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Study Abroad

Students in the Mike Cottrell College of Business have a variety of opportunities to study abroad while studying business. The list below is not an exhaustive list of all international opportunities. The Center for Global Engagement provides a list of all opportunities and certain business-related student organizations also offer opportunities to travel abroad for various learning experiences.

Business & Culture in Italy

This 5-week summer program is designed to expose business undergraduate students to Italian business practices and culture. The program includes two courses, Operations Management (BUSA 3120) and a study abroad course that will let students gain an understanding of Italian culture, government and business practices.

Students participating in this opportunity visited historic sites and a variety of Italian businesses in the region surrounding Rome. Participants resided and studied at the facilities of John Cabot University, an American University in Rome.

Information on fees for the trip is available from the Center for Global Engagement.

The London Experience

One of the most popular study abroad experiences at the University of North Georgia is the London Experience.

The London Experience is a study tour and International Business (BUSA 4528) academic credit program developed by both the Mike Cottrell College of Business and the Center for Global Engagement that gives students the opportunity to study abroad and experience international business. Participating students are exposed to business practices and cultures in London and observe international commerce in a location full of historical business significance. Students receive 3 semester hours for completing the course requirements during the spring semester as the trip occurs every year during spring break. B.B.A. students may take the course as an elective or as a substitute for international business (BUSA 4527). A one semester hour trip-only option is also available on a space-available basis only.

Previous London Experience itineraries have included a city tour, Lloyd’s of London, Bank of England, British Petroleum (BP), Financial Times, Jaguar Assembly Plant tour, SNR Denton UK International Law Firm, Coca-Cola Europe, City of London Economic Development Corporation, London Metals Exchange, CV Starr Insurance, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Stratford-at-Avon, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Theatre, and more.

Students receive three (3) semester hours of credit by completing the course requirements of BUSA 4528 during the spring semester (BBA students may take the course as an elective or as a substitute for BUSA 4527). A one (1) semester hour BUSA 2528 trip-only option is offered on space-available basis.

Prerequisites (grades C or better):

  • ACCT 2101 ECON 2105 FINC 3440
  • ACCT 2102 ECON 2106 MGMT 3661
  • MKTG 3700 MATH 2040 ENGL 1102

Senior BBA majors receive first priority; junior BBA majors second priority. If seats remain after the priority deadline, the trip will be opened for those interested in BUSA 2528 including underclassmen and non-business majors.

Information on costs are available from the Center for Global Engagement.

Other Opportunities
The Center for Global Engagement offers a number of study abroad opportunities in partnership with universities around the globe. In addition to study abroad opportunities, students may also seek international business internship opportunities through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Mike Cottrell College of Business.

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