Graduate Business Study Abroad Programs


Get more out of your educational experience! Be global and study abroad! 

The John Cook School of Business through the Boeing Institute of International Business offers two short-stay study abroad programs for graduate business students:

January Study Abroad in Asia

TBA Stay Tuned for More Information on our 2016 Asia Study Abroad

This course will be heavily team oriented with case analysis and presentation as well as a live product study. The immersion experience will include class time with Dr. Zhao at City University of Hong Kong, plus guest lectures by Asian business professionals and expatriates. Several company visits will take participants into the work environments in both Hong Kong and Southern China, and several cultural site visits will expose the historical perspective of the culture. Particular attention is directed toward the complexity of the Asian business environments and corresponding business strategies. An optional trip to Beijing concludes the overseas opportunity.  

For full trip information including course descriptions/credit, eligibility guidelines, tuition and travel costs, housing, flights, and other requirements please contact the International Business Department.



May Study Abroad in Spain

MAY 2015There will be two Study Abroad opportunities in May to Madrid, Spain


This spring The John Cook School of Business Boeing Institute of International Business is offering two exceptional study abroad opportunities for graduate business students. The classes will be held at the Saint Louis University Madrid campus.

Students interested in learning more about the study abroad trips, are encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5-6 p.m. in Cook Hall room 336 (the Boeing Lounge), and can read more on our graduate business study abroad page.  

The following courses will be offered: 

IB-596 European Business Strategy, May 18-25 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Emphasizing the complexities, competitive dynamics, opportunities, and challenges of the changing European business arena, this course is designed to introduce the student to a number of issues managers must consider when competing in Europe. It will also examine strategic choices that enable multinational firms to build and sustain their competitive advantage. The course focuses on multinational strategies that firms implement within an array of EU countries such as France, Spain, England and the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. Case studies, student presentations, guest speakers, and local company visits are the foundations of the course.

The instructor for this course is Hadi Alhorr, Ph.D., an associate professor of international business. His work focuses on organizational cooperative strategies within economically integrated regions, concentrating on strategic choices of multinational firms in the European Union.

ACC-593 Advanced Auditing, May 18-29

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course requires ACCT 440 as a prerequisite. It will give students the opportunity to build upon the knowledge and principles of auditing by working in teams to complete a simulated audit.  This course will (1) enhance student understanding of, and align auditing concepts with, the practice of an audit; (2) allow students to apply professional audit guidance such as that from the PCAOB or the AICPA to the conduct of an audit; (3) assist students in developing project management, team, and presentation skills necessary for an audit career.  In addition to a St. Louis visit to an accounting firm, students will visit a Spanish audit firm to engage in conversation and questions with auditing professionals in Madrid.  These activities will assist students identify topics for a research project.

The instructor for this course is Debra N. Pike, CPA, a full-time member of the faculty of the Department of Accounting since 2006. Her teaching interests are focused on Auditing and Managerial Accounting. 

For full trip information including course descriptions/credit, eligibility guidelines, tuition and travel costs, housing, flights, and other requirements please contact the International Business Department.


For more information about the upcoming study abroad opportunities or information sessions, please contact:

Karen Schneider Carpentier, Associate Director