BBA Study Abroad

Goizueta BBAs Go Global

International perspectives permeate the BBA curriculum but truly come to life through participation in one of the many BBA Program study abroad opportunities. BBA students with sense of adventure, a love of travel, and the intellectual drive to study business abroad while immersing themselves in another culture are richly rewarded for expanding the walls of Goizueta Business School to the world.
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Interested in a semester abroad? With more than 45 exchange programs in 29 countries, BBA students can see the world through one of Goizueta's study abroad programs.

BBA International Programs is here to help you find the program that best fits your academic and personal needs, but as this is your study experience, you can benefit the most by being an informed student throughout the process. After attending an information session at BBA Orientation, we encourage you to do ample research on the available programs and countries, read student experience reports to see what your peers have to say, visit our partner universities' websites to learn about the academic and student life abroad, and find out about the cost of living, course information, and housing options.

Students interested in a foreign language exchange programs will be required to demonstrate proficiency at the time of application, either by completion of at least the 212 class level or native proficiency.

Additional Study Abroad Options

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In addition to semester-long exchange programs, Goizueta also offers international study trips (BUS 334). Students with a second major, outstanding GERs (general education requirements), and/or a passion for international travel over the summer may also consider a program through OISP, the study abroad program of Emory's College of Arts & Sciences.

Programs and Locations

Visit our partner universities' websites to learn about the academic and student life abroad, and find out about the cost of living, course information, and housing options.

Study Abroad FAQ

Each student has their own reasons for studying abroad. Here are some of the most common reasons we hear:

  • To learn more about another culture  
  • To expand my horizons beyond my familiarities
  • To travel to as many places as possible
  • To be able to hold full conversations in a foreign language
  • To learn something that I couldn't learn at Emory
  • To observe international business first-hand
  • To connect with other international students
  • To be more outgoing
  • To build a network
  • To study cultural differences
  • To become more independent

Goizueta practices international exchange — trading students with an elite cadre of international partner schools. Hallmarks of our program: 

  • Direct enrollment & immersion in foreign schools 
  • Body-for-body trade, so international students come to Goizueta classrooms
  • Student does much prep work: visas, housing, travel, enrollment
  • Often results in more independence and self-confidence

  1. Participation in US-hosted & sponsored programs
  2. Abroad with other Americans and in special/reserved classes
  3. Program host handles much prep work
  4. Chances to develop independent living and coping skills harder to find

By asking yourself a few basic questions, you can focus on programs of most interest to you.

  • English or foreign language speaking?
  • Offers the kinds of classes I need and want?
  • A place I already love, or a new place?
  • Where friends and family are, on my own?
  • Within my budget?
  • Learn more about my heritage?
  • Will I feel safe?
  • Can I handle the kind of housing available?
  • Will my family support me choosing this place?
  • Can meet my special needs (dietary, religious, etc)?
  • Dates of attendance match my schedule and plans?

Determining when and where to study abroad from an academic perspective depends on factors specific to each student — your area depth(s) and possible second major, credits already completed, and where you want to go, to name a few. Course offerings vary by location and semester, so what you want to take while you're away plays a role, too. Plan early — starting the semester you apply to Goizueta is ideal — so you can customize a plan to fit your academic, internship, financial, and personal needs. Studying abroad during fall or spring semester of third year fits well for most students.

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Goizueta Business School at the time of application.
  • Students must have successfully completed a minimum of three regular fall or spring semesters.
  • Students must have successfully completed a minimum of three of the following core courses: BUS 211, BUS 320, BUS 330, BUS 331, BUS 340, BUS 351, or BUS 410. Such courses do not have to be completed at the time of the application deadline, only before the student goes abroad.
  • Students must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative and most-recent-semester GPA of at least 3.0.
  • At select schools, students must meet minimum language requirements: class level 212 or higher, or native fluency.

The application deadline is September 10 for study abroad in semester spring semester and February 15 for study abroad in semester fall semester. Detailed instructions about how to apply may be found on the BBA Student Portal.

Study Abroad Advising

BBA International Programs holds regular advising appointments while fall and spring classes are in session. Attend an information session at BBA Orientation first, then schedule a study abroad advising appointment.