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International Business Advising

IB Co-majors should meet with their primary major advisor each semester to plan their course of study.

The IB Programs Office provides supplementary advising, as needed, about IB co-major requirements, internships abroad, study abroad, and the IB Society. We cannot clear holds for registration.

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Coursework Requirements

The IB co-major and your primary major can be completed in 121 hours with careful planning. Please see this handout for co-major requirements. Each major requires at least four courses that have been determined by the IB Committee as required coursework in their major. Please find your co-major pairing check sheet below. See the University of Georgia Bulletin for course information.

Foreign language

Ability to read, write, and converse in a second language sets the IB co-major apart from the crowd. Co-majors demonstrate this by studying a second language through the conversation level, typically a 5-course sequence if starting from beginner-level. Check the UGA Bulletin for modern languages taught at UGA to the conversation level (e.g., SPAN 3010, CHNS 3010, FREN 3010, GRMN 3010, ITAL 3010, JPNS 3010, PORT 3010, HEBR 3000 among others). Some students, who have native fluency, may be able to waive this requirement (see side-bar instructions).

Major courses (6 credits)

  • ECON 4040, International Business Environment (Note: Economics majors take ECON 4550, International Trade, instead).

  • MGMT 5560, International Strategic Management (IB capstone class).

Major elective (3-6 credits)

  • Choose one elective if ACCT, ECON, FINA, MARK, MGMT, MIST major
  • Choose two electives if REAL or RMIN major:
    • ACCT 4900 - International Accounting
    • BUSN 4650 - Diversity in a Global Environment
    • LEGL 4900 - International Legal Transactions for Business
    • MARK 4700 - International Marketing
    • FINA 4810 - International Finance
    • INTB 4800 - International Business Internship for credit
    • INTB 5100 - Special Topics in International Business (taught abroad)
    • MIST 5780 - Globalization and IT (taught abroad)

Note: If your primary major is Marketing, Finance, or Management Information Systems, you must choose an elective outside of your major department.

International Immersion

  • Choose one: (a) an approved, 3-credit study abroad program, (b) an approved internship in a company doing global business, or (c) two additional courses in the foreign language you are studying beyond conversation-level.

Interested in adding the co-major to your existing Terry degree?

While we strongly encourage students to apply to the co-major when they initially apply to Terry, admitted Terry students may apply to add the co-major to their existing degree program. The application process follows the normal Terry admission schedule, but uses a different application form. Normal Terry admission criteria and any additional business courses you have taken may be considered alongside your statement of purpose.

Study Abroad

Terry Study Abroad offers a mix of spring/winter break, Maymester, and summer programs that award credits used to fulfill BBA requirements. Terry students also have the option to spend a full spring or fall semester abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities through a student exchange program.

Terry Study Abroad Advisor is Holly Alderman, and her appointments are in SAGE.

In addition to the Terry programs listed above, students have many other options to study abroad for credit. The Office of Global Engagement has a complete list of UGA-sponsored study abroad and exchange programs. Speak with a study abroad advisor for more information on credit transfer and how to apply.

Internships Abroad

General Suggestions:

  • For personalized international internship advising, please visit SAGE to make an appointment with me
  • Students are encouraged to participate in internships that are either paid positions and/or earning credit (see INTB 4800 application below)
  • Students should not pay for an internship that does not provide credit or relevant business training


The Terry College encourages students to seek funding for their abroad experience. Such resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Terry College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship (fall deadline)
  • UGA Experiential Learning Scholarship (fall and spring deadlines)
  • Office of Global Engagement General Scholarship (fall and spring deadlines)
  • Asia-Georgia Internship Connection Scholarship (fall and spring deadlines)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship (external)

Please note that scholarships may be need and/or merit-based, location-specific, or contingent on earning academic credit in your chosen program.

INTB 4800 Internship (1-3 credits)

International Business co-majors that obtain internships relating to international business are encouraged to apply for INTB 4800 credit. Students must apply before the last week of classes in the semester preceding their internship.

In order to receive three credits of INTB 4800, a student must work a total of at least 200 hours doing relevant IB work, receive a good review from their supervisor, and submit a 15-page term paper. A one-credit option is available for those submitting a five-page paper. The location can be either domestic or abroad.

UGA students interning abroad should expect to complete additional processes via the Office of Global Engagement to register their travel plans, obtain travel insurance, and be adequately oriented to live and work abroad.

Read the requirements and download the application.

ExportGA Internship Opportunity (fall)

One of the first programs of its kind nationally, ExportGA connects Terry International Business students and local consultants with Georgia-based SMEs looking to enter foreign markets. Since its inception in 1999, ExportGA has helped over 150 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world.

ExportGA Internship typically occurs fall semester, including expert-led training sessions in Athens, workshops at SBDC's office in Lawrenceville, in addition to independent work done remotely from Athens with the assigned company. There is also a mandatory debriefing session at the conclusion of the program to help interns best leverage their experience moving forward in their careers. All travel expenses can be reimbursed and breakfast is included at all workshops!

Open only to International Business co-majors, students who are admitted to the program will enroll in INTB 4800 for the term of the internship, which can be used to fulfill both the co-major immersion and elective requirements.

Learn more here. Stay tuned to the IB co-major listserv for announcements!

Finding an Internship

  1. UGA’s Office of Global Engagement has a wealth of information on programs for interning or working globally, including UGA-approved internship programs offered by external affiliate program providers. These organizations offer internship placement and travel services for a fee. If course credit it offered, it must go through the normal transfer credit approval process, from OGE or the college. Search UGA-affiliated programs here.
  2. NAFSA, a non-profit international education organization

  3. UGA Career Center: Resources are made available by the UGA Career Center for those seeking to work or intern abroad. To access these tools, login with your MyID and password to sign into the Career Center's job platform, Handshake.

Sample Affiliated UGA Internship Programs

  • Connect-123
    • Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai, Sydney
  • CRCC
    • Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Manchester, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen
  • Global Experiences
    • Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Galway, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, San José, Sydney
  • IES Abroad
    • Barcelona, Berlin, Cape Town, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA)
    • Australia (Multiple Cities), Dublin, London, Madrid, New Zealand (Multiple Cities), Santiago, Seoul, Shanghai, Valencia