The Executive



Travel the world, learn from global business leaders, and earn university credit while gaining a competitive advantage for your career.

Our programs are designed as 'your first business trip abroad' experience.


with business executives from multi-national organizations.


the culture of each country visited with sightseeing, cuisine, and unique activities.


and learn from global companies such as BMW, Coca-Cola, AT&T and more.


university credit while applying the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life business settings.


at 4-star hotels where companies would send their employees on a business trip.


“I hadn't ever been out of the US before, so I gained several foreign perspectives in rapid succession. It was absolutely worthwhile. ”​


—  Louisiana State University student,

Winter Southeast Asia 2020

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Who should apply?

Our programs are open for graduate and undergraduate students in any major who are interested in learning about international business practices, policies, and strategies used across a variety of industries. Most of our students are of the following concentrations or another related field:

  • Accounting

  • Business Administration

  • Business Economics

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Engineering

  • Technology

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Marketing/Advertising

  • Sales/Entrepreneurship

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All IBS programs are:

Faculty Led

Led by experienced US faculty leaders to provide guidance. On average, IBS provides 1 leader per 8-10 students.

Short Term

Programs range from 10 to 22 days abroad and don’t interfere with most spring and fall semester schedules.

Multi Destination

Designed to allow students to experience two or more foreign cities while abroad.

2022 - 23 Winter Programs


Instead of learning in a classroom, you will learn from business executives at global companies such as:

・Ernst & Young
・Lloyd’s of London


・Chelsea Football Club
・Hard Rock Cafe
・Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange



・Cushman & Wakefield

・Riedel Glassworks
・World Trade Organization

・Keolis Transportation

・Grant Thornton

・Swarovski Crystals



Digital Ambassador Scholarship

Digital Ambassador Scholarship

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Check out what some of our past Digital Ambassadors have created!

Digital Ambassador Scholarship

Become a Digital Ambassador to share your experiences through pictures and videos. No experience necessary to apply.

Founders Scholarships

An essay-based scholarship for students with additional financial need.

Undocumented Student Support Scholarship

Undocumented Student Support Scholarship individuals will receive a $300 scholarship to any of our virtual programs.

IBS Advising

Speak to an IBS advisor to discuss all your financing options with IBS, your university, and other opportunities.

Additional Resources

Consider traditional financial aid options, creative crowdfunding ideas, and everything in between!

Contact us to learn more!

*Digital and Founders Scholarships are not applicable to virtual programs.


Scholarships and Financial Planning


Personal & Professional Development

The benefits you can expect to gain from joining one of our programs go far beyond the curriculum material.

Develop a skill set that employers value, such as:

  • The ability to understand and consider multiple perspectives.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Critical and comparative thinking skills.  

  • Patience and flexibility.

  • An understanding of international policies, business practices, and culture.

Build your resume:

  • Each student will gain real-life business experience learning from executives from global companies.

  • Students will be able to speak about their experience, lessons learned, how they would approach a global project/ topic, and discuss their meetings with business leaders.

Discover the knowledge needed to succeed in today’s interconnected world:

  • Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and qualities to engage responsibly and effectively in a global environment by developing cultural understanding, patience, curiosity, collaboration, and an appreciation for the unfamiliar.


Contact Us

Have any questions? We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message or give us a call to learn more.


Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00 PM (MST)

Closed weekends and most holidays.

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