Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB)

About the BSIB Program

Since 1994, the BS in International Business (BSIB) degree has offered a unique program to undergraduate business students: integrated learning through academic and experiential opportunities. The BSIB Program immerses students in a foreign culture to experience the academic, professional and personal components of the global marketplace.

Expatriate Immersion

The cornerstone of the BSIB Program features a one-year overseas immersion during which students complete one semester of study and a 6-month work placement in the host country. While overseas, course work is conducted in the language of the host country (with the exception of the partners in Asia).

 This immersion experience:

  • fosters deep integration to the host country's culture.
  • offers the opportunity of gaining language fluency.
  • provides the possibility of a dual degree.

Interdisciplinary and Multicultural

Students satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate business curriculum alongside languages, history, economics and politics. Through the physical exchange of students, this distinctive program combines academic experience with cultural exposure.

The focus is on giving tomorrow's managers the tools to excel on a global scale by providing:

  • dynamic curriculum options.
  • rigorous courses structured to address global issues.
  • a mix of nationalities in the classroom in Boston and overseas.

Real-World Professional Experience

The Co-op Program is an integral component of the academic experience at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. This full-time professional work experience adds depth to classroom studies.

BSIB students complete two or three Co-ops and are offered the opportunity to:

  • gain exposure to career opportunities.
  • build a competitive resume.
  • establish a network of professional contacts.

Program Goals and Benefits

Within the BSIB Program, students expand cross-cultural awareness, develop proficiency in a foreign language, gain technical competence and professional confidence, increase understanding and experience in international business practices, and acquire unique insights from the experience of living, studying and working abroad.

Option of a second degree from an IPBS School 

1 to 1.5 years of full-time work experience (domestic and international)
Expertise in a concentration area of business
Technical competence and professional confidence
Increased understanding and experience in international business practicesCross-cultural awareness and aptitude