International Program Components
MAIB Study Tour (Required)
All MAIB students are required to participate in this brief, but intensive international immersion experience and will be able earn two credits toward their degree. Students visit businesses and organizations to hear managers and executives discuss their experiences working in that country, and abroad, in general. The itinerary begins with a dinner, which gives students the chance to meet local business people and hear them speak on topics such as European Union expansion and the movement of manufacturing to Eastern Europe. The MAIB Study Tour focuses on Europe and/or the UK. Past MAIB Study Tours have included Budapest, Brussels, Dublin, London, Munich, and Paris. View example Budapest itinerary.
|MAIB Start Date||MAIB Study Tour Dates|
|Spring||Fall Break (mid-October)|
|Summer B||Summer Break (early May)|
Leah Martorana, Joe Dal Santo, and Lindsey Leroy on MAIB Study Tours
Study Abroad Opportunities (Optional)
Hough Graduate School of Business Foreign Study Opportunities
The ability to study for a term (or shorter) at a top foreign school is one of the greatest features of the MAIB Program. Students are able to get a different "international" perspective from their professors and peers. The total immersion experience of a foreign environment allows students to develop independence, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and problem-solving skills, which are highly-valued traits by potential employers. Finally, successfully navigating new surroundings is personally rewarding and fun!
After completion of the core course on the UF campus, students are free to earn MAIB credit through a foreign study program. Study abroad trips can be as short as two weeks or as long as eight months. Most programs offer courses taught in English, however, individuals demonstrating foreign language proficiency may take courses in other languages. The modular design of the MAIB Program facilitates short-term study abroad possibilities, since UF classes last only half the length of a regular semester.
The typical study abroad terms, based on MAIB Program start date appear below.
|MAIB Start Date||Typical Foreign Study Terms|
|Spring||Summer and/or Fall|
|Summer B||Spring and/or Summer|
Students who study abroad can select any courses they wish, provided that they are graduate business (or related, i.e., law, political environment) courses. This gives individuals the freedom to tailor the program to a specific area of their interest, such as finance or e-commerce. Students also have the option of taking courses at two different exchange sites. Students can also participate in a study abroad at a non-partner school if they receive prior approval from the MAIB program. Learn more about Hough Foreign Study Opportunities.