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International Business Institute

International Business Institute

The International Business Institute program is online this summer!  This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn credits, complete ELI and cross-cultural requirements and, potentially, earn a minor in International Business! 


What you should know:

  • You can choose to take one class or all four! Each course is three credits.

  • The following courses will be offered:  Comparative Economic Systems (IBI 331); International Trade and Finance (IBI 350); Global Business Strategy (IBI 390); Global Marketing (IBI 339). Each course is 3 semester credits from Messiah University.

  • Summer online pricing is $570 per credit hour.  For students registering for all four courses, IBI is offering a package price of $6500.00 total.  Payment will be due in full prior to the start of each course.  You will apply for IBI through the link below. 

  • Classes will be asynchronous, giving you the flexibility to work around any other summer commitments you may have.



  • Students are generally eligible after the successful completion of 55 credit hours.
  • Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses:
  • -One year of economics, both micro and macro elements            - One course in accounting or finance

    -One course in management                                                      - One course in marketing

                Note: these may be adjusted in consultation with the Managing Director of IBI

Please visit the Application Information tab on this page for detailed information and registration instructions! 



The International Business Institute is designed to give students in economics, business management and related areas a distinctive opportunity for a term of study that incorporates the international dimension of these fields in an experiential context overseas. The program exposes students to both mature and developing economies through periods of residence in or near internationally powerful cities, emerging economies and less developed regions. 



IBI transformed me from an ordinary business major to a global student.  No other education does that.       - Hamilton O. Smith, IBI 2017



There are several features that together make this program distinctive.  First, there is a significant degree of involvement by a distinguished group of faculty and lecturers drawn from leadership posts in private business and finance, government and academic life.  In the past, these have included parliamentary leaders, cabinet officials, top management personnel, and outstanding academic figures.

Second, the program concentrates on visits and contacts with leading companies and institutions in the fields of economics, business and finance, as well as national and international governmental agencies. These have included US Embassies, European Central Bank, WTO, OECD, KPMG, E&Y, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Ford Motor Company, Stanley Black and Decker, SAP, Credit Suisse, Allianz Global Investors, Chef Middle East, Control Risks Services, Intel, Nestle, Hershey, etc.

Third, the academic or classroom work includes the standard level of coverage in an on campus course but is coordinated with the enriching and complementary field seminar experiences and visits along with the guest faculty. This combination provides the student with the intellectual and analytical background and then grounds it with the field experience and personal contacts with guest faculty and professional practitioners.

Fourth, while students examine the international dimensions of business they interact with foreign cultures and get exposed to a significant percentage of the world's population.  The program deepens faith and perspective on God's work in the world by bringing students into contact with numerous historical places/events, ministry organizations, Christian churches and tranditions.

For further information contact:

International Business Institute
One College Avenue
Suite 3042
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

Office : (717) 796-5364
Fax: (717) 691-6057

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