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Top Colleges & Universities With International Business Programs in North Carolina

by Sarah Moore, studioD

Getting a degree in international business means adding a global perspective to an already rigorous educational program. Several top private and public colleges in North Carolina offer such programs, some undergraduate and some part of MBA degree programs. Usually, part of these international business programs take place abroad and the rest in North Carolina.

Duke University

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business offers an international business degree to its MBA students. Duke's Global Executive MBA is a 15-month program takes students on a whirlwind tour of the globe, starting and ending in North Carolina, but asking them to spend three terms abroad in between. The first is in St. Petersburg and London, the second in Dubai and New Delhi, and the third in Shanghai and Bangkok.

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management offers a International Business dual degree, in which students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from NC State and a bachelor's degree from a partner institution abroad. Students must be fluent in a second language -- Spanish, French, German or Italian -- and spend much of their undergraduate careers abroad. Two years of the program take place at NC State and two more take place at a partnership institution in Europe. Students also complete a 10-week internship at home and a 22-week internship abroad.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

An English-speaking program for students with undergraduate degrees in business, finance or economics, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s International Master of Business Administration program is a three-term course. Students begin in the fall, taking their core courses, then spend spring term abroad in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Malaysia or France. They finish up with a master's thesis at their specializing university in thesummer.

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School focuses on business as a global concept. With a variety of global immersion programs and study abroad opportunities, their undergraduate degrees provide hands-on international experience to complement their global take on business education. Kenan Flagler's MBA program is ranked seventh in leadership development by "Bloomberg Businessweek."

About the Author

Sarah Moore has been a writer, editor and blogger since 2006. She holds a master's degree in journalism.

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