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Business, Management, and Marketing Abroad

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Business gurus appreciate metrics, right?

Check this out: Of the 20,000 college graduates who responded to a 2020 survey, 66% — that’s two-thirds of graduates — believed their study abroad experience will help them with their long-term career goals.

When you study abroad with USAC, you can stay on track with your degree and give your resume a boost, all while getting the experience of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Discover popular business courses below and get started today.

Stay on track

USAC offers two different program models - Specialty and Partnership. You can choose to align your study abroad experience with your academic needs by browsing popular course subjects and their available program locations, below.

  • Specialty Programs are run by an on-site USAC Resident Director (RD) and may include classes with other USAC students.
  • Partnership Programs are run by the international programs office and staff at the foreign university.
Specialty Course Subjects
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Operations Management
  • Tourism Management
Specialty Locations
Partnership Course Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism Management
  • Trade
Partnership Locations

"[Study abroad] made me understand the importance of cultural differences in business."
— Steven O., USAC Bengaluru

Popular courses in Business, Management, and Marketing

Costa Rica: Heredia

Two people in the rainforest in Costa Rica.Intercultural Communication

Taught by Visiting Professor Gwen Schwartz, University of Mount Union

Bridge the communication gap across borders. Learn how to creative a positive relationships with people in a world that is growing more and more diverse. You will discuss cultural values, traditions, and beliefs, and how they are expressed in language, nonverbal expressions, and face-to-face interactions.

Dr. Gwen Gray Schwartz is Professor of Writing and Chair of the Literature and Communication Arts Department at the University of Mount Union in Ohio. Using her background in rhetoric, writing, and oral communication, she teaches science writing, rhetorical analysis and grammar, creative nonfiction, and seminars on resisting fake news, becoming globally curious, and solving mysteries.

Italy: Torino

View of the Gran Madre Church and city in Torino, Italy.International Strategic Management

Taught by Visiting Professor Mitch Casselman, California State University, Chico

Why do some companies do better than others? International strategic management addresses how and why some companies are able to have a competitive advantage. Examine the informed choices that senior-level executives make regarding which products and services to offer, how and where to get them built and delivered, and how to organize and finance their company.

Dr. Mitch Casselman is Professor of Management at California State University, Chico. He has taught strategic management, innovation and international management in Australia, China, Italy, Panama, California, and New York. He previously worked in senior management roles in Finance and Human Resources in the Asia-Pacific region and served as Chief Financial Officer for two different high technology ventures.

Italy: Verona

Marketing Principles

Students exploring the city of Verona, Italy.

Taught by Visiting Professor Sarah Jensen, University of Arkansas

How would you introduce a product or service to market? Learn the fundamental marketing concepts of market analysis and market strategy to successfully bring a business to consumers. This course will explore case studies, company visits, country snapshots — and ask you develop your own product or service to the Italian marketplace.

Dr. Sarah Jensen is an award-winning instructor at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Jensen teaches courses on marketing research, global marketing, and consumer behavior. She has led study abroad programs to China, Mozambique, Italy, and Chile.

Spain: Alicante

View of the port and ocean in Alicante, Spain.Intercultural Communication in Professional Contexts

Taught by Visiting Professor Snejana Slantcheva-Durst, University of Toledo

The future of work is a global space. Are you ready? In this 3 credit course, you will practice and develop the professional communication skills to navigate a multicultural workplace. Learn how to appreciate cultural differences and be sensitive to intercultural reactions at work. Being able to effectively manage the people and projects in a diverse environment is a great tool to advance your career.

Snejana Durst is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies of the Judith College of Education, the University of Toledo, Ohio. She holds doctoral degrees in educational administration and in history. She has taught international education courses and has published extensively on issues of internationalization, multicultural awareness, and globalization.

Spain: Bilbao

View of historic and modern buildings from the river in Bilbao, Spain.Corporate Finance

Taught by Visiting Professor Charles Appeadu, University of Cincinnati

Become the investment guru. Peek behind the curtain to see how financial leaders balance stocks, bonds, and loans for their firms. You'll also see how they evaluate individual retirement and personal financial portfolios for their retail customers. Every topic will be discussed in the context of cash flow, current and past market history, and business ethics.

Dr. Charles Appeadu is Associate Professor - Educator in the Department of Finance at the University of Cincinnati. He is the Faculty Director of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programs in the Finance department. He has taught Corporate Finance, Investments, and Portfolio Management.

Thailand: Chiang Mai

Two people in front of a traditional Thai Wat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.International Organizational Behavior

Taught by Visiting Professor Bret Simmons, University of Nevada, Reno

Navigate a multicultural workplace. Learn the mindsets of your future, international coleauges as the the business world becomes more diverse. You will discuss cultural values, individual differences, communication, teamwork, and leadership in an international setting, all while learning more about yourself in an experiential learning environment.

Dr. Bret Simmons is Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Simmons teaches courses on organizational behavior, evidence-based management, and leading change.