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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.


Spring 2015 South Africa Mar 21 - Mar 28
Summer 2015 Japan Jun 14 - Jun 20
  Netherlands Jun 7 - Jun 13
Spring 2016 To be announced  
Summer 2016 To be announced  

*All trips are tentative and subject to faculty confirmation, academic scheduling, and UC risk management approval.


Important Dates

Thursday Oct 16 Information Session & Faculty Presentations B of A Forum (7:30PM)
Monday Oct 20 SIB Sign-Ups Open OLR
Wednesday Oct 22 SIB Sign-Up Closed OLR
Friday Oct 24 SIB Spring Results via Email

*An additional sign-up period and information session will occur in early Spring for Summer 2015 trips. Information will be released via the Bear Necessities and this page.



Participation in this course is restricted to Evening & Weekend students enrolled at Haas. Selection is based on seniority and prior SIB participation. Please check your availability for the trips prior to signing up as any changes after selection may result in a bid penalty.


We highly recommend students to attend the faculty information session to learn about the trip. If you are unable to attend, powerpoint slides will be provided. You can also reach out to the faculty for more information. SIB sign-ups will occur during a 3-day period on OLR. You must indicate your interest on OLR to be considered for an SIB trip.

Each course is a combination of pre-sessions (typically 2-3 sessions) at Haas, a one week study tour of the regions of interest, and a post-session. Students can also expect to complete a project, which will be determined by the faculty trip leader.


All participating students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from the program location(s). 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.

EWMBA SIB students in China, Summer 2012

For general inquiries including sign-ups & logistics, contact:

Drew Ollero, Assistant Director, EWMBA

For questions regarding academics or if you are a faculty interested in hosting a trip, contact:

Dr. Kristiana Raube, Executive Director, International Business Development Program & Associate Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact