International Bachelor of Business Administration Global/Regional Content

iBBA students complete coursework that focuses on their home or primary region of study and a selected second global region. Studying the culture of a chosen second region allows students to gain valuable, international experience as they will study abroad for one or two semesters in this region. There are a wide variety of regions to select from:

  • Asia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Within these regions, the faculty has more than 40 partner institutions in over 20 different countries.

Global/Regional Course Content
iBBA students develop a deeper understanding of global topics and the cultures of specific regions. The program’s required coursework includes a minimum of 21 credit hours (seven courses) in non-business electives that are bicultural, global and/or regional in content. Students complete at least six credit hours (two courses) related to their home or primary region, and six credit hours (two courses) specific to their chosen second global region. The study of a regional language may be used to satisfy these requirements. It's recommended that students consider their second global region prior to applying for admission to the iBBA program for course and exchange planning purposes.

Cross-Cultural Study Experience
A semester studying abroad, known as the cross-cultural study experience, is a required component of the iBBA. Students will select a partner institution within their second global region that they are interested in studying at for one or two semesters. iBBA students must have completed at least 72 credit hours of the program prior to the cross-cultural study experience.

Students should consult with the International Programs Office to ensure their chosen partner institution fits with their program. Students must apply for the cross-cultural study experience by completing the exchange program application. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and students are contacted with their application result and advisable next steps.

Before participating in a cross-cultural study experience, iBBA students are normally required to complete a course load of 15 credit hours (five courses) in a single semester with an average of at least 65%, and have completed 30 credit hours (10 courses) since admission to the iBBA.


Faculty of Business Administration

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000