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By Deanna Fryhle, Program Adviser, Certificate of International Studies in Business
New technologies, the growth of emerging markets, and the trend toward international cooperation as well as competition have all intensified the demand for business leaders with global vision. Created in 1992, the Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) was designed to give business students the skills and knowledge they need to meet the challenges in today’s global marketplace. Its mission is to prepare students to become leaders in a globally interdependent, culturally diverse, and technology-driven business world.
The CISB program was honored with the 2004 UW Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence. The award recognizes CISB as a program “that gives undergraduates rich and rigorous preparation for careers in international business.” CISB has consistently ranked in the top tier of undergraduate international business programs nationwide. It is one of the largest, most comprehensive programs of its kind, integrating formal business study with practical experience, international experience, and language learning.
What are the key features of the CISB program?
How Can Prospective Transfer Students Prepare for CISB?
Prospective transfer students interested in CISB should pursue foreign language study as early as possible. They are also encouraged to research study and work abroad programs and talk to CISB students and staff to learn more about the program.
Admission criteria include a minimum of one year of college-level foreign language by the fall of admission, a strong academic record and demonstrated commitment to foreign language, business and international studies. Most students are admitted as juniors, so prospective transfers will need to submit their CISB application before they have been admitted to the UW. Admission is for fall quarter only and is contingent on admission to the UW Business School. The priority application deadline for all applicants is April 5. However, applications to CISB for those who have already applied to business will be accepted after that date.
Where Can Students Study Business Abroad in the Target Language?
The UW Business School partners with business schools abroad to provide high-quality foreign study opportunities for business students. Students pay regular UW tuition plus travel and housing expenses, and study business in the language of the respective country. Exchange partners include:
Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management, France
Kobe University School of Business, Japan
VWA-Studienakademie, University of Cooperative Education, Germany (internship)
National Chengchi University College of Commerce, Taiwan
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Escuela de Administracion, Chile
National University of Singapore Business School (for non-CISB students)
For more information on these programs, please visit http://bschool.washington.edu/cisb/exch_programs_bschool.shtml.
How Can I Contact the CISB Program Office?
Certificate of International Studies in Business
UW Business School
137 Mackenzie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-5985; FAX (206) 616-8225