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The International Business Certificate (IBC) is open to undergraduate students who are majoring in areas either in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

The objective of the IBC is to provide business and liberal arts students the opportunity to develop a competent understanding of the complexities of the international business world. The IBC complements internationally minded students' majors by adding an international business dimension to their degrees.

While the IBC is not intended to serve as a "ticket" to a job overseas upon graduation, it can be a credential that draws the attention of prospective employers. Also, when combined with on-the-job experience and an otherwise demonstrated interest in international business, it may lead to international opportunities at a later point in a graduate's career.

The course work in the IBC program of study is concentrated in four areas: international business, international relations and institutions, world language, and area studies. By acquiring knowledge and skills in these four areas, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the economic and cultural forces that shape the global business environment.

Requirements

6E:001 Principles of Microeconomics 4 semester hours
6E:002 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 semester hours
International Business (3 courses) 9 semester hours
International Relations & Institutions (2 courses) 6 semester hours
Area Studies (2 courses) 6 semester hours
World Language or Study Abroad

 
Total Semester Hours:
* Total semester hours does not include world language.
29 semester hours

 

International Business

These courses provide students with an essential understanding of economics, which is central to all business operation. They also help students develop knowledge of the functional areas of international business.

Both of these (total of 8 s.h.):

  • 6E:001 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 6E:002 Principles of Macroeconomics

Three of these (total of 9 s.h.):

  • ECON:2500/6E:125 Global Economics and Business (prerequisite: 6E:001 and 6E:002)
  • ECON:2510/6E:129 Economic Growth and Development (prerequisite: 6E:001 and 6E:002, or consent of instructor)
  • ECON:3500/6E:173 International Economics (prerequisite: 6E:104 and 6E:105)
  • FIN:4240/6F:130 International Finance (prerequisite: 6F:100—see IBC advisor for special permission)
  • MGMT:4500/6J:146 International Business Environment (prerequisite: junior standing—see IBC advisor for special permission)
  • MKTG:4300/6M:151 International Marketing (prerequisite: 6M:100—see IBC advisor for special permission)
  • ENTR:4460/6T:152 Entrepreneurship and Global Trade (prerequisite: 6T:120 or 6J:125)
  • 91:282 International Business Transactions (contact Associate Dean Carin Crain for special permission)
  • 91:287 International Trade Law: Basic Norms and Regulations (contact Associate Dean Carin Crain for special permission)

One of these may be counted toward the 9 s.h. requirement above:

  • 9:115 Business French
  • 13:114 Business German
  • 35:118 Business Spanish
  • 39:117 Business Chinese I
  • 38:108 Business Portuguese

International Relations and Institutions

These courses familiarize students with comparative politics, social geography, foreign policy, and issues related to world population and the environment‐topics relevant to decision making in the international business world.

Two of these (total of 6 s.h.):

