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Seminars in International Business

Seminars in International Business ("SIB") are designed to introduce EWMBA student participants to the culture, history and business environment in various countries. Each SIB program focuses on a country or combination of countries that will illustrate how business environments vary across cultures. These programs do not focus on specific industries. Rather, by examining a variety of companies and industries, the goal is to develop a broader perspective of how business is conducted in a particular region of the world.

EWMBA SIB students in China, Summer 2012


Each course is a combination of lectures and seminars at Haas which includes coursework both before international travel, a one or two week study tour of the regions of interest, and post trip meetings.

Participation in this course is restricted to Evening & Weekend students enrolled at Haas. Selection of participants from eligible applicants is based on a seniority system. Please review the schedules below for more information.


Spring 2014 Information Session Presentation (Video) (Haas login required)
Spring 2014 Information Session Presentation PPT

Summer 2014 Information Session Presentation (March 10)



Spring 2014 (2 units)
Summer 2014 (2 units)


All participating students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from the program location(s). (See specific travel requirements for each individual program.) In most cases in-country travel such as transportation to/from the business meetings, and transportation between different cities on the program's itinerary, will be covered by Haas. In addition, although it is possible that some meals will be provided, students must expect to pay for their own meals and all incidentals while traveling with the program.


Travel overseas, especially to developing countries and emerging markets, may expose participants to health and other risks different from those that they face at home. Although we will do our best to make participants aware of such risks and will make efforts to minimize risks, the ultimate responsibility lies with the participant. Participants are advised to check with the Centers for Disease Control and with the US State Department for information on health and safety issues respectively. See also the useful international web sites page for further research on countries and their respective health and safety record.

Each participant must obtain, at their own expense, any vaccinations, inoculations or other medications considered appropriate for a prudent traveler to the destination(s) to which they are assigned.

Each participant must register themselves with the Office or Risk Services at least 30 days prior to travel here: http://www.uctrips-insurance.org./. The university policy covers students for emergency medical evacuation to the USA, and this is a prerequisite for partaking in a Seminar in International Business. Evidence of registration must be provided to the course instructor in advance of the program departure.

The Centers for Disease Control Travel Section provides a wealth of information on travelers’ health.

For more information about SIB, contact:

Drew Ollero, Assistant Director, EWMBA