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Coursework Guide: International Business Collateral


Students who wish to take International Business courses abroad should adhere to the following:

  • All 9-12 credit hours of International Business elective coursework can be taken abroad
  • International Business elective coursework should be international or global in scope, this can include region or country-specific courses
  • Coursework should focus on business topics (i.e. not Political Science or International Relations)
  • Coursework must be upper division (300 or 400 level equivalent)
  • Internships abroad can count for international business credit if there is coursework in conjunction with the internship and the following requirements are met:
    • 35 class contact hours + 150-299 internship hours = 3 credit hours of International Business
    • 70 class contact hours + 300 or more internship hours = 6 credit hours of International Business

*Students should meet with an International Programs and Study Abroad (IPSA) advisor to receive final approval for International Business coursework.

Course Options

The following are examples of possible International Business courses available. This is not an exhaustive list. 

  • Asian Business
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets
  • Global Supply Chain
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Intercultural Management


  • Students are only able to take International Business elective coursework after completion of their tracking courses, which is typically after sophomore year.
  • Students should not study abroad their final semester at UT, if they plan to graduate in May, due to the delay in transcript processing.

Recommended Programs

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. Other programs available through our website may also be viable options.

International Business Coursework Guide (PDF version)

Azur Coast, France Hong Kong city view from neighboring mountain

CEA French Riviera – Science & Engineering

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrtemberg (DHBW)

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

Program Features: Internship placements available

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Hong Kong, China

Program Features: Community service volunteer opportunities; Buddy program; Student clubs & organizations

Program Type: UT ExchangeProgram Location: Mannheim, Germany

Program Features: Internship placements available; Student clubs & organizations

Quick Look: Located in Europe’s “Silicon Valley” is one of Europe’s most prestigious business schools, the SKEMA Business School, which offers courses accredited by AACSB. Quick Look: CUHKis the largest, greenest, and 2nd oldest university in Hong Kong and welcomes nearly 1,400 international students each year! Hong Kong itself is over 70% national parks and greenery, while still maintaining an international cosmopolitan status. Quick Look: DHBW is the 1st higher education institution in Germany which combines on-the-job training and academic studies. Located in Mannheim, DHBW allows students to study in small class sizes with a strong practical approach to their education.
Medellin, Colombia Salamanca plaza

ISA Medellin: International Business, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals

ISA Salamanca: Business, Cultural Studies & Spanish

ISA Valparaíso & Viña del Mar: Business and Culture in English & Spanish Language

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Medellin, Colombia

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Salamanca, Spain

Program Features: Service-learning opportunities

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Locations: Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

Program Features: Service-learning opportunities

Quick Look: Founded in 1960 by Colombian business leaders, Universidad EAFIT is the most prestigious private university in Medellín.  Quick Look: USAL, founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Quick Look: Students will study at the Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA) Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
Bordeaux, France

Kansai Gaidai University

KEDGE Business School

University of Canterbury

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Hirakata City, Japan

Program Features: Internship placements available; Buddy program; Student clubs & organizations

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Locations: Bordeaux and Marseille, France

Program Type: UT Direct

Program Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Program Features: Internship placements available; service-learning opportunities

Quick Look: Kansai Gaidai University is ideally situated in the cultural heart of Japan, Hirakata City – a quick train ride away from Osaka and the culturally rich cities of Kyoto and Nara.  Quick Look: KEDGE is ranked as one of the top management and business schools in France. Depending on academic needs, students may study at the Bordeaux or Marseille campus. Quick Look: Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury (UC) is New Zealand’s second oldest university and is one of few Triple Crown accredited business schools (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) in the world.
Santiago, Chile Sydney opera house and bay area

University of Chile

University of New South Wales

USAC South Africa: Stellenbosch – Undergraduate Courses

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Santiago, Chile

Program Features: Buddy program; Student clubs & organizations

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Sydney, Australia

Program Features: Internship placements available

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Program Features: Service-learning opportunities

Quick Look: Study at the oldest and most prestigious university in Chile, which also happens to be one of Latin America’s leading business schools. Santiago is the capital and biggest city in Chile, making it the cultural, political, and financial center of the country. Quick Look: UNSW is an internationally acclaimed teaching & research university located in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world by QS Rankings, it is considered one of the most international universities in the world by Times Higher Education. Quick Look: Study at one of the highest ranked universities in Africa boasting a  business school with a Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA). Stellenbosch University is located in the mountains of South Africa and is only 45 minutes from Cape Town.
Prague city and river view Seoul, South Korea

UT Haslam College of Business in Prague

UT Haslam College of Business in Seoul

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Seoul, South Korea

Quick Look: Take courses at the University of Economics, the Czech Republic’s leading university in the field of management and economics. Quick Look: Students have the opportunity to take courses at either Korea University, or Konkuk University. Over 20 million people reside in the Seoul, making it a modern, cosmopolitan city.

UT in Barcelona

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Barcelona, Spain

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Vallendar, Germany

Quick Look: The Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. Quick Look: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a small, internationally oriented business school founded in 1984 and is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with a high international reputation.

Florianopolis, Brazil

ISA Florianópolis: Culture, Portuguese Language & International Business

SAI Programs: John Cabot University

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Rome, Italy

Program Feature: Internship placements available


Quick Look: Named one of the best places to live and do businesses in Brazil, Floripa (as the locals call it) offers an array of natural wonders. Quick Look: JCU is located in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, which is one of the city’s oldest and most lively areas, abundant with art and excellent outdoor restaurants.
Seoul, South Korea

USAC Korea: Yonsei University

UT in Barcelona

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Seoul, South Korea


Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Barcelona, Spain

Quick Look: Study at one of the Top 150 World Universities as ranked by Times Higher Education and enjoy its beautiful and tranquil campus located in the heart of the city. Quick Look: The Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.