See the World

Pitt undergraduate students study abroad and intern in world cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. In fact, the percentage of College of Business Administration students who study abroad far exceeds the University and national averages. Students have the opportunity to develop international skills in depth by pursuing the Global Management major and a variety of certificate programs, including the Certificate Program in International Business.

 Business Experiences Abroad

  • The Global Business Institute gives students the opportunity to study business courses, often taught by our faculty, while studying at an international location. Students also have the chance to complete internships and work toward completing the Certificate Program in International Business. Five locations are available: London, Sydney, Florence, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires.
  • Plus3 is a two-week international study trip that gives students the chance to travel abroad in conjunction with students from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. Featuring company visits, lectures, and sightseeing, Plus3 is offered in the summer to students who have completed their first year. Current locations include Costa Rica, China, Germany, and Vietnam.
  • The International Internship Program lets students complete professional, full-time internships in foreign countries, gaining an unparalleled global business experience. Current locations for the summer-long internship program include Dublin, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin, though locations are subject to change. Among the many global corporations for which students have interned are Dow Chemical, Mylan, General Motors, SiriusXM Radio, Morningstar, and Ogilvy & Mather.
  • Pitt's Study Abroad Office offers travel-study opportunities in more than 100 different countries. Students have the option of studying abroad during summer, fall, spring, or during a full academic year. Additionally, there are a variety of business-specific partnernships that exisit with international business schools in Europe and South America.

 Academic Programs

  • The Global Management Major builds students understanding in the management of people, processes, and policies in a global context. Study abroad experience and foreign language proficiency are required.
  • The University Center for International Studies Certificates give students the opportunity to focus in African Studies, Global Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian and East European Studies, or West European Studies.
  • A variety of international-themed business case and language competitions are held throughout the United States. For example, students in the Society for International Business (SIB) participated in the 2011 and 2012 Business Language Case competition at Brigham Young University. If you are interested in a particular competition and need assistance or support, please contact the IBC. 
  • Mini Courses: BRICS Today. Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University collaborate to offer compressed courses with lectures from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, followed by a research paper. The courses are 1-credit hour for Pitt students or 3 units for CMU students, with about 14 hours of lectures and an expected 30 hours of work for the paper. Registered students are required to complete specified follow up assignments to receive full credit. The courses focus on countries with emerging economies: Brazil, India, China, Russia, and South Africa. 
  • The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship is an award that enabels the recipient to devote time to full-time study. FLAS-eligible languages include Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish.

Student Clubs

The Society for International Business is an undergraduate business club within the College of Business Administration. By holding professional and social events throughout the academic year, SIB seeks to bring together like-minded individuals with an interest in international business, international affairs, culture, travel, and many other areas of global interest.