Overseas Programs

Pioneering Overseas Programs

The Office of International Education collaborates with participating schools in the development, approval and delivery of UB degree programs in other countries. Schools wishing to propose new programs should consult university policy on externally funded overseas programs, which stipulates the requirements and approval process. Questions about the policy and requirements may be directed to John J. Wood, Senior Associate Vice Provost for International Education.

A number of UB undergraduate and graduate programs are currently being delivered overseas. Six baccalaureate degree programs—in Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Economics and International Trade—are delivered at the Singapore Institute of Management campus in Singapore, with a total enrollment exceeding 1,500 students.

Two Master of Science degree programs—in Business Analytics and Systems, and Embedded Systems—are delivered in “twinning programs” at the Bengaluru Campus of Amrita University in India. In addition, UB partners with Konan University in Kobe, Japan on the CUBE Program, which brings 20-30 Konan undergraduates to UB annually for a year of English language and management course work. UB also collaborates with the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan to deliver English language training for their students in the School of Continuing Education.

UB has a long history and extensive track record of delivering its degree programs in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Among other programs, UB conducted the first U.S. MBA program at the Dalian University of Technology in China (1984-1989) and a highly successful cooperative education program at the Kuala Lumpur campus of Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia (1986-1991).

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, UB partnered with Riga Technical University in Latvia and the University of Ottawa, Canada to develop and support the Riga Business School (1991), the first western school of management in the Baltics and one of the most successful.