A global business education is required for today’s executives. That’s why we offer so many international programs at Kelley. You can earn credit and customize your experience to fit your academic and career goals.
In addition to study abroad, the second-year Global Foundations Core teaches you to analyze and interpret the influences that drive the global economy. Your experiences abroad will enhance and build on the global business fundamentals learned in these classes.
66study abroad programs
29countries on six continents
61%of Kelley students participate
Kelley offers a variety of study abroad options:
The Kelley School of Business partners with universities and third-party providers around the world to enable you to spend a semester abroad. Immerse yourself in a global academic journey, become an internationally minded professional, develop your communication and team-building skills, and earn business credit toward your Kelley degree.
The following Kelley semester programs require successful completion of I-Core:
Summer study abroad programs are perfect for students who keep robust spring and fall semester academic schedules and want to incorporate a global business experience into their time at Kelley. Most summer programs are open to admitted Kelley students who are in their fourth full-time semester of college. They do not require completion of I-Core prior to participation. Summer programs may be entirely classroom-based while others may include an internship component while abroad.
Not sure if you have the time to go abroad for a whole summer or semester? Kelley's short-term study abroad options offer international components that last three weeks or less.
Global Business Immersion - BUS-X 272
This set of eight-week course options provides an opportunity to dig deeper into country analysis from a business perspective. These courses capitalize on the diversity and expertise of Kelley faculty from all departments. After eight weeks in the classroom, students travel as a group to the country or region emphasized in the course for a seven to nine day study tour. In that country, they participate in relevant site visits while completing the academic parts of the course.
Sales for Social Impact (BUS-M 360) is a three credit hour course which includes an on-site project over Spring Break. The course is multidisciplinary, for students from all majors, and is focused on collaboration to develop sustainable solutions and business models for challenging global social issues, with support from 3M Corporation. In addition to exploring the new entrepreneurial environment of the country, students will serve as consultants for a small local business to improve the marketing of their operations, so that they will become a sustainable business enterprise. This course is open to all majors. Note that it may be used as an elective toward the following majors and co-majors: Marketing, Professional Sales, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, Sustainable Business, and International Business.
Cross-Cultural Management (Kelley in Manchester Summer Program) - BUS-D 365
Explore the impacts of Brexit on strategic business issues in an international context. The BUS-D 365 Cross-Cultural Management course is taught over the course of 3 weeks in the summer at Alliance Manchester Business School and Manchester University. The course is taught by LaVonn Schlegel, Executive Director of the Kelley Institute for International Business and Adjunct Lecturer. Admitted Kelley students who have completed at least 26 credits and 2 semesters on campus before the program commences are eligible to apply.
Kelley will nominate up to 24 qualified students each summer.
Offered during the second eight weeks of the spring semester, this three-credit hour course provides an intensive introduction to globalization and emerging economies, with a specific focus on the economy, business, history, and culture of India.
Open only to Direct Admit freshmen, the course culminates with a 10-day trip to India in late July. The course can be used as an elective toward the International Business major.
Admission to the course is competitive, with a maximum of 28 seats available.
Talk to one of our advisors about fitting an experience into your academic plan. Schedule an appointment online by searching “Kelley Study Abroad”. To find the first available appointment, select all advisors. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-856-0499 with inquiries.
Drop-in advising is scheduled Monday-Friday, 10-11:30am EST
Studying abroad has many benefits for personal and academic growth, but it is important to reflect on how traveling and the choices we make abroad impact host communities. Being a responsible or ethical traveler involves treating sacred spaces, places, events, customs, and ceremonies with respect, being aware of your economic power in supporting local businesses and systems, and minimizing your ecological and community impact as a traveler, among many other practices.
The following resources may help you consider the implications of your presence in communities abroad and enable you to make choices that promote the sustainability and security of your host country.