International Business Practicum
Students in the CISB Program put learning to use through the International Business Practicum requirement, applying the concepts learned in the classroom to real-world international business situations. The practicum may be satisfied by taking a four-credit internship with international business content or one of the four-credit courses listed here.
Courses Satisfying the International Business Practicum Requirement
I BUS 470 - International Trade Operations
Student teams are given the assignment of developing an export plan for the product(s) of a partner company. Market development, trade financing, regulation, logistics and tariff issues are taught in the classroom and then applied in developing new international customers for the partner company. All the teams work on the same project, resulting in 3-4 very comprehensive reports developed from different approaches to the project.
I BUS 496 - International Business Practicum
Projects involve various aspects of international business including research on overseas market and recommended strategies for market entry. Teams of 3-4 students work with local companies during an academic quarter and present their findings and recommendations to the partner company in written and oral reports at quarter's end.
I BUS 495 - International Business Internship
An internship with a company, not-for-profit organization, or government agency in an international business capacity.
Certain Special Topics (I BUS 490) and Independent Study (I BUS 499) courses may also fulfill this requirement with pre-approval of the CISB Faculty Director.
Visit the International Business Internships page for more information.