While you’re a Lubar student, you can expand your cultural perspectives, develop your knowledge of international business, and develop friendships around the globe through an international study experience. Study abroad opportunities are available to a wide range of destinations and for lengths of time ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

Explore the possibilities for study abroad early in your college career so you can plan ahead. Be sure to talk to your academic advisor about what you’d like to do so that you can map out your academic plans and make the most of these exciting global learning experiences.

The Lubar College of Business offers the following Business Study Abroad Programs, in partnership with UWM’s Center for International Education.

Hungary and Czech Republic

Escape winter to Eastern Europe, and the business centers of
Hungary and the Czech Republic. Learn the dynamics of business
and the economy in this 3-credit study abroad program. The
program takes place in Budapest and Prague, and features guest
lectures and visits to local businesses. You will also participate in
day trips to Etyek and Bratislava. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to
earn academic credit and gain valuable insights into how business is
conducted in Eastern Europe!

Beyond a Canal: Panama Means Business

Immerse in the history and culture of Panama, and see firsthand
the Panama Canal and its continuous economic growth! Explore
the Central American financial market and Panamanian economy
and discover how global business strategies are implemented
locally. Optional sightseeing includes: Panama City, Panama
Canal Tour, Biodiveristy Museum, Amador Causeway, Indigenous
community of Embera, Casco Viejo’s and more!

Ernst & Young Accounting

Students will be engaged in international accounting and auditing with a European and/or German perspective of business. Immersive learning takes place through class discussion with business leaders, cultural and business visits, and a collaborative team project with German students, led by German faculty.

Immersion in European Business: Paris, France

Join us for a unique program through France, offered by UWM’s Lubar College of Business. The program resides in Paris and includes travel to historic and famous cities throughout France. This overseas program consists of corporate visits and networking sessions, meeting renowned European faculty and French students while participating in international lectures on business in Western Europe, and many day trips to explore castles and other historical landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets – Singapore & Malaysia

Singapore, the world’s 38th largest economy by GDP and the world’s second largest port, is a market with tremendous growth potential. It’s population is composed mainly of people from Chinese, Indian, and Malay descent. We will also explore it’s different cultures that are unlike any other in the world.

Malaysia, which was united with Singapore until 1965, is now the 36th largest economy in the world and is quite ethnically distinct from Singapore. We will spend much of our time in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. 

We will visit these nations to understand the basis for their opportunities as well as to identify potential problems faced in achieving growth. We will also explore different cultures of Southeast Asia that are unlike any other in the world. Program highlights include several company visits, a tour of the cities, visits to several cultural/scenic destinations of interest such as the Gardens by the Bay, the Night Safari, and the Marina Bay Sands, Batu Caves, Petronas Twin Towers, and a cooking class.

Course(s): 3 undergraduate credits in Business Administration (498) or 3 graduate credits in Business Management (726) 

Program Leader: Ed Levitas, Professor of Organizations & Strategic Management, Lubar College of Business

Are You Interested in Something Else? 

Programs to other areas of the world, as well as semester-long or year-long study abroad programs, are offered through UWM’s Center for International EducationBe sure to check back regularly – our program offerings can change from semester to semester.