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International Business Program

Student in ChinaThe International Business Program (IBP) is designed to meet the needs of business and industry in the rapidly evolving global marketplace and to prepare students for international careers.

IBP students study language and culture each semester along with their business curriculum, and upon completion of this five-year-program, earn two simultaneous degrees:

International Internships and Study

IBP students engage in internships with our participant firms in Asia, Europe, or Latin America. Examples include:

  • BMW, Deutsche Bahn, General Motors España, Hasbro Asia, Toray Films Europe, UniCredit, Volkswagen

IBP students may also participate as exchange students with one of our partner universities abroad, such as:

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, La Universidad de Zaragoza, Ocean University of China, Zhejiang University, University of Calabria


IBP students graduate with a thorough grounding in business, an understanding of other cultures, fluency in at least one language other than English, and concrete work experience in the global marketplace. The preparation offered by this unique program makes IBP graduates in high demand and front-runners in the development of the new global economy.


If you would like to learn more about the International Business Program at the University of Rhode Island, please contact Associate Dean Shaw Chen at



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