  • 16:082 The World Since 1945
  • 16:101 History of Human Rights
  • 16:143 International Politics: The History of the Present
  • 16:144 War and Peace in the Twentieth Century
  • 16:157 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights
  • 16A:152 United States in World Affairs
  • 16W:138/152:138 History of Global Health
  • 16W:155 Europe and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century
  • 19:156 Comparative Communication Systems
  • 30:041 Introduction to Politics of Russia and Eurasia
  • 30:043 Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World
  • 30:045 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • 30:060 Introduction to International Relations
  • 30:061 Introduction to American Foreign Policy
  • 30:130 Consequences of War
  • 30:131 Global Justice
  • 30:137 Introduction to Political Economy 
  • 30:142 European Integration
  • 30:147 Parties and Elections Around the World
  • 30:149 Problems in Comparative Politics
  • 30:150 Implementing Policies in Democratic Societies
  • 30:151 Political Leadership
  • 30:155 International Courts: The Intersection of Law and Politics
  • 30:156 Ethnic and Religious Conflict in the Muslim World
  • 30:159 Authoritarian Politics
  • 30:160 Women and Politics in Global Perspective
  • 30:161 International Organization and World Order
  • 30:162 American Foreign Policies
  • 30:165 International Conflict
  • 30:166 Global Communication and Politics
  • 30:167 Politics and the Multinational Enterprise
  • 30:168 Politics of Terrorism
  • 30:169 Problems of International Politics
  • 30:170 The Politics of International Economics
  • 30:173 State Failure in the Developing World
  • 30:177 Globalization
  • 30:178 Causes, Consequences, and Management of Civil War
  • 30:195 International Law
  • 30:196 Democracy: Global Trends and Struggles
  • 30:197 Politics International Human Rights
  • 30:198 Regional Peace and Security
  • 34:045 Global Criminology
  • 36:042/42:042/187:042 Intercultural Communication
  • 44:010 The Contemporary Global System
  • 44:011 Population Geography
  • 44:030 The Global Economy
  • 44:055 World Cities
  • 44:104 Environment and Development
  • 44:107 Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food
  • 44:194 Geographic Perspectives on Development
  • 91:193 Human Rights in the World Community
  • 91:195 Introduction to Public International Law
  • 113:010 Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems
  • 113:045 Language Rights
  • 113:062 Anthropology of Violence
  • 113:067 Anthropology of Immigration
  • 113:104 Cultural Politics
  • 113:114 Environmentalisms
  • 113:116 Urban Anthropology
  • 113:139 Religion and Environmental Ethics
  • 113:143 Environment and Culture
  • 113:144 Culture and Consumption
  • 187:006 Developed and Developing Places
  • 187:007 The European Union
  • 187:020 Introduction to International Studies
  • 187:080 Introduction to Human Rights
  • 187:180 Human Rights Advocacy
  • 216:175 Child Labor and International Human Rights
  • 216:176 Topics in Human Rights

World Language

This component enables students to develop an intermediate level of competence in a second language. Through language study, students not only gain insight into the culture of another region of the world, they also develop a deeper understanding of their own language and culture.

Students must complete an approved world language sequence. For questions about languages not listed below or about study abroad course work, see an International Business Certificate advisor.

Arabic

All of these:

  • 195:101-195:102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I-II
  • 195:111-195:112 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I-II

Chinese

All of these:

  • 39:008-39:009 First-Year Chinese: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:105-39:106 Second-Year Chinese: First Semester-Second Semester              

Czech

All of these:

  • 041:141 (SLAV:1211) Conversational Czech I
  • 041:142 (SLAV:1212) Conversational Czech II
  • 041:143 (SLAV:2211) Conversational Czech III
  • 041:144 (SLAV:2212) Conversational Czech IV

French

One of:

  • 9:001-9:002 Elementary French I-II
  • 9:010 First-Year French Review

All of these:

  • 9:011-9:012 Intermediate French I-II
  • 9:XXX Any course for which 9:012 is a prerequisite (may include Iowa Regents Program credit)

German
One of:

  • 13:011-13:012 Elementary German I-II
  • 13:014 First-Year German Review

All of these:

  • 13:021-013:022 Intermediate German I-II
  • 13:XXX Any course for which 13:022 is a prerequisite

Hindi

All of these:

  • 39:123-39:124 First-Year Hindi: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:126-39:127 Second-Year Hindi: First Semester-Second Semester

Italian
One of:

  • 18:001-18:002 Elementary Italian I-II
  • 18:103 Intensive Elementary Italian

All of these:

  • 18:011-18:012 Intermediate Italian I-II
  • 18:XXX Any course for which 18:012 is a prerequisite

Japanese
One of:

  • 39J:010 & 39J:012 First-Year Japanese: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39J:011 & 39J:012 Elementary Japanese Review and First-Year Japanese: Second Semester

And:

  • 39J:101-39J:102 Second Year Japanese: First Semester-Second Semester

Korean

All of these:

  • 39:40-39:41 First-Year Korean: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:42-39:43 Second-Year Korean: First Semester-Second Semester

Portuguese
One of:

  • 38:100-38:101 Accelerated Elem Portuguese-Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese (both courses)
  • 38:102 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

 And:

  • 38:XXX Any course for which 38:101 or 38:102 is a prerequisite

Russian

All of these:

