Pitt Business International Programs
At the Global Business Institute (GBI), students are able study and practice business at one of our global Pitt campuses. In addition to each GBI location being tailored to a specific academic major, all GBI locations offer students the option to take part in an international internship, which provides real-time work experience in a global setting. Students can participate in GBI through one of our five locations: Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.
The International Internship Program (IIP) offers Pitt Business students the opportunity to intern full-time during an entire summer abroad. IIP is offered in the following locations: Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, and San Francisco. Most locations offer internships in English and interning abroad through IIP will give you a clear competitive edge in today’s job market. See the IIP webpage for location-specific details, including dates and applicant requirements.
Plus3 is your first chance to study abroad at Pitt. This two-week, three-credit study abroad program is for freshman Pitt Business and Swanson School of Engineering students. Students have the opportunity to travel to one of five different countries, each with a different industry of focus. Visit the website to see this year's locations and industries.
Spring Break Programs
A variety of short-term, spring break study abroad programs are available for students who do not wish to, or unable to, spend a full term abroad.
With our International Marketing in Ecuador study abroad program, students embark on an entrepreneurial adventure in the Napo region of Ecuador. This program takes place during Spring Break, for one week. Participants on the International Marketing in Ecuador program will earn one credit through BUSMKT 1511: Marketing ‘Made in Ecuador’ to the World.
With INNOVATE, students explore the relationship between technology, globalization, and leadership in the global marketplace through corporate site visits, guest lectures, and cultural site visits. Participants will take a spring-long course on Pitt's campus and then will spend five days in Shanghai and five days in Beijing over spring break.
Pitt in Prague and Krakow is a summer program throughout the month of May, focused the history, politics, sociology, economics, and culture of post-war Czech Republic and Poland. Participants will earn 3 Pitt credits towards ECON 0905: Czech Republic & Poland: Economy, Policy, and Culture.
Pitt in South Africa is a summer program lasting roughly a month beginning in the first week of May. Participants get to experience first-hand the history, educational system, and social entrepreneurship efforts of South Africa. Students choose two of the three offered courses.
This program extends through the month of May, in which participants will gain 3 credits. Students live in Montevideo, gaining a theoretical understanding of the supply chain process in Latin America. Students will also acquire a first-hand understanding of the national issues facing businesses in Uruguay.
Other Summer Months
Pitt in Dublin is a four-week summer program in which students earn six Pitt credits. Academic focuses for the Pitt in Dublin program include: Business, Marketing, Communication, History, and Urban Studies.
Pitt in Japan is a five-week summer program located in Kobe, Japan. Participants will earn six credits. In addition to the mandatory “Japanese Language and Culture” course, students take “Doing Business in Japan” to gain a better understanding of the Japenese business culture and environment.
Pitt Business students may participate in a full semester abroad at one of our various Exchange or Partner institutions. The University of Pittsburgh currently has dozens of institutions that you are eligible to apply for. Below you will find a listing of our exchange partners, and a general listing of the business courses they offer. Class availability is limited.
University of Adelaide: Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing
Vienna University of Economics and Business: Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
KEDGE: Finance, Marketing, Management, Accounting, Human Resources
NEOMA Business School: Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Berlin School of Economics and Law: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
European Business School: Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations, Management & Economics
UAS7 Exchange: Study & Internship Program in Germany: Marketing, Human Resources, Economics
Chinese University of Hong Kong: Business, Accounting, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing
University of Hong Kong: Business, Accounting, Finance, Global Management, Marketing
Ritsumeikan University in Osaka: Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing
University of Kitakyushu: Business, Economics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Korea University: Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing
Seoul National University: Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing
Yonsei University: Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing
National Taiwan University: Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management
Aberystwyth University: Accounting and Finance, Business Management, Economics, Marketing
University of Sheffield: Business, Business Management, Accounting, Finance
University of Sussex: Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing
University of Birmingham: Business, Global Management, Marketing
University of Exeter: Business, Accounting, Management, Finance
Pitt Business Honors Program students have the opportunity to complete a wide array of study abroad programs that are specific to their professional goals and intellectual pursuit. Honors students are encouraged to consider participation in an exchange program, as these options require independence and offer world-class business courses at partner institutions around the world. To learn more about exchanges, please see the section above.
Participation in the International Internship Program gives Pitt Honors Program students the opportunity to secure competitive internships abroad. We encourage Honors students to consider the International Internship Program because it requires a committed and hard-working spirit that is embodied in Honors program students.