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International Study

To operate effectively in the world marketplace, you must understand cultures and customs different from your own. Olin affords you opportunities to broaden your global perspective through a variety of courses and international study options.

Exchange Programs

Marianne talks about Olin and international We offer exchange programs in England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and India. Some last three weeks. For a longer-term experience, you can choose a one-semester exchange program that matches your interests and language skills.


  • At the Manchester Business School in England, you attend classes with students from Europe, Asia, and the Americas; learn from the British business curriculum; and get work experience with local businesses.
  • For those interested in studying in Hong Kong, Olin offers two opportunities. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is for students interested in international business from an Asian perspective, and all classes are taught in English. At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, students can study courses in all areas of business including Chinese Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • At the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany, you can study in a two-week summer program on international business, which typically takes place in May. WHU-Koblenz offers a full semester experience as well.
  • If you are interested in studying in France, we offer two programs. You can attend a two-week or semester long program at the Universite Paris-Dauphine in Paris or a full semester program at the École Management de Lyon (EMLYON) in Lyon France.
  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM) is for students interested in graduate management education. Classes are taught in English.
  • The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Students can choose from a variety of courses including Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Regional Development and Sociology.
  • S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research offers students the opportunity to study on their Mumbai campus. The pillars of their program are influencing practice and promoting value-based growth through their top business education programs.

MBAs Without Borders

MBAs Without Borders, a division of the Citizens Development Corps, is a nonprofit, private volunteer organization founded in 1990 by a consortium of leading U.S. business schools. Since its inception, the program has expanded from 16 to 52 participating schools. It places MBA graduates from participating schools in positions with private companies in countries with emerging economies.

You may apply only as a second-year student or recent graduate. If selected, you begin a language training and orientation program in July and start your 12-month assignment in October. To date, more than 1,000 Corps members have provided management and technology assistance in four continents.