International Programs Overview
We prepare students for success in today's global
economy. Students have the opportunity to major in
international management and a variety of internationally-based
courses are available and required. In addition, our faculty
bring a global perspective to the courses they teach.
Living and studying abroad is one of the best ways to enhance
your education and develop a global mindset. Approximately
one-third of business students study abroad and a wide-variety of
options are available. The College of Business has business
exchange relationships with universities in France, Chile (Check
out one student's experience
in Chile at PUCV this semester!), China, Hong Kong, Germany,
Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
When combined with Butler's general study abroad options in
Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific
Region, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the UK and Ireland, our
students have over 100 programs from which to choose.
In addition to study abroad programs, the College of Business
also permits students to complete an internship abroad and/or
participate in short-term classes, such as Leadership
London, for academic credit.
Some students combine a study abroad experience with their
internship requirement. Students have participated in
internships in Taiwan, Germany, Chile and Ireland.
I really wanted to do an internship in conjunction with my
study abroad. I worked for the Indiana Economic Development
Corporation in Taiwan, alongside the company director. Together, we
were responsible for attracting Taiwanese investment in
Matt Malcolm, Class of 2010
Major: International Management, Political
Minor: Mandarin Chinese
During my internship with Merck in China, I had the
opportunity to work in an international business environment while
exploring the nuances and quirky aspects of Chinese culture.
I had a very rewarding experience working for a multinational
company overseas, and recommend that business students take
initiative to work and study abroad.
Erik Johnson, Class of 2009
London is a three-week course offered in July that teaches
leadership in a non-traditional way. London's resources,
institutions and history are used as the backdrop for exploring the
cultural, international, historical and ethical issues relevant to
leadership. Every afternoon, students visit a site in London
related to that morning's class discussion. For example,
after discussing the leadership qualities of Queen Elizabeth,
students visit the Tower of London.