IPBS Partnership

About the IPBS

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business is a member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) - a consortium of leading business schools. The mission of the IPBS is to create an international, multicultural and experiential management-oriented program that enhances the capacity of students to operate successfully in a global economy. IPBS stressed the importance of students having the opportunity to live, study, and work in another country as part of their business program - developing language fluency and cultural and business competence. In existence since 1974, the IPBS has a strong network of alumni working throughout the world.

All students in the IPBS bachelor programs major in international business, intensively study a second language, spend one to three semesters studying at a partner university, and complete two six-month co-op work placements - one in the U.S. and the other in the host country. Students who spend two years at the partner university and complete all the requirements receive a degree from the partner institution as well as from Northeastern.

Members of the IPBS consortium include:

Reims, France: NEOMA, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management
Reutlingen,Germany: Reutlingen University, ESB Business School
Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University, DCU Business School
Piacenza, Italy: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Facoltà di Economia - Piacenza
Puebla, Mexico: Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Escuela de Negocios y Economía
Madrid, Spain: Universidad Pontifica Comillas, Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección Empresas
Lancaster, England: Lancaster University, The Management School
Boston, Massachusetts: Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management