College of Business
Undergraduate Business Program

Global Exchanges

Valparaiso And Vina 022As businesses expand their worldwide operations, more and more firms demand employees with international experience. Studying abroad during your college years will give you a comparative advantage over the competition, increase your understanding of the global economy and allow you to begin assembling a diverse network of business contacts.

Butler's College of Business has established student exchange partnerships at the following universities by region:

Asia

Nottingham University ~ Show

NingboThis study abroad location is a new program for the College of Business.  Located in Ningbo, China, in the coastal providence of Zhejiang, this university is an overseas campus of the host campus in the UK, which is one of Europe's leading business schools.  The business program is dedicated to preparing students for the global environment, guided by three principles: international focus, interactive education, and innovative classes and solutions.  Additionally, the school has a diverse staff, with 60+ staff from over 20 countries.  Besides the classroom, the school encourages learning outside of the classroom, mainly through its over 60 clubs.

Faculty Contacts:
Bill Templeton
Associate Dean, College of Business
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

Lingnan University ~ Show

HkkowloonLocated in vibrant Hong Kong, Lingnan University is a great place for students interested in fields such as international business, international studies, cultural anthropology, history, Chinese studies and Asia-Pacific regional studies. Because of its history as a British colony, English is one of the official languages of Hong Kong. About half of Lingnan University's courses are taught completely in English. You do not need to know any Chinese to function easily at the University or elsewhere in Hong Kong. However, Lingnan University offers beginning and intermediate courses in Mandarin designed for exchange students. The university can also help to arrange "language partnerships" where a native speaker of Chinese and a native speaker of English pair up to help each other practice the target language.

Faculty Contacts:

Greg Osland
Professor of Marketing
(317) 940-9844
gosland@butler.edu

Robert Main
Professor of Economics
(317) 940-9528
rmain@butler.edu

Student Testimonies:

Dsc 03280Hong Kong is an amazing city! It is so diverse and cosmopolitan...I like to refer to it as the NYC of Asia, only much cleaner. There was never a lack of things to do and see in HK. Also, my exchange group was huge (100 students), with people from literally all over the world! Asia is just such an incredible place that many people never visit, which is sad. It is very different, but so rewarding! I encourage everyone to consider going to Asia at least once in their lives, and for sure consider Lingnan and Hong Kong as a study abroad option! -Heidi

Australia/New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology ~ Show

RachelGroupAUT's Faculty of Business has excellent programs in accounting, marketing, management, advertising, information technology and tourism. You can take a wide range of courses in these fields, assuming that you have the necessary prerequisites or comparable background knowledge. You will take three bachelor of business modules (courses) each semester. This constitutes a full-time academic load. In addition to business programs, AUT offers a wide range of other courses and degree programs. Butler exchange students can take courses in other faculties (equivalent to Butler's colleges) of the university.

Faculty Contacts:

Bill Templeton
Professor of Finance
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

Student Testimonies:

RachelPictureFrameSpending a semester at AUT in New Zealand was one of the greatest life experiences! AUT is a great school with a diverse student body. During my time in NZ, I was able to become a part of the culture and see (almost) the entire country. The Rugby World Cup was going on while I was there and I became an All Blacks fan. It is truly one of the most beautiful places with some of the friendliest people. -Rachel

Europe

Audencia School of Management ~ Show

Nantes1Audencia School of Management is ranked as the sixth best business college in France. The school is located in Nantes, a city about the size of Indianapolis, in the western part of the country. Audencia is part of the UN Global Compact, which links the university with corporate partners to develop and sustain the global economy. Meetings focus on real strategic challenges and possible solutions. Students will have the chance to learn about and meet local firms for hands-on experience. The teaching style at Audencia is comparable to that of upper division COB classes and the average class size is 30. Many business classes are taught in English, but French classes are also available. Although a working knowledge of French is recommended to ease life outside of class, no prior language skills are required.

Faculty Contacts:

Bill Templeton
Professor of Finance
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

Student Testimonies:

Nantes2My study abroad experience was by far the highlight of my college career. Aside from being exposed to international people, thoughts, and attitudes, I was able to travel, make new friends, and be truly independent. I learned how to navigate the hardships and challenges that come with moving to a new country and grew in my self-sufficiency and confidence. Audencia was one of the best experiences of my life and one I will never forget. -Jessie

Cardiff University ~ Show

P5080954Students who choose Cardiff University will study at a top-ranked university with a unique Welsh cultural experience. It is one of the UK's most popular universities and is an internationally recognized centre for teaching and research. Cardiff is a small city and the capital of Wales. Approximately 20 percent of the population is students making it safe, friendly and affordable. It is a walkable city with culture, sports and entertainment and a 2 hour train ride to London.

