Application Information

The International Business Program will be online for the summer of 2021.  Registration is now open! 

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.  Students can choose to take one to four courses.  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. 


  1. Students are generally eligible after the successful completion of 55 credit hours.
  2. 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.


Messiah students should contact their advisor to register.  Messiah students taking Global Business Strategy (IBI 390) course AND completing all four courses will have the opportunity to fulfill ELI and Cross-Cultural requirements.  Additionally, Messiah students can earn a minor in International Business if all four courses are completed.  

Non-Messiah students should create an account and register through this link: IBI 2021 Non-Messiah Registration Link

Create an account on





Step 1- Complete new user registration/Non-Messiah login/register

  • Choose I do not have login credentials to this site, click on submit
  • Choose I am at a US institution, click on submit
  • Create a new account, click on submit, retrieve your temp password
  • Retrieve temp password link and choose I have login credentials that I have received.  Log in with temporary password.
  • Choose your security questions and finish the creation of your account.




  1. Application Form (online)
  2. Follow instructions for signature verification

Step 2 - Complete the application. 





Determine which courses you want to take this summer.


You will receive a confirmation email once your IBI application is received.  This email will provide an enrollment link.  Once enrolled, you will be able to register for each class you want to take.  The application window will open on April 13. 


Full payment will be required upon registration.    


IBI Summer Online Costs:

$570/per credit hour OR

$6500/registration in all four courses.

Comparative Economic Systems (IBI 331) - May 17- June 4

Pre-req: Introductory Economics

Dr. Paul Koch, Olivet Nazarene University

(Registration deadline: May 12, 2021)


International Trade and Finance (IBI 350) - June 7- June 25

Pre-req: Introductory Economics

Dr. Dan Sterkenburg, Cedarville University

(Registration deadline:  June 2, 2021)


Global Business Strategy (IBI 390) - June 28- July 16

Pre-req: Principles of Management

Dr. Andrew Babyak, Messiah University

*Course will officially run May 17-Aug 6 as some short assignments will be due throughout the summer that tie together the entire IBI experience.

 (Registration deadline:  May 12, 2021)


July 19- Aug 6: Global Marketing (IBI 339)

Pre-req: Principles of Marketing

Dr. Lari Mobley, Biola University

(Registration deadline:  July 14, 2021)



Non-Messiah students are encouraged to contact their campus advisor or the IBI office at