  • 41:001-41:002 First-Year Russian I-II
  • 41:003-41:004 Second-Year Russian I-II
  • 41:XXX Any course for which 41:004 is a prerequisite

Spanish

  • 35:001-35:002 Elementary Spanish I-II

And one of:

  • 35:011-35:012 Intermediate Spanish I-II
  • 35:013 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish

And:

  • 35:XXX Any course for which 35:012 is a prerequisite

Swahili

All of these:

  • 211:125-211:126 Elementary Swahili I-II
  • 211:127-211:128 Intermediate Swahili I-II

Area Studies

These courses help students learn about the culture, contemporary history, art, literature, and politics of the geographic region in which their second language is spoken. They cover topics critical to understanding sociocultural influences on individuals with whom students share the world, and with whom they may conduct business.

Students complete 6 s.h. from one geographic area. The area should be appropriate to the language the student chooses for the language requirement.

Asian Area Studies
Languages: Chinese, Hindi, or Japanese

  • 1H:016/39:016 Asian Art and Culture
  • 1H:031/39:028 Introduction to the Art of China
  • 1H:033/39J:033 Introduction to the Art of Japan
  • 1H:119/39:159 Chinese Art and Culture
  • 1H:120/39:120 Chinese Painting I
  • 1H:123/39J:123 Japanese Painting
  • 01H:124 Themes in Asian Art History
  • 8:132 Literature of the Indian Subcontinent
  • 16:005/39:055 Civilizations of Asia: China
  • 16:006/39:056 Civilizations of Asia: Japan
  • 16:007 Civilizations of Asia: South Asia
  • 16:009 India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror
  • 16W:087 Perspectives on Korea
  • 16W:140 Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia
  • 16W:172/39J:172 Japan-Age of the Samurai
  • 16W:173/39J:173 Modern Japan
  • 16W:174 History, Memory, and Pacific War
  • 16W:175/39J:175 Japan-U.S. Relations
  • 16W:183 Vietnam War on Film
  • 16W:185 Modern Korean History
  • 16W:198/39:196 China Since 1927
  • 26:143 Philosophy East and West
  • 26:145/32:175 Buddhist Philosophy
  • 30:102 Southeast Asia: Democracy, Identity, and Development
  • 30:143/39:178 Government and Politics of the Far East
  • 30:148 Government and Politics of China
  • 32:004/39:064 Living Religions of the East
  • 32:006/39:006 Introduction to Buddhism
  • 32:010/39:007 Chinese Religions
  • 32:014 Introduction to Indian Religions
  • 32:017/39J:017 Religion in Japanese Culture
  • 32:081 Hindu Religion and Art
  • 32:116/39J:109 Japanese Religion and Thought
  • 32:131 Gender and Sexuality in East Asia
  • 32:163/39:162 Turning East
  • 32:166 The History of a Religious and Spiritual Practice: Yoga in Asia and Beyond
  • 32:188/39:170 Zen Buddhism
  • 39:015 Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • 39:018 Asian Humanities India
  • 39:019/32:009 Asian Humanities: China
  • 39:020/32:007 Asian Humanities: Japan
  • 39:032 Chinese Popular Culture
  • 39:034 The Languages of Asia in Cultural and Historical Perspective
  • 39:036 Understanding Korean Culture Wave
  • 39:044 Envision India
  • 39:057/16:007 Civilizations of Asia: South Asia
  • 39:087 Perspectives on Korea
  • 39:135 Korean Language in Culture and Society
  • 39:140/32:186 The Literature of Daoism
  • 39:141 Chinese Literature: Poetry
  • 39:142 Chinese Literature: Prose
  • 39:145 Topics in Asian Cinema
  • 39:173 Transnational Chinese Cinemas
  • 39:180 Modern Chinese Writers
  • 39:199 Asian Studies
  • 39J:103 Language in Japanese Society
  • 39J:125/113:125 Japanese Society and Culture
  • 39J:129 Japan: Culture and Communication
  • 39J:135 Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture
  • 39J:141/48:143 Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation
  • 39J:142/48:142 Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation
  • 39J:144 Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature
  • 39J:146 Warriors Dreams
  • 39J:147 Introduction to Japanese Film
  • 39J:155 Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • 39J:162 Topics in Global Cinema
  • 44: 060 Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan
  • 48:026 Introduction to Asian Film
  • 48:106/39:145 Topics in Asian Cinema
  • 113:107/131:107 Gendering India
  • 113:118 North Korea and Totalitarianism
  • 113:120 Popular Culture in South Asia
  • 113:127 South Asian Sexual Cultures