Bill Templeton
Associate Dean, College of Business
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

Euromed Management ~ Show

EuromedLocated in Marseille, France, in the heart of the Mediterranean region, Euromed Management offers a diverse experience and a new perspective on international business. About half of the bachelor level classes are taught in English and Butler students can fulfill some business
core classes such as Marketing, Operations Management, and Finance. While you can get by without speaking French, a student club offers "survival French" classes to exchange students each term.  

Faculty Contacts:

Bill Templeton
Associate Dean, College of Business
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

Maastricht University ~ Show

Maas ShopsThe Universiteit Maastricht is one of Europe's premier institutions for business education. Using an exclusively English-based curriculum, it prepares students for professional careers in both an academic and a practical sense by asking them to apply what they learn and integrate the various disciplines and subjects they study. In this way, the knowledge students acquire is directly and immediately employed in solving real-world problems.

Maastricht classes are grouped around a common theme that is explored for the length of a "block" or eight-week period. Block subjects vary widely and many maintain an international perspective. Maastricht also offers an optional 12-week course in Dutch language and culture for exchange students in order to strengthen their communication skills and increase familiarity with Dutch society.

Faculty Contact:

Robert Bennett
Professor of Business Law
(317) 940-9502
rbennett@butler.edu

Zeppelin University ~ Show

Zeppelin University City LakeSet on beautiful Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Zeppelin University is a small, private institution with approximately 250-300 students. Professors teach seminar classes where discussion is a staple learning tool and students are heavily engaged. Experts from the community provide students with valuable first-hand experience and advice. Many business classes are taught in English and German language classes are available. Introduction to German for Foreign Students is a required class for those exchange students who do not already speak German.

Faculty Contact: Robert Bennett
Professor of Business Law
(317) 940-9502
rbennett@butler.edu

 

Student testimonies:

ZU_5Zeppelin University is a school that I admire a great deal. It's a place that I would want my children to go if they study abroad, because they truly have a top-notch academic system. All of the students seem to have this desire to learn, it's a very collaborative environment, and is very different in many ways from colleges in the US. I took some of the most rigorous and challenging courses that I have ever taken while attending Zeppelin, and it truly helped to improve my critical thinking and collaborative abilities with classmates. -Kaitlin

Zeppelin is a small but growing university that offers a different outlook on upper-level education! The students and professors are friendly and helpful and very interested in learning from the international students! I had the most wonderful experience and I can't say enough good things about Zeppelin! -Libby

North America

École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC) ~ Show

HEC MontrealHEC has a wide variety of English-taught courses in marketing, finance, human resource management, production and operations management, information technology, applied economics and accounting studies. Learning at HEC takes place in a state-of-the-art building where classroom environments make technology an integral part of the experience. Because of the long list of awards and achievements associated with HEC's instructors and programs, you can be sure the education you will receive is among the best available. HEC concentrates strongly on global business issues. Butler COB students with international interests will find this a particularly fruitful experience.

Faculty Contact:

Bill Templeton
Associate Dean, College of Business
(317) 940-9419
wtemplet@butler.edu

 

Student Testimony:

Kurt MontrealThe program is very well organized and as a student who primarily speaks English, I never felt uncomfortable about my living situation nor my classes.  There is a specific organization of HEC students that creates programming specific to the international students including trips to Canadian destinations as well as many activities to expose students to all aspects of life in Montreal.  There were over 30 countries represented during my semester, further enhancing my international experience. The city of Montreal offers so many amazing activities and venues to explore from historic Old Port and Mont Royal Park to the amazing restaurants and nightlife.  I never once felt that I had nothing new to explore during my five months in the city. -Kurt

South America

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) ~ Show

Valparaiso ChilePUCV is the largest and most internationally oriented university in the region of Valparaíso, Chile. It offers classes in accounting and business management, as well as a wide variety of courses in other departments. Exchange students enroll at PUCV as regular students and may take almost all courses according to their needs, their Spanish skills and academic background. PUCV provides many special services for international students, including an orientation and tutorial program, intensive Spanish language classes, a "language partnership" with a Chilean student and opportunities to volunteer in the community or participate in extracurricular activities.

Faculty Contacts:

Greg Osland
Professor of Marketing
(317) 940-9844
gosland@butler.edu

Roberto Curci
Professor of Finance
(317) 940-9980
rcurci@butler.edu

Student Testimonies:

Chile 1 237Studying abroad in in Chile was the most amazing experience of my life. The faculty and staff at PUCV were helpful and did everything they could to make my transition to the Chilean way of life as smooth as possible. I was able to take all the classes I wanted, and had enough down time to travel within South America. I also found that living with a host family allowed me to get involved in more activities and see more of Chile than if I had lived alone. If you are worried about the Chilean Spanish, don't be. Everyone is so kind and will work with you to improve upon your spanish speaking abilities. If you ever get the chance to study abroad in Chile, you absolutely should. -Kathryn