International Business Institute
The International Business Institute is a unique, cooperative overseas program in business and economics which combines classroom study with corporate and manufacturing visits and meetings with government and international agency officials. Information on the program is available from Professor Richard Halberg. Pre-requisites for the program, which offers 12 hours of academic credit, include Macro and Micro Economics, Marketing, Management, at least one course in accounting, and a 2.75 GPA. Most students participate following their junior year but other options are possible.
Interested students may see Professor Halberg at his office in Chamberlain 317 to discuss how this program can fit with their Houghton major and get assistance with the application process. Detailed information is also available at the program's website, www.ibi-program.org. As Houghton is an IBI affiliated school, these courses are considered Houghton courses. Courses in the program include comparative economics, international trade and finance, global marketing, and global business strategy.