European Area Studies
Languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish

  • 1H:157/9:130/33:130 Paris and the Art of Urban Life
  • 8:065 20th Century British Literature
  • 8:066 21st Century British Literature
  • 8:091 Topics in Modern British Literature After 1900
  • 8:110 Literature and Culture of 20th-and 21st-Century Britain
  • 9:030 Cultural Misunderstandings: France and USA
  • 9:110 Introduction to French Literature: Twentieth Century
  • 9:114 French Civilization
  • 9:119 Studies in Modern France
  • 9:120 French-Speaking Cultures
  • 9:130 Paris and the Art of Urban Life
  • 9:146 Francophone Cinema
  • 9:147/48:105 French Cinema
  • 9:148 Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema
  • 9:168/48:168 Post-Colonial Literature in France
  • 13:101 Introduction to German Literature
  • 13:105 German Cultural History
  • 13:115 Contemporary German Civilization
  • 13:135 Brief Texts About Big Events
  • 13:140 Literature in Film
  • 13E:075 Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  • 13E:118 The Third Reich and Literature
  • 13E:119 German Film
  • 13E:120 Germany in the World
  • 16E:065 Europe Since 1945
  • 16E:130 Modern European Imperialism
  • 16E:132 War and Society in Modern Europe
  • 16E:135 Twentieth-Century Europe: The Nazi Era
  • 16E:136 Twentieth-Century Europe: The Cold War and After
  • 16E:144 Modern France 1870-Present
  • 16E:145 France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism
  • 16E:146 France from 1815-Present
  • 16E:152 Modern Britain: The Twentieth Century
  • 16E:156 Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After
  • 16E:158 Holocaust in History and Memory
  • 16W:155 Europe and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century
  • 18:105 Modern Italian Fiction
  • 18:106 Modern Italian Poetry and Drama
  • 18:114 Studies in Italian Language
  • 18:132 Images of Modern Italy
  • 30:140 Government and Politics of Europe
  • 30:142 European Integration
  • 30:147 Parties and Elections Around the World
  • 30:172 France in the 21st Century
  • 35:090 Diversity and Cultures in Spain
  • 35:110 Readings in Spanish Literature and Culture
  • 35:150 Spanish Civilization
  • 35:153 Madrid
  • 35:156 Spanish Literature of the Transition
  • 35:157 Contemporary Spanish Short Story
  • 35:161 Modern Spanish Literature
  • 35:170 The Spanish Civil War
  • 38:107 Introduction to Portuguese Literature
  • 48:021 Introduction to European Film
  • 48:104 Topics in European Film
  • 48:163 Studies in 20th Century European Literature

