroad beyond a semester, TEAN can assist you in finding a program in Australia or New Zealand to earn your Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD. Our services are free to you. We do not charge you for the work we do on your behalf. By utilizing TEAN's services you are saving money on international postage, phone calls and more. We help with: - Selecting your...

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Mente Argentina: Master's in International Relations

Earn a Master's degree in International Relations in 15 months from one of Latin Americas most prestigious universities. Students will choose specific courses and define their concentrations based on their own goals and abilities. The program allows students the ability to gain a deeper comprehension of the international economy, global politics, and international trends with a specific foc...

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Study Abroad at Bangor University in Wales, UK

Many students choose to study at Bangor University, North Wales as visiting study abroad scheme students. Every year, well over 100 students from North, Central and South America, Asia and mainland Europe undertake a semester or a whole year at Bangor and transfer the credits achieved to the home University. This means that students who are taking a degree course at another university can vi...

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Richmond, the American International University in London

Looking to gain your master’s degree abroad? Study at Richmond, the American University in London. We are a private, nonprofit institution of higher education with American accreditation and a range of excellent postgraduate programs. At Richmond, we deliver the very best of American and British higher educational systems. We offer programs that prepare you to think creatively, critically a...

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Queen Mary University of London

Our degree in Economics and International Finance will prepare you for a career in economics, banking and finance, with a focus on International Finance. It provides an entry route for both private and public sectors as well as for further academic studies. After core modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative analysis in your first year, you will study more applied macroeconomi...

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Study at Asia Pacific Universitys School of Business & Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the fields Business Management, Accounting, and Finance. We emphasize a broad interdisciplinary approach which encourages individual creativity in tackling the modern problems of a globally transforming business field. Stay at the cutting ...

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Graduate Internships in London with Mountbatten Institute

Live, work and study in London: Apply now! International experience is highly regarded by today’s employers. The Mountbatten program provides a world-class internship with leading companies in London, along with an accredited business qualification up to MBA level – all in just over a year. Develop your skills and experience, expand your professional network and travel. The program includes: ...

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Degree Programs at the University of Westminster, London

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university located in the heart of London, England. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the university has a distinguished 175-year history. It offers a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, ranging from Business Management and International Relations to Conflict Resolution and Mus...

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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

With China's growing presence in international markets and its influence on global economics, a sound knowledge of international business issues is becoming increasingly important for university graduates seeking roles in both international and local organizations. The BA International Business program at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University will provide students with an additional language ...

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Middlesex University, London UK

At Middlesex, no matter where in the world our students come from, we give them the tools and opportunities they need to make their own path to success, to grow as individuals and to stand out from their peers back at home. We offer a broad range of industry relevant courses and our academics draw on their experience and employ practical teaching techniques. We provide our students with the op...

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King's College London: Study Abroad for Graduate Students

If you are currently pursuing your Masters degree or PhD at a university outside the United Kingdom, then you are eligible to participate on the Study Abroad Graduate Program. King's offers a Postgraduate Taught option for Masters students, and a Postgraduate Research Program for PhD students. The Postgraduate Taught program pre-registers students for three postgraduate modules per semester ...

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Master in Business (M.A.)

Are you eyeing top management positions? Do you want to drive the economic and social success of business and products? This master's degree in Business gears students up for leadership positions in the digital and international business world. Students will foster the all-around competence that they will need to work as decision makers in upper management. In addition to developing in-depth...

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Bachelor in Business Studies - Specialist Business Degree

Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and 78th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015-16). For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. Trinity Business School has been pioneering cutting-edge researc...