Latin American Area Studies
Languages: Portuguese or Spanish

  • 8:109 The Pleasure and Pain of Travel
  • 8:114 Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • 008:133 Inter-American Studies
  • 16A:069 Introduction to Mexican American History
  • 16A:112 Mexican American History
  • 16A:113 Latina/o Immigration
  • 16W:106 Society and Revolution in Cuba
  • 16W:107 History of Mexico
  • 16W:110 Topics in Latin American History
  • 16W:112 Introduction to Modern Latin America
  • 16W:114 Latin America and the US: The Historical Perspective
  • 16W:115 Latin American Revolution
  • 16W:116 Dictatorships of Latin America
  • 30:144 Latin American Politics
  • 25:104 Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 35:107 Music of the Hispanic World
  • 35:020 Contemporary Spanish American Narrative
  • 35:111 Readings in Spanish American Literature and Culture
  • 35:113 Screening Latin America
  • 35:114 Introduction to Spanish American Cultures
  • 35:130 Spanish American Civilization
  • 35:131 Contemporary Spanish American Fiction
  • 35:132 Spanish American Poetry
  • 35:134 Spanish American Short Story
  • 35:135 Latinos in the United States
  • 35:138 Modern Mexico
  • 35:140 Contemporary Spanish American Literature
  • 35:144/131:162 Latin American Women Writers
  • 35:146 Pan-Caribbean Literary Currents
  • 35:148 Topics in Cinema and Society
  • 35:171 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theatre and Performance
  • 35:174 Latino a Popular Culture
  • 35:175 Cultural Identity in Caribbean Literature
  • 35:177 Literature & Mass Culture Latin America
  • 35:191 Topics in Latin American Cinema
  • 35:193 Narratives of Underdevelopment
  • 38:020 Contemporary Brazilian Narrative
  • 38:077 Brazil: The Erotic/Exotic Lure
  • 38:106 Brazilian Literature After 1900
  • 38:112 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature
  • 38:115 Writing Brazil in the U.S.
  • 48:024 Introduction to Latin American Film
  • 48:178 Topics in Latin American Cinema
  • 48:196 Cuban American Literature and Culture
  • 113:119 Health in Mexico
  • 113:131 Latin American Economy and Society
  • 130:070 Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • 130:176/38:176/48:153/113:132/35:176 Latin American Studies Seminar

Middle Eastern / African Area Studies
Languages: Swahili, or proficiency in another contemporary Middle Eastern or African language

  • 1H:002 Arts of Africa
  • 1H:107 Art of West Africa
  • 1H:116 Introduction to the Art of Central Africa
  • 01H:125 Kings, Gods, and Heroes: Art of the Ancient Near East
  • 8:109 The Pleasure and Pain of Travel
  • 8:119/129:119 African Literature
  • 8:157 Topics in African Cinema
  • 8G:014/129:008 Literature of the African Peoples
  • 9:120 French-Speaking Cultures
  • 9:145 France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism
  • 9:146 Francophone Cinema
  • 9:163 Francophone Literature of the African Diaspora
  • 16:008 Civilizations of Africa
  • 16W:121/129:164 African History Since 1880
  • 16W:123 Slavery, Gender, and Identity in East Africa
  • 16W:124 Crossing the Indian Ocean
  • 16W:125 Women in African History
  • 16W:128 Identity, Trade, and Diaspora
  • 16W:126 Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 16W:152 History of the Modern Middle East
  • 16W:153 Topics in the Modern Middle East
  • 30:043 Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World
  • 30:103 The Politics of Southern Africa
  • 30:145 War in the Muslim World
  • 30:156 Ethnic and Religious Conflict in the Muslim World
  • 30:176 Governance in the Middle East
  • 32:030 Introduction to Islam
  • 32:052 Women in Islam and the Middle East
  • 32:133 Special Topics: Islamic and Middle Eastern Societies
  • 32:155 Human Rights and Islam
  • 32:157 Religion and Politics: The Islamic World
  • 32:159 Comparative Islamic Law
  • 32:168 Islamic Sects
  • 39:017 Asian Humanities: Middle East
  • 39:121 Autobiography in Islamic Literary Cultures
  • 39:125 Islam, Secularity, Modernity
  • 44:161 African Development
  • 44:164 The Middle East
  • 187:160 Modern Arab Narrative Identities
  • 195:050 Topics in Middle East Muslim World Studies I
  • 195:125 Topics in Middle East Muslim World Studies II
  • 195:126 Study Abroad: Culture and Society

Russian / Eastern European Area Studies
Languages: Russian, or proficiency in a modern Slavic language

  • 16E:178 Soviet Union 1917-1945
  • 16E:179 Soviet Union 1945-1991
  • 30:041 Introduction to Politics of Russia and Eurasia
  • 30:141 Russian/Post-Soviet Politics
  • 30:142 European Integration
  • 30:146 Russian Foreign Policy
  • 30:159 Politics Under Authoritarian Rule
  • 41:058 Diversities of Eastern Europe
  • 41:082 Youth Subcultures After Socialism
  • 41:086 Russian Media Today
  • 41:093 Slavic Folklore
  • 41:094 Religion and Culture of Slavs
  • 41:098 Introduction to Russian Culture
  • 41:099 Russia Today
  • 41:102 Russian Literature in Translation 1860-1917
  • 41:104/152:170 Health Care and Health Care Reforms in Russia
  • 41:134 Forbidden Masterpieces: Russian and Czech Authors Who Changed History
  • 41:150 Secrets of Russian Mentality
  • 41:155/8:155 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
  • 41:160 Women in Russian Society
  • 41:164/48:164 Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • 41:165 West and East: Women in the Slavic World
  • 41:168/48:154 Twentieth-Century Czech Authors

Policies

  • Undergraduate students pursuing a degree from the University of Iowa are eligible for the certificate.
  • Students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa may return to complete or earn the certificate if they are not enrolled in a graduate or professional program.
  • Holders of baccalaureate degrees from other institutions who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional program may enroll at the University of Iowa to complete the certificate.
  • Students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate with an advisor and submit a plan of study.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.00 must be maintained on all IBC course work.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/nonpass.
  • A minimum of 20 semester hours of certificate course work (other than language courses) must be completed at the University of Iowa or in approved study abroad programs.
  • A course may not be used to satisfy more than one certificate requirement.
  • IBC courses may also satisfy major or minor requirements.
  • University of Iowa Guided Independent Study is accepted toward the certificate.
  • Students who want to use credit earned while studying abroad should consult an IBC advisor before leaving campus.
  • When students complete the certificate requirements and graduate, the Certificate in International Business is noted on their transcript.

How to Declare the IBC

You may declare the IBC by logging into your ISIS account and navigating to Student Records > Programs Of Study And Advisor.

Students who want to pursue the International Business Certificate are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an IBC advisor to learn more about the program.

  • Students admitted to the Tippie College of Business, or advised in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office, will receive IBC advising from their major advisor, as assigned, in C140 PBB.
  • Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are assigned an IBC advisor in the Academic Advising Center, C210 Pomerantz Center.

It is beneficial to consult an IBC advisor early in the undergraduate course of study because many of the classes that satisfy IBC requirements may also apply to general education credit and a major or minor. Declaring the certificate will ensure that you receive the latest information about future classes and other activities that may be of interest to you as you progress toward graduation and completing the IBC requirements.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience is an excellent complement to the IBC. Many IBC participants find that study abroad proves to be highly enriching. The IBC provides broad exposure to the global business environment, while the study abroad experience immerses the student in the culture and social environment of a specific country. IBC course requirements may be satisfied with credit earned at another university, if prior approval for the course work is received from the IBC advisor.

To view some potential study abroad business course equivalencies, see the Tippie College database.

To view previous study abroad liberal arts course approvals, visit the ISIS transfer course search.

Students interested in pursuing study abroad opportunities should visit UI Study Abroad in 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Recent IBC participants have studied in:

Hong Kong, China
Alicante, Spain
Lyon, France
Newcastle, Australia
Montevideo, Uruguay
Santiago, Chile
Freiburg, Germany
Montreal, Canada
Madrid, Spain
Vienna, Austria

Turin, Italy
Heidelberg,Germany
Moscow, Russia
Seville, Spain
Herida, Costa Rica
Nagoya, Japan
Merida, Venezuela
London, England
Frankfurt, Germany
Tilburg, Negtherlands

Advising

Students who want to pursue the International Business Certificate are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an IBC advisor to learn more about the program.

  • Students admitted to the Tippie College of Business, or advised in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office, will receive IBC advising from their major advisor, as assigned, in C140 PBB.
  • Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are assigned an IBC advisor in the Academic Advising Center, C210 Pomerantz Center.

It is beneficial to consult an IBC advisor early in the undergraduate course of study because many of the classes that satisfy IBC requirements may also apply to general education credit and a major or minor. Declaring the certificate will ensure that you receive the latest information about future classes and other activities that may be of interest to you as you progress toward graduation and completing the IBC